The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics) / Edition 1

The Marketing of Rebellion: Insurgents, Media, and International Activism (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics) / Edition 1

by Clifford Bob
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521607868

ISBN-13: 9780521607865

Pub. Date: 06/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How do a few Third World political movements become global causes célèbres, while most remain isolated? This book rejects dominant views that needy groups readily gain help from selfless nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Instead, they face a Darwinian struggle for scarce resources where support goes to the savviest, not the neediest. Examining Mexico's…  See more details below

Overview

How do a few Third World political movements become global causes célèbres, while most remain isolated? This book rejects dominant views that needy groups readily gain help from selfless nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Instead, they face a Darwinian struggle for scarce resources where support goes to the savviest, not the neediest. Examining Mexico's Zapatista rebels and Nigeria's Ogoni ethnic group, the book draws critical conclusions about social movements, NGOs, and "global civil society."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521607865
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
237
Sales rank:
488,590
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. Insurgent groups and the quest for overseas support; 2. Power, exchange, and marketing; 3. From ethnic to environmental conflict: Nigeria's Ogoni movement; 4. The making of an anti-globalization icon: Mexico's Zapatista uprising; 5. Transnational marketing and world politics.

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