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Transnational Protest and Global Activism : People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P - Donatella Della Porta

Transnational Protest and Global Activism

People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P

By: Donatella Della Porta (Editor, Contribution by), Sidney G. Tarrow (Editor), W.Lance Bennett (Contribution by), Mario Diani (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 26th July 2004
ISBN: 9780742535879
Number Of Pages: 304

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In this book, two titans of social movement scholarship bring together the best current research on the nexus between the local and the global in translating the global justice movement into action at the grassroots, and vice versa. Using recent cases of transnational contention from the European Social Forum in Florence to the Argentinean human rights movement and British environmentalists, from movement networks in Bristol and Glasgow to the Zapatistas the original chapters by distinguished scholars presented in this volume adapt current social movement theory to what appears to be a new cycle of protest developing around the globe. Visit our website for sample chapters

A very well concieved collection of articles on a still new and largely unexplored phenomenon, in spite of the fact that and increasing number of scholars have started to tackle it in recent years. Transnational Contention and Global Activism brings us a step further on the track set by them. * Mobilization *
Broach[es] with superb aplomb the highly complex issue of transnationalism, specifically among social movements which are already well-known for instituting chains of protest against a world system characterized by obstinate - and inequitable - neo-liberal globalisation...Present[s] top-notch scholarship: the essays, diverse as they are, cohere impeccably and synthesize inter-related themes with enviable precision...a treasure-trove for those seeking a more nuanced understanding of contemporary developments in the area of social movement research. * Political Studies Review *

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Transnational Processes and Social Activism: An Introductionp. 1
Transnationalism from the Inside
A Limited Transnationalization? The British Environmental Movementp. 21
Cities in the World: Local Civil Society and Global Issues in Britainp. 45
Diffusion and Scale Shift
The Sequencing of Transnational and National Social Movement Mobilization: The Organizational Mobilization of the Global and U.S. Environmental Movementsp. 71
The Impact of Transnational Protest on Social Movement Organizations: Mass Media and the Making of ATTAC Germanyp. 95
Scale Shift in Transnational Contentionp. 121
Patterns of Dynamic Multilevel Governance and the Insider-Outsider Coalitionp. 151
Multiple Belongings, Tolerant Identities, and the Construction of "Another Politics": Between the European Social Forum and the Local Social Forap. 175
Social Movements beyond Borders: Understanding Two Eras of Transnational Activismp. 203
Conclusion: "Globalization," Complex Internationalism, and Transnational Contentionp. 227
Organizational Consolidationp. 247
Repertoires of Actionp. 248
Referencesp. 251
Indexp. 275
About the Contributorsp. 285
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ISBN: 9780742535879
ISBN-10: 0742535878
Series: People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 26th July 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.44