What is the connection between globalization and social movements? How have people collectively responded to globalization's economic, political, and cultural manifestations and challenges? And how are contemporary social movements and networks affecting the progression of globalization? This clear and concise book answers these questions by examining social movements and transnational networks in the context of globalization in all its forms-economic, political, cultural, and technological alike. Deftly combining nuanced theory with rich empirical examples, leading scholar Valentine M. Moghadam provides four in-depth case studies: global feminism and transnational feminist networks; global Islamism ranging from parliamentary to extremist; the global justice movement and the World Social Forum; and varieties and gender dynamics of populisms. In a new chapter, she draws attention to the emergence and growth of right-wing populist movements, political parties, and governments, not only in Europe but in the Global South as well. Defining globalization as a complex process in which the movement of capital, peoples, organizations, movements, and ideas takes on an increasingly international form, the author shows how growing physical and electronic mobility has helped to create dynamic global social movements.
Exploring the historical roots of Islamism, feminism, global justice, and populism, Moghadam also shows how these movements have been stimulated by relatively recent globalization processes. She reveals their similarities and differences, internal differentiation, relationship to globalization and states, and the opportunities and challenges that the movements face. Assessing the extent to which the movements contribute to democracy, or-conversely-endanger it, she considers prospects for a renewed and more robust form of democracy. Informed by feminist, world-systems, world polity, and social movement theories in a seamlessly integrated framework, her work will be essential reading for all students of globalization.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 356
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Edition: Third Edition
A sweeping historical and contemporary analysis of the vagaries of global capital and its feminist, fundamentalist, and populist discontents across world regions. An essential resource for tracking the sociopolitical and economic results of and transnational social movement resistances to globalization from a feminist world-systems perspective. Many thanks to Valentine Moghadam for this timely and greatly needed third edition that challenges us to think harder about prospects for global justice in these times.--Anne Sisson Runyan, University of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati
Val Moghadam provides a highly accessible and thorough analysis of the varied, global terrains of struggle that shape the highly polarized politics of our time. By analyzing the common global forces fueling both left- and right-wing populisms, she provides a corrective to the often one-sided emphasis on exclusionary populisms. She shows how the long histories of nonviolent struggle by the global Left provide a robust and viable foundation for a more inclusive and democratic global politics.--Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh
This third edition updates Valentine Moghadam's assessments of the social movements and regime changes that have occurred in the Middle East and North Africa, her analysis of jihadism as a counter-hegemonic but reactionary global movement, the rise of twenty-first century neo-fascist and right-wing populist movements and regimes, and recent developments in the global justice movement. Moghadam uses a sophisticated feminist Marxism to penetrate the fog of globalization and world politics. Her book is a valuable tool for university classes and for that part of the reading public who want to address the challenges of the twenty-first century in a way that will move humanity toward a more democratic and collectively rational world society.--Christopher Chase-Dunn, University of California Riverside