Transnational social movements and global politics: solidarity beyond the state

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Syracuse University Press, 1997 - History - 311 pages
This book examines a cast of global actors left out of traditional studies of international politics. It generates a theoretically informed view of the relationships between an emerging global civil society -- partly manifested in transnational social movements -- and national and international political institutions.Case studies explore specific transnational movement roles in: -- Mobilizing transnational resources into national conflicts (cases in Sri Lanka, Argentina, and Ethiopia), -- Generating constituencies for multilaterial policy (cases on nuclear disarmament and the environment), and-- Targeting international institutions (cases of the European Union, Human Rights Commission, and the Law of the Sea negotiations)-- John D. McCarthy and Chadwick Alger assess international relations and social movement theory.

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Social Movements and Global Transformation
Intergovernmental and Nongovernmental
Characteristics of the Modern Transnational

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Jackie Smith is Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is author of Global Visions/Rival Networks: Social Movements for Global Democracy (Johns Hopkins University Press 2007). She has coedited three books and numerous articles on transnational activism, including Coalitions across Borders: Transnational Protest in a Neoliberal Era (with Joe Bandy), which explores how people have developed organizations and techniques to build transnational alliances among people of widely varying cultural, political, and economic backgrounds.