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Coalitions Across Borders : Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order - Joe Bandy

Coalitions Across Borders

Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order

By: Joe Bandy (Editor), Jackie Smith (Editor), Charles Tilly (Foreword by), Ethel Brooks (Contribution by), Pauline Cullen (Contribution by)

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Coalitions across Borders shows how social movements have cooperated and conflicted as they work to develop a transnational civil society in response to perceived threats of neoliberalism - free trade, privatization, structural adjustment, and unbridled corporate power. The authors explore the processes of transnational mobilization, discussing the motivations and methods of cross-border cooperation as well as the conflicts that have affected movement abilities to promote social change. The original case studies included in this volume represent a diverse cross section of transnational movement coalitions - from various regions and nations, representing different movement interests, and addressing a range of economic injustices. Coalitions across Borders reveals the many social conditions that enable and constrain the formation of transnational civil societies and the ways in which movement actors manage conflicts as they work toward common goals. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Coalitions Across Borders provides an important contribution to our understanding of the challenges faced by those seeking to build transnational networks and coalitions to protest and alter the neoliberal order. . . . Brandy and Smith coplement the substantive chapters with a fruitful concluding chaper, offering an assessment of the key sources of interanl conflict common to transnational coalitions, as well as the conditions and strategies that enable actors to overcome this obstacles and develop successful transnational campaigns. Their analysis is soundly grounded in both the case studeis of the volume and the larger social movement literature. Activists and academics alike will find Coalitions Across Borders a worthwhile read, as will any who seek to better understand and learn form ongoinf efforst to bring abour social change by mobilizing a 'globalization from below.'--Wade T. Roberts, The Colorado College

Foreword
Introduction : cooperation and conflict in transnational protestp. 1
Gendering transnational social movement analysis : women's groups contest free trade in the Americasp. 21
Building a transnational environmental justice movement : obstacles and opportunities in the age of globalizationp. 43
Conflict and cooperation within the platform of European social NGOsp. 71
Bridging the chasms : the case of Peoples' Global Actionp. 95
Transnational campaigns against child labor : the garment industry in Bangladeshp. 121
Talking across difference in an interconnected world of laborp. 141
Monitoring multinationals : corporate codes of conductp. 163
Refusing the Trojan pig : the U.S.-Poland coalition against corporate pork productionp. 187
The trinational alliance against NAFTA : sinews of solidarityp. 209
Factors affecting conflict and cooperation in transnational movement networksp. 231
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ISBN: 9780742523975
ISBN-10: 0742523977
Series: People, Passions, and Power (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 28th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.36 x 14.88  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.36