ISBN-10:
0739133063
ISBN-13:
9780739133064
Pub. Date:
08/16/2009
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Localizing and Transnationalizing Contentious Politics: Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines

Localizing and Transnationalizing Contentious Politics: Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines

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Overview

The Philippines makes an interesting case for examining direct and collective acts of contention against the neoliberal project of economic globalization. Crippled by foreign debt, indiscriminate liberalization of trade, falling stock markets, and perpetual corruption, the Philippines is also a democratic polity and one of the few countries in Asia with a vibrant and dynamic civil society sector. This collection has chapters on the Freedom from Debt Coalition's campaign on debt relief, the Stop-the-New-Round Coalition's advocacy to change international trade rules and barriers, the global taxation initiative as embodied in Tobin tax advocacy in the country, the Transparency and Accountability Network's anti-corruption effort, and the Philippine Fair Trade Forum's enterprise on fair trade. Localizing and Transnationalizing Contentious Politics is the first work of its kind to focus on five global civil society movements in the Philippines and their responses to the inequities of neoliberal globalization. Northern scholars have acknowledged the persistent absence of the South in research on activism around global issues, and this book can help fill this gap. Using political process theory as a framework, the book traces the emergence, development and diffusion of these social movements in the Philippines. Globalization is taken as the environment in which they operate to highlight the role of increased interdependence and internationalization, and the predominance of a particular ideology in the dynamics of contention.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739133064
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/16/2009
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem is professor of political science and director of the Third World Studies Center at the University of the Philippines.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction: Examining Global Civil Society Movements in the Philippines Chapter 4 Chapter 1. More Than Debt Relief: Two Decades of the Freedom from Debt Coalition Chapter 5 Global Issues, Local Target: The Campaign against a New WTO Round in the Philippines Chapter 6 A Movement Whose Time Has Not Come: Philippine Social Movements and the Tobin Tax Agenda Chapter 7 From North to South: Campaigning for Fair Trade in the Philippines Chapter 8 Campaigning Against Corruption: The Case of the Transparency and Accountability Network Chapter 9 Localizing and Globalizing Advocacies and Alternatives: A Comparative Analysis of Five Global Civil Society Movements (A Synthesis) Chapter 10 Conclusion: Realities and Challenges for Philippine Global Civil Society Movements

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