Resistance and Change in World Politics

International Dissidence

  • Svenja Gertheiss
  • Stefanie Herr
  • Klaus Dieter Wolf
  • Carmen Wunderlich

Part of the Global Issues book series (GLOISS)

About this book


This edited volume analyses different forms of resistance against international institutions and charts their success or failure in changing the normative orders embodied in these institutions. Non-state groups and specific states alike advocate alternative global politics, at the same time finding themselves demonized as pariahs and outlaws who disturb established systems of governance. However, over time, some of these actors not only manage to shake off such allegations, but even find their normative convictions accepted by international institutions. This book develops an innovative conceptual framework to understand and explain these processes, using seven cases studies in diverse policy fields; including international security, health, migration, religion and internet politics. This framework demonstrates the importance of coalition-building and strategic framing in order to form a successful resistance and bring change in world politics.  


World Politics Resistance in World Politics Change in World Politics International Dissidence Political Order IR Theory International Dissidence Intellectual Property Rights Use of Force at Sea National Liberation Movements 'Rouge State' concept Dissidence on the internet Western Representations of Islam Freedom of Movement Migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Svenja Gertheiss
    • 1
  • Stefanie Herr
    • 2
  • Klaus Dieter Wolf
    • 3
  • Carmen Wunderlich
    • 4
  1. 1.Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)Frankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)Frankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)Frankfurt am MainGermany
  4. 4.Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)Frankfurt am MainGermany

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