Coalitions across Borders: Transnational Protest and the Neoliberal Order - People, Passions, and Power: Social Movements, Interest Organizations, and the P (Paperback)Joe Bandy (editor), Jackie Smith (editor), Ethel Brooks (author of contributions), Pauline Cullen (author of contributions), Bob Edwards (author of contributions), Daniel Faber (author of contributions), John W. Foster (author of contributions), Arunas Juska (author of contributions), Laura Macdonald (author of contributions), Gay W. Seidman (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 225 x 176 x 15 mm
The authors of Coalitions across Borders display heartening confidence that, in an increasingly connected world, activists everywhere can learn from each other and can even learn to orchestrate their actions effectively across widely varying regimes and cultures. More power to them! -- Charles Tilly, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Columbia University
There is a healthy degree of debate and dialogue around [the] themes within the book and the resultant mix of case studies and theoretical insights makes for excellent reading. * Bookends *
Broach[es] with superb aplomb the highly complex issue of transnationalism, specifically among social movements which are already well-known for instituting chains of protest against a world system characterized by obstinate - and inequitable - neo-liberal globalisation...Present[s] top-notch scholarship: the essays, diverse as they are, cohere impeccably and synthesize inter-related themes with enviable precision...a treasure-trove for those seeking a more nuanced understanding of contemporary developments in the area of social movement research. * Political Studies Review *
Editors Bandy and Smith have combined a livley and exemplary set od cases, which represents the outlines of a transnational civil society in the making and presetn a variety of organizationla and strategic challenges. . . . The glimmer of hope and new understanding the underlies this engaging collection is that in addressing neoliberalism's many faces in the global countermovement, this collection unearths a diversity of sovereignties. * American Journal of Sociology *
Bandy and Smith's Coalitions across Borders is an exemplary contribution to the burgeoning literature on transnational movements that mobilize in protest against the inequities of the emerging international order shaped by neoliberal economic policies. The chapters combine vivid empirical materials with sophisticated interpretations of the politics of transborder movements, coalitions, and networks. This book is sure to find an enthusiastic audience among students and specialists as well as citizens concerned with the consequences for democratic politics of the vertiginous globalization of the world economy. -- William C. Smith, University of Miami, editor of Latin American Politics and Society
Coalitions Across Borders provides an important contribution to our understanding of the challenges faced by those seeking to build transnational networks and coalitions to protest and alter the neoliberal order. . . . Brandy and Smith coplement the substantive chapters with a fruitful concluding chaper, offering an assessment of the key sources of interanl conflict common to transnational coalitions, as well as the conditions and strategies that enable actors to overcome this obstacles and develop successful transnational campaigns. Their analysis is soundly grounded in both the case studeis of the volume and the larger social movement literature. Activists and academics alike will find Coalitions Across Borders a worthwhile read, as will any who seek to better understand and learn form ongoinf efforst to bring abour social change by mobilizing a 'globalization from below.' -- Wade T. Roberts, The Colorado College
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