Advocacy in Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Transnational by Alex de Waal

By Alex de Waal

For higher or for worse, many high-profile celebrities and corporations became vocal advocates for motives in Africa, Asia, and Latin the US. Advocacy in Conflict explores the implications of those pop culture advocacy innovations, which regularly compromise the integrity of the reason in pursuit of prominence and influence.
 
interpreting the influence of western mass tradition advocates, Advocacy in Conflict evaluates the successes and screw ups of advocacy campaigns and provides positive feedback of ongoing efforts. Alex de Waal makes use of high-profile case reviews, similar to campaigns relating to democracy, human trafficking, incapacity rights, and land rights to problem the assumptions and agendas that advocacy corporations perpetuate.

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The Western advocacy/lobby organization can take different forms. Some become institutionalized, focusing on providing expert policy analysis. Others become commercialized, catering to the consumerism of their national constituents. 4 Insider policy lobby model a ­transmission belt of ideas and policies generated within government to a broader public. A striking case, which I describe (in this volume), is the way in which the US government took the lead in human rights and conflict resolution lobbying on South Sudan in 2012, cajoling and compelling advocacy organizations to follow.

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