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Social Movements in Development

The Challenge of Globalization and Democratization

  • Staffan Lindberg
  • Árni Sverrisson

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Staffan Lindberg, Árni Sverrisson
      Pages 1-21
  3. Challenges and Visions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. T. K. Oommen
      Pages 46-66
    3. Manuel Antonio Garretón
      Pages 67-77
  4. Economy, Society and Political Development

  5. State, Civil Society and Social Movements

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-283

About this book


Nationalist movements in the South have been superseded by a plethora of different social movements. This book examines these new movements and considers emerging paradigms of organization and mobilization, which are related to the role movements play in economic and political development. The book analyzes a number of cases and their context and discusses the implications for social movement theory. The focus is on social movements among underprivileged and middle class groups, and the book is global in scope.


adjustment Chinese Students Civil society democracy democratization development economy election globalization Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) organization organizations politics state Third World

Editors and affiliations

  • Staffan Lindberg
    • 1
  • Árni Sverrisson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of LundSweden
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and the Research Policy InstituteUniversity of LundSweden

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