Post Tagged with: "social movements"

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Prof. Kaldor explains new wars, discusses the conflict in Syria and the role of civil society, her approach to human security, and subterranean politics in Europe.

Can Social Media Help Develop Politically Active Global Communities?

Can Social Media Help Develop Politically Active Global Communities?

Social media provides new forms of, and tools for, activism but its potential to build a global community of politically active citizens should not be overestimated.

Political Contestation and the Problem of Bordered Thinking

Political Contestation and the Problem of Bordered Thinking

Regionalization, internationalization and context have blinded us to the impact of larger social movements in contemporary politics.

Interview – Susan Spronk

Interview – Susan Spronk

Professor Spronk discusses Latin American ’21st Century Socialism’, reflects on struggles against water privatization, and assesses the role of the BRICS in world order.

Image by Michael Hardt

Interview – Michael Hardt

Michael Hardt discusses the changing forms of global structures since writing Empire with Negri and the interactions between social movements, politics and academics.

Contextualizing the Current Social Protest Movement in Lebanon

Contextualizing the Current Social Protest Movement in Lebanon

Social movements that seek to combat corruption in Lebanon face a large number of obstacles when attempting to apply strategies suitable to change the system.

Review – Land and Freedom

Review – Land and Freedom

An excellent piece of comparative scholarship that pulls no critical punches when it comes to addressing the contradictions which underlie these rural movements.

The European Left after Recession and Representation: Social Democracy or Bust?

The European Left after Recession and Representation: Social Democracy or Bust?

The less austere management of European capitalism would amount to an attempt to revive the spirit of social democracy, despite it having been exposed as a dead end.

Neoliberalism and Social Movements

Neoliberalism and Social Movements

With increasing challenges to neoliberalism, questions turn to the outcome that will be arrived at after neoliberalism, and which actors will bring this about.

Review – Networks of Outrage and Hope

Review – Networks of Outrage and Hope

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy movements, Castells’ book provides insight into the sudden rise of mass uprisings across the world, their political force, and momentum.

Review – African Women’s Movements

Review – African Women’s Movements

This work examines the evolving sociopolitical transformation of women’s status in African societies, making a valuable contribution to the literature on gender and activism by illuminating how and why women mobilized and the difficulties in enacting transformative change.

The 4th Quadrant of Public Diplomacy

The 4th Quadrant of Public Diplomacy

With Wikileaks, the Arab Spring, and the Occupy Movement, nation states are facing a second wake-up call in public diplomacy as adversarial publics challenge them in the quest for global public support.

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