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Od represe k demobilizaci? Vývoj hnutí za globální spravedlnost v západních zemích mezi lety 2001 a 2008

Title in English From Repression to Demobilisation? Evolution of the Global Justice Movement in Western Countries between 2001 and 2008


Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Slovak Sociological Review
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Political sciences
Keywords Global Justice Movement; contentious politics; collective action; demobilization; repression; surveillance
Description This article focuses on the problem of the evolution of the global justice movement (GJM) in Western countries after 9/11. First, it uses empirical data to examine the assumption of the demise of its mobilizing capacities and concludes that it is only the US branch of the movement that has declined, while the European branch has continued to progress in the period under study. Second, it introduces a theoretical model explaining GJM evolution which is based on the concepts of political opportunity structure, social movement spillover and a multi-level repression of those that challenge political elites. After isolating non-relevant or constant factors, the paper deduces that it is the symbolic repression and sudden change of the socio-cultural milieu after 9/11 that accounts for the different developments of GJM mobilizing capacities in the US and in Western Europe between 2001 and 2008.
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