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Resistance and Change in World Politics

International Dissidence

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

Part of the Global Issues book series (GLOISS)

About this book

Introduction

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.  

Keywords

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

About the editors

Svenja Gertheiss has worked as a research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and the University Duisburg-Essen. Her research interests include, among others, international migration, refugees and diasporas.

 

Stefanie Herr is a Campaigner at World Vision Germany. Before joining World Vision, she worked as a research associate at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and the Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders". Her work focused on non-state armed groups and their commitment to humanitarian norms. She conducted extensive field research in Sri Lanka, Southern Sudan and Kenya.

 

Klaus Dieter Wolf holds the Chair for International Relations at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, and is the Executive Director of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. He is the Speaker of the Leibniz Research Alliance “Crises in a Globalised World” and one of the Principal Investigators of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”.

 

Carmen Wunderlich is a research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. She studied Political Science, Philosophy and German Language and Literature at Goethe University, Frankfurt. Her research focuses on norm contestation and so-called ‘rogue states’ as norm entrepreneurs and arms control and disarmament policy (with a focus on Sweden and Iran), among others.

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