Networks, global civil society and global justice networks

Paul Routledge and Andrew Cumbers

in Global Justice Networks

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780719076855
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781702307 | DOI:
Networks, global civil society and global justice networks

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This chapter considers theoretical approaches to the study of networks, including conceptions of networking as a political practice. It briefly considers claims that have been made about networks and the emergence of global civil society. It discusses global justice networks (GJNs), and their key characteristics of diversity, creativity, convergence, scale politics, and the creation of spaces of participatory democracy and solidarity. It argues that they do not ‘act’ as a coherent actor in the manner of social movements, although some GJNs may come together, in particular times and places, in order to prosecute specific campaigns or global days of action.

Keywords: networking; global networks; global civil society; global justice networks; social movements

Chapter.  6886 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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