Current transnational networks of non-governmental organizations and social movements have challenged nation-states' policy designs. Their increasing political legitimacy, however, is matched by cultural friction and misunderstandings among their members and stakeholders. This paper argues that anthropological insights may provide maps that can help shape advocacy networks' guidelines for action. Just as social analysts of past centuries provided the language and imagined forms of social organization from systematic examinations of events, anthropologists can help explain current relations and processes within fluid structures in order to improve their practices and results. This idea is illustrated by the examination of a single socio-environmental advocacy network in the Brazilian Amazon: 'Y Ikatu Xingu. This network was chosen because it brings together stakeholders from contrasting backgrounds, thus highlighting its intercultural challenges. Some members of the convening NGOs were anthropologists, whose work is focused on helping bridge understandings of environment and coexistence. The network was therefore strongly influenced by anthropological insights.
How Public Anthropology Provides Guidelines for Advocacy Networks
A New Epoch of Cosmopolitanism for Larger Freedom?
Since the mid-1990s, the international norms for global development have been redefined under non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) critical e-mobilizations, powered by new media. International governmental organizations (IGOs) have been forced to make policy adjustments or concessions, resulting in new IGOs-NGOs policy regimes for consultative consensus building and for protecting people’s economic, social, and cultural rights (ESC) for enhancing social quality. This paper examines the emerging cosmopolitanism in the information age, focusing on NGOs’ advocacy networks, to understand the new media-enhanced participatory regime for global governance. It also illustrates a new form of social participation, as promoted by social quality theory, in the age of e-globalization and the information society. The paper has five parts. After outlining the globalization project threatening ESC rights, the second section examines critical engagements of NGOs and IGOs for human rights promotion. Parts three and four discuss, respectively, the struggles for ESC rights in shaping new ethics and norms for global development, and the variations of new social media mobilization. The paper ends with critical remarks on the project for larger freedom and human rights for all.
Shubhi Sharma, Rachel Golden Kroner, Daniel Rinn, Camden Burd, Gregorio Ortiz, John Burton, Angus Lyall, Pierre du Plessis, Allison Koch, Yvan Schulz, Emily McKee, Michael Berman and Peter C. Little
Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 344 pp. ISBN 978-0-2620-3428-9. How should conservation efforts be organized and sustained to ensure long-term success? This collection of case
Zoe Bray and Christian Thauer
social responsibility, social movements, transnational advocacy networks and NGOs, and governance. Conflict: Naming and Shaming Corporate social responsibility can empower local communities in conflict with firms and is, therefore, potentially a means to
Sintayehu Kassaye Alemu
through the academic performance of the eight universities that form the Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA). This book consists of twelve chapters, thirty-five figures, sixty tables and fifty-five acronyms and abbreviations
Stephanie A. Limoncelli
, allowing instructors to provide opportunities to further develop awareness of and participate in transnational advocacy networks and organisations ( Keck and Sikkink 1998 ). This is increasingly possible as INGOs have been proliferating worldwide ( Boli and
Introduction to Special Issue
Magnus Marsden, Diana Ibañez-Tirado and David Henig
, Hierarchy and Choice in South African Land Reform . Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute ( N.S. ) 17 : 318 – 338 . Keck , M.E. , & K. Sikkink . 1998 . Activists beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics . Ithaca, NY
An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice
Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli
Rubli 2013 ). While transnational advocacy networks have increasingly been included in shaping the type of justice that is seen as appropriate ( Sieff and Vinjamuri 1999 ), “those who actually have to live together after atrocity” are often excluded in
. “ Security Council Deliberations: The Power of the Better Argument .” European Journal of International Law 14 : 437 – 480 . Keck , Margaret E. , and Kathryn Sikkink . 1999 . “ Transnational Advocacy Networks in International and Regional Politics