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Global Activism Reader

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ISBN-10: 1441179550

ISBN-13: 9781441179555

Edition: 2011

Authors: Luc Reydams

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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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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
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

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