This is what democracy looks like: the genesis, culture and possibilities of anti-corporate activism

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Couch, Jen (2004) This is what democracy looks like: the genesis, culture and possibilities of anti-corporate activism. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis is on exploration of the anti-globalisation, or as it is more accurately called by participants, the global justice movement. It explores the relationship between activists in the North and South. The project uses extensive interviews and participant observation techniques as a method of exploring the lived experiences of global justice activists and how they have interpreted and resisted neoliberal forms of globalisation. The thesis is organised around and argues against the following dominant representations of the global justice movement: that it purportedly locks a theoretical base; that it is devoid of vision and strategy; that the movement is 'new'; that it is primarily a 'white middle class student constituency; and finally that the movement collapsed after September 11, 2001.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15449
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Keywords Global justice movement, globalisation, democracy, social movements
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