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
Series: People, Passions, and Power (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 28th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.36 x 14.88
Weight (kg): 0.36