Transnational Activisms and the Global Justice Movement

Authored by: Donatella della Porta , Raffaele Marchetti

Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Social and Political Theory

Print publication date:  March  2011
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415548250
eBook ISBN: 9780203875575
Adobe ISBN: 9781135997946

10.4324/9780203875575.ch36

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Abstract

Transnational activism can be defined as the mobilization around collective claims that are: a) related to transnational/global issues; b) formulated by actors located in more than one country; and c) addressing more than one national government and/or international governmental organization or another international actor. While forms of transnational activism have existed since a distant past, economic and political globalization have increased their frequency, as well as attention to them. Within the wider process of global transformations, the global justice movement (sometimes called anti-globalization movements), represents a key, though not unique, instance of transnational activism.

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