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Beyond Arab Exceptionalism: Transnational Social Movements in the Arab Region

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dc.contributor.other Khawaga, Dina
dc.contributor.other Cartilier, Genevieve 2023-09-19T06:53:30Z 2023-09-19T06:53:30Z 2020
dc.description Arabic version:
dc.description Multiple authors
dc.description.abstract Over the last few decades, transnational activist networks and movements have multiplied in number, expanded their reach and enhanced their capacity to impact the international political scene. These recent developments have been intimately linked with the rise of new informational and communication technologies, which activists have used in creative and productive ways to broaden their impact and expand their networks. This enabled them to overcome geographical distance, transcending national borders and categories. Activists’ interaction with new technologies and digital media also resulted in innovative advocacy and protest strategies and opened new possibilities for alternative spaces of coexistence where activist ideals could be put into practice (Jeffrey 2008). Despite their rise as notable players on the global stage, most scholars have long failed to recognise the importance of activist networks as political actors (Keck and Sikkink 1998) who engage with both domestic and international political processes, influence policy on national, regional and international levels, and formulate alternatives to the current political-economic system.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Pressure groups
dc.subject World politics
dc.subject Human rights -- Societies, etc.
dc.subject Social movements
dc.subject Political activists
dc.subject Online social networks
dc.subject Social media
dc.subject Digital media
dc.subject Research
dc.title Beyond Arab Exceptionalism: Transnational Social Movements in the Arab Region
dc.title.alternative Transnational digital activism
dc.title.alternative Transnational feminist movements
dc.title.alternative Anti-globalization activist movements
dc.title.alternative Urban and environmental rights activism
dc.type Collection of Essays
dc.contributor.authorCorporate Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship

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