Editor: Luc Reydams Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; (2011) Edition: 1st Edition ISBN-10: 1441179550 ISBN-13: 9781441179555 Condition: As new Binding: Softcover Pages: 406 Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg
Global Activism Reader is a unique collection of essays on the various causes, actors, and strategies in transnational social mobilization and counter-mobilization. Beginning with concepts and definitions, the reader offers some historical perspective before focusing on contemporary transnational activism. This core section includes major causes or issue areas and specific campaigns. Readings on any given issue or campaign always include a critical or dissident voice. Weaving theory with case studies, the work discusses labor, the environment, human rights, women's rights, arms control and disarmament, and social justice and democracy. In addition, a companion website features for each chapter suggestions for further readings, films, documentaries, and activist websites.
The reader addresses undergraduate students in political science and international relations in such courses as transnational activism, social movements, globalization, NGOs, and global governance. It will allow students not only to learn about various contemporary movements, but also to develop a theoretical perspective to understand them.