Transnational Advocacy Networks

Transnational Advocacy Networks

Twenty Years of Evolving Theory and Practice

  • Author: Evans, Peter; Garavito Rodríguez, César Augusto; Sikkink, Kathryn; Murdie, Amanda; Davis, David R.; Park, Baekkwan; Wilsonh, Maya; Hochstetler, Kathryn; Bickford, Louis; Paredes, Maritza; Peruzzotti, Enrique; MacDowell Santos, Cecília; Ikawa, Daniela
  • Publisher: Dejusticia
  • Serie: Dejusticia
  • ISBN: 9789585441552
  • eISBN Pdf: 9789585441569
  • Place of publication:  Bogotá , Colombia
  • Year of publication: 2018
  • Pages: 192

Activists, particularly those based in the global South, have accumulated a wealth of experience in dealing with a range of transnational networks operating in diverse issue areas. New theoretical understandings have reflected this accumulating experience. As the twentieth century came to a close, the practice of global and transnational politics was undergoing a sea change. Understandings of its dynamics were changing along with the practice. Classic paradigms of international relations, which had focused almost exclusively on relations among nation-states, were being expanded to consider the impact of transnational civil society organizations. Recognition of the role of new nonstate actors in global politics was epitomized by the impact of Margaret Keck and Kathryn Sikkink’s Activists beyond Borders in 1998. Their framework is a foundational reference point for the analyses of recent and future trends that are set out in this book. This volume brings together a set of ten essays by reflective activists who draw on their experience to provide new insights into what has been happening in the world of transnational advocacy, and by engaged academics who are committed to using the tools of their disciplines to contribute to the same agenda. The essays reflect not only the views of individual authors but also the collective dialogue among the authors at the workshop where the papers were originally presented in the spring of 2015.

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Building and Sustaining the Ecosystem of Transnational Advocacy, Peter Evans and César Rodríguez-Garavito
  • Chapter 1 The Information Paradox: How Effective Issue Creation and Information Politics Can Lead to Perceptions of the Ineffectiveness of Transnational Advocacy, Kathryn Sikkink
  • Chapter 2 How Does the “Network” Work? Reflections on Our Current Empirical Scholarship on Transnational Advocacy Networks, Amanda Murdie, David R. Davis, Baekkwan Park, and Maya Wilson
  • Chapter 3 Transnational Activist Networks and South-South Economic Relations, Kathryn Hochstetler
  • Chapter 4 Transnational Advocacy and Human Rights Activism at the Global Middle, Louis Bickford
  • Chapter 5 Transnational Advocacy and Local State Capacity: The Peruvian Ombuds Office and the Protection of Indigenous Rights, Maritza Paredes
  • Chapter 6 “Translating” and “Editing” Human Rights Norms: The Politics of the Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights Treaties, Enrique Peruzzotti
  • Chapter 7 Building and Breaking Solidarity: Learning from Transnational Advocacy Networks and Struggles for Women’s Human Rights, Cecília MacDowell Santos
  • Chapter 8 Rights for Real People, Networks, and a View from Everywhere, Daniela Ikawa
  • Chapter 9 International Human Rights Advocacy and “New” Civic Activisms: Divergences, Contestations, and Complementarity, Doutje Lettinga
  • Chapter 10 India’s Equivocal Engagement with Transnational Advocacy, Harsh Mander
  • Contributors



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