Analyzing a broad range of movements, this volume, now available in paperback, reflects on the many challenges that globalization presents for transnational activisim. It explores how international government organizations might offer political opportunities and constraints for social movements, addressing both domestic and global problems.
The growing interdependence on a global scale constitutes a challenge for both the mobilization of social movements and social movement theory. This volume, now available in paperback, attempts to adjust the perspective of the 'political process' approach to a world in which political opportunities, mobilizing structures, framing processes and collective action of social movements are no longer confined to national political contexts. The contributors discuss various implications of a globalizing world on the mobilization for collective action within national contexts (cross-national diffusion of protest, inter-national opportunities and constraints for national mobilization, national social movements engaged in two-level games, as well as new forms of mobilization beyond the nation-state) as well as the creation of transnational mobilizing structures, collective action for supranational issues and the mobilization of social movements in the supranational arena.
Table of Contents Preface to New Edition Social Movements in a Globalizing World: an Introduction; D.della Porta D.A.Snow M.Marx Ferree R.Koopmans The Diffusion and Adoption of Public Order Management Systems; J.D.McCarthy, C.McPhail G.Marks D.Imig B.Kandermans, M. de Weerd, J-M.Sabucedo F.Passy Global Politics and Transnational Social Movements Strategies: The Transnational Campaign Against International Trade in Toxic Wastes; J.Smith International Campaigns in Context: Collective Action Between the Local and the Global; C.Lahusen The Transnationalization of Social Movements: Trends, Causes, Problems; D.Rucht Bibliography Index