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The New Global Politics : Global Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century

Over the past decade there has been an unprecedented mobilization of street protests worldwide from the demonstrations that helped bring progressive governments to power in Latin America to the Arab Spring to Occupy movements in the United States and Europe to democracy protests in China. This edited volume investigates the current status, nature, and dynamics of the new politics that characterizes social movements from around the world that are part of this revolutionary wave. Spanning case studies from five continents - Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the USA - this volume examines the varied manifestations of the current cycle of protest, which emerged from the Global South, as they found expression in various parts of the world as well as their interconnections - the globalized nature of movements. Analytically converging around Sidney Tarrow's emphasis on protest cycles, political opportunity structures, and identity, the individual chapters investigate processes such as global framing, internationalization, diffusion, scale shifts, externalizations, and transnational coalition building, to provide an analytic cartography of the current state of social movements as they are simultaneously globalizing while still being embedded in their respective localities
eBook, English, 2017
Taylor and Francis, Florence, 2017
Conference papers and proceedings
1 online resource (281 pages)
9781315522272, 1315522276
1.Introduction I. Latin America: Introduction 2. Constructing Autonomy: Comparing Zapatista Strategies of Indigenous Resistance in MexicoRichard Stahler-Sholk 3. Social Movement Governance in Bolivia: Contention in a multi-ethnic DemocracyWaltraud Q. Morales and Annabelle Conroy 4. Cycles of Protest and Social Movements in BrazilHarry E. Vanden 5. Resource Extraction, Sumak Kawsay and Social Movement Resistance in Ecuador under Rafael CorreaMarc Becker II. Africa and the Middle East: Introduction 6. Transition of Governance in Egypt in the Post Arab SpringJamil Jreisat 7. The Role of Social Movements inTunesia’s Jasmine Revolution Hiba Heichsche 8. Iranian Women and Their Strategic Role during the Green Movement, Raheleh Dayerizadeh 9. Sisterhood in the Age of Imperialism: Consequences of Transnational Activism for Women’s Movements in Post-colonial Muslim SocietiesFae Chubin 10. Revolution or Retaliation: Contested Meaning in the Syrian Uprising, Abla Khalil 11. South African Social Movements: Between Confrontation and CooptationGary Prevost III. North America & Europe: Introduction 12. The Global Justice Movement and its Subterranean Afterlife in Europe: From the Zapatistas to Occupy and Austerity ProtestsPeter N. Funke 13. Occupy: Prehistories and ContinuitiesSamantha L. Bowden 14. The Promise and Pitfalls of Horizontalism in the Occupy MovementKara Zugman Dellacioppa IV. Asia: Introduction 15. Social Movements in IndiaArun Abraham 16. Demanding State Intervention: New opportunities for popular protest in ChinaShih-Diing Liu