Social movements in global governance
Sara Kalm, Associate Professor in Political Science at Lund University. Topic: “Social movements in global governance”.
Social movements have become increasingly important actors in international organizations and other forums that make up global governance. They are often directly involved as international organizations open up to consultation and other forms of cooperation with them. But they are also important actors in their own right, and not all of them are even willing to partake at the inside of global governance but instead choose to target them by protests and contention from the outside. This seminar will be dedicated to the role of social movements in global governance, with particular focus on explaining how these actors choose strategy. Most exemplifications will come from cases within the issue area of development, as discussed in the book by Civil Society and the Governance of Development by Sara Kalm and Anders Uhlin (Routledge 2015).
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