By Margaret E. Keck
In Activists past Borders, Margaret E. Keck and Kathryn Sikkink study one of those strain crew that has been mostly overlooked by way of political analysts: networks of activists that coalesce and function throughout nationwide frontiers. Their pursuits could be overseas organisations or the rules of specific states. historic examples of such transborder alliances comprise anti-slavery and girl suffrage campaigns. long ago 20 years, transnational activism has had an important influence in human rights, in particular in Latin the United States, and advocacy networks have strongly prompted environmental politics in addition. The authors additionally learn the emergence of a global crusade round violence opposed to women.
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In the case of footbinding these included the issues of female infanticide and concubinage in China. In Kenya, the absence of a campaign among other cultural groups like the Maasai that also practiced female ******ebook converter DEMO Watermarks******* circumcision was a puzzle even to reformers at the time. Likewise, activists sometimes criticized the antislavery movement for failing to concern itself with “wage slavery” and the woman suffrage movement with ignoring other issues related to women’s subordination in society and in their homes.
Whether or not they are right, with the decline almost everywhere of mass parties of the left, few alternative agendas remain on the table within which these issues can be addressed. As we look at the issues around which transnational advocacy networks have organized most effectively, we find two issue characteristics that appear most frequently: (1) issues involving bodily harm to vulnerable individuals, especially when there is a short and clear causal chain (or story) assigning responsibility; and (2) issues involving legal equality of opportunity.
What made apartheid such a clear target was the legal denial of the most basic aspects of equality of opportunity. S. 50 Actor Characteristics However amenable particular issues may be to strong transnational and transcultural messages, there must be actors capable of transmitting those messages and targets who are vulnerable to persuasion or leverage. Networks operate best when they are dense, with many actors, strong connections among groups in the network, and reliable information flows. ) Effective networks must involve reciprocal information exchanges, and include activists from target countries as well as those able to get institutional leverage.