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.

Show description

Read or Download Advocacy in Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Activism PDF

Best war & peace books

How Wars End

Why do a little nations decide to finish wars in need of overall victory whereas others struggle on, occasionally within the face of appalling odds? How Wars finish argues that vital components form war-termination determination making: information regarding the stability of strength and the get to the bottom of of one's enemy, and fears that the opposite side's dedication to abide by way of a war-ending peace payment will not be credible.

International Law and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Rights-Based Approach to Middle East Peace

The Israeli-Palestinian clash has lengthy been intertwined with, and has had a profound effect on, the rules of contemporary overseas legislation. putting a rights-based method of the Israeli-Palestinian clash on the centre of discussions over its peaceable solution, this e-book presents targeted attention of foreign legislation and its program to political concerns.

Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices

Via an in-depth research of the multifaceted manifestations of gender and clash, this publication indicates how cognition and behavior, employer and victimization, are gendered past the preferred stereotypes. clash not just reconfirms social hierarchies and gear kinfolk, but additionally motivates humans to transgress cultural obstacles and redefine their self-images and identities.

Additional info for Advocacy in Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Transnational Activism

Sample text

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.

Roth, K. (2004) ‘Defending economic, social and cultural rights: practical issues faced by an international human rights organization’, Human Rights Quarterly, 26: 63–73. Sen, A. (1990) ‘Individual freedom as a social commitment’, New York Review of Books, 14 June. Shivji, I. (1989) The Concept of Human Rights in Africa, London: CODESRIA. Sunstein, C. (1999) ‘Agreement without theory’, in S. ), Deliberative Politics: Essays on Democracy and Disagreement, New York: Oxford University Press. Sutherland, B.

Richmond, O. (2005) The Transformation of Peace, London: Palgrave Macmillan. , S. Ropp and K. Sikkink (eds) (1999) The Power of Human Rights: International Norms and Domestic Change, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. — (eds) (2013) The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From commitment to compliance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Roth, K. (2004) ‘Defending economic, social and cultural rights: practical issues faced by an international human rights organization’, Human Rights Quarterly, 26: 63–73.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 30 votes