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Social Movements in a Globalized World (2nd Edition)

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An updated, cutting-edge and original analysis of the different ways in which social movements respond to the process of globalisation. Drawing on cases as diverse as the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement and 15-M/Indignados, to...

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An updated, cutting-edge and original analysis of the different ways in which social movements respond to the process of globalisation. Drawing on cases as diverse as the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement and 15-M/Indignados, to Greece’s Golden Dawn and America’s Tea Party, this textbook outlines why contemporary social movements cannot be fully understood without taking globalisation into account.

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Its wide range of cases from all over the world makes it suitable for a global student audience
With expanded discussion of the different theoretical frameworks it is ideally suited for classroom use
Comprehensively updated to take account of the most recent developments in contemporary social movements

1. Introduction.- 2. Social Movemnets: Concepts and Debates.- 3. Globalization and Social Movements.- 4. The Global Justice Movement.- 5. Cultural Resistance in a Globalized World.- 6. Social Movements, Media, and ICTs and Cyberpolitics .- 7. Movements After the Crash: A Global Wave of Protest?
9.Conclusion.


The best book on the new movements for radical social change in the 21st century that I have read!' - John Foran, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
'An engaging and accessible account of key developments in current social movements' struggles against injustice, neoliberal globalization and political repression, drawn from a diverse series of sites, including Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and North America. It is a fine contribution to literature in the field.' – Kathie Muir, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide, Australia
'An important, original and much-needed analysis of contemporary social movements. Drawing on a wealth of research and written in an engaging style, it offers an excellent resource for scholars and lecturers alike.' – Celia Valiente, Associate Professor in Sociology and Politics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
'An excellent text on the development, characteristics and cha
nges within social movements at a time of globalization. Lively, readable and well-crafted, it offers concise definitions of key terms, vivid and well-analysed cases and informs new developments in the study of social movements.' – Lei Xie, Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter, UK
'Casts its net wide in examining how contemporary social movements are both shaped by and in turn themselves shape what we call globalization. It poses clearly the question of the challenges posed but also opportunities opened up for social movements under the present global order... A very readable survey of the global justice movement.' - Ronaldo Munck, Dublin City University  'Unique in both its breadth and its temporal focus... The book will surely be inavaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking to navigate the fast-moving waters of social movement politics' - Catherine Eschle, University of Strathclyde
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Cristina Flesher Fominaya is Excellence 100 Reader in Social Politics and Media at Loughborough University and an internationally recognized expert in European social movements and politics.  She holds an MA and a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA summa cum laude in International Relations from the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Democracy Reloaded :Inside Spain’s Political Laboratory from 15-M to Podemos (Oxford University Press 2020), and Editor in Chief of the journal Social Movement Studies.

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Cristina Flesher Fominaya is Excellence 100 Reader in Social Politics and Media at Loughborough University and an internationally recognized expert in European social movements and politics.  She holds an MA and a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA summa cum laude in International Relations from the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Democracy Reloaded :Inside Spain’s Political Laboratory from 15-M to Podemos (Oxford University Press 2020), and Editor in Chief of the journal Social Movement Studies.

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