Globalization and Resistance
Transnational Dimensions of Social Movements
Publication date:15 August 2002
Length of book:264 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Globalization and Resistance brings together cutting-edge theory and research about how global economics and politics alter the way ordinary people engage in contentious political action. The cases range from nineteenth-century Irish immigrant networks, to protests against World Bank projects in the Amazon, to contemporary transnational organizing for the environment, to the "battle of Seattle." The volume illuminates the reciprocal effects between globalization processes and social movements.
The eclectic mix of topics and approaches proves both interesting and stimulating. One of the more interesting attempts to develop social movement studies so as to recognize adequately the breadth, depth and significance of transnational activism.