Global Activism Reader

ISBN-10: 1441179550
ISBN-13: 9781441179555
Edition: 2011
Authors: Luc Reydams
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Description: Designed for undergraduate students, the reader combines essays on actual causes and issues that mobilize activists with theory and concepts of social mobilization.

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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Designed for undergraduate students, the reader combines essays on actual causes and issues that mobilize activists with theory and concepts of social mobilization.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Social Movements, NGOs, Networks, and the Idea of a Global Civil Society
Social Movements, NGOs, and Networks
Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Movement Society
The Rise and Fall of Transnational Civil Society: The Evolution of International Non-Governmental Organizations since the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Anti-Slavery and Congo Reform
Transatlantic Activism in the Eighteenth Century: the Anti-Slavery Movement
Transnational Humanitarian Heroes in the Early Twentieth Century: The Congo Reform Movement
Global Labor
Transnational Pioneers: The International Labor Movement
Labor Rights as Human Rights: Regulation in the Context of a �Thinned� National State
Human Rights
The Power of Norms versus the Norms of Power: Transnational Civil Society and Human Rights
Civil Society and the International Criminal Court
Human Rights NGOs: A Critical Evaluation
Women's Rights
The Global Women's Movement: Origins, Issues and Strategies
Contesting Women's Rights: Charting the Emergence of a Transnational Conservative Counter-network
Environment
Spinning the Green Web: Transnational Environmentalism
Transnational Policy Networks and the Role of Advocacy Scientists: From Ozone Layer Protection to Climate Change
Challenging Global Warming as a Social Problem: An Analysis of the Conservative Movement's Counter-Claims
Peace and Disarmament
Banning the Bomb
The Ottawa Process: Nine-Day Wonder or a New Model for Disarmament Negotiations?
Assessing the Small Arms Movement: The Trials and Tribulations of a Transnational Network
Social Justice and Democracy
Before Seattle: The Historical Roots of the Current Movement against Corporate-led Globalization
Reclaiming the Commons
Creating Spaces for Global Democracy: The World Social Forum Process
Is Another World Possible? Problems and Shortcomings of the World Social Forum
Notes on Authors
Index

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