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Networked Activisms and Regionalism

Power and Resistance Across Borders

By Rosalba Icaza

Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Governance and Change in the Global Era

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Description

Networked Activisms and the Making of Regionalisms draws renewed attention to the role that citizens across borders have played to advance more democratic and socially sustainable alternatives to contemporary market-led regionalisms. Icaza looks at cross-border joint campaigns and mobilizations undertaken by networks and coalitions of ngos, think tanks, and social movements’ organizations based in Mexico to influence the decision-making processes and the content of regionalist agendas. She argues that social movements; organizations are the makers of regionalisms and that their interventions are paradoxical expressions of both resistance and power in the age of globalization.

Icaza draws on Mexican case studies of networked opposition to significant examples of North-South and South-South regionalisms, identifying these groups’ contributions to overcome social and democratic deficits connected to these regionalist projects as well as their setbacks and limitations.

Reviews

"This is a timely book as it deepens our understanding of the profound flaws of market-led regionalisms. It provides a compelling insight into transnational and regional networks of activists which have contested the neoliberal market-driven processes of regionalism and globalization. It is through such contestations by transnational social movements discussed by the author that a more democratic, equitable and just regional and world order might emerge."

Cristóbal Kay, Department of Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies, the Hague.

Contents

Introduction: Understanding Networked Activisms on Regionalisms in the Global South, Chapter 1 Civic Action and Resistance Turns Regional, Chapter 2 To be and/or not to be: Power & Resistance of Networked Activisms, Chapter 3 Mexico in the Global and Regional Economies: "So far away from God and so close to the US", Chapter 4 Mexico in the Political Economy of Regionalization: Lessons to other Economies in the South, Chapter 5 Global and Regional Governance: Privatization, Decentralization and Regionalization, Chapter 6 Regionalism and Development: Who benefits, who doesn’t?, Chapter 7 Regionalism and Democracy: Who participates and how, who doesn’t?

Author Bio

Rosalba Icaza is a Lecturer in International Political Economy and Governance at the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague.

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Description: By Rosalba Icaza. Networked Activisms and the Making of Regionalisms draws renewed attention to the role that citizens across borders have played to advance more democratic and socially sustainable alternatives to contemporary market-led regionalisms. Icaza looks at...
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