The Transnationality of Transnational Movements

Sunday, 10 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal 21 (Main Building)
RC48 Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change (host committee)

Language: English

At the XVIIIth Congress of the ISA in Yokohama several excellent papers delivered by PhD students addressed diverse ways in which one can tackle transnational social movements. Although there is burgeoning research in this area, the research gap remains considerable. 
This session is meant for presentations offering innovative yet compelling ideas about what belongs to the category of transnational movements and how they can be studied. Empirical work should be at the core of one’s theorizing. Particularly welcome are also presentations on the cooperation between social movements and states or regional or transnational organizations, even business enterprises. 
While International Relations as a discipline has acknowledged and tried to explain such cooperation, seeing states and such organizations as allies (if not friends) of social movements on particular issues, social movement literature has tended to define them as foes and objects of contention. The session calls for papers which inquire into the causes, beginnings and nuts and bolts of cooperation between social movements and state or regional or transnational organizations.
Session Organizer:
Helena FLAM, University of Leipzig, Germany
Micha FIEDLSCHUSTER, University of Leipzig, Germany
When Social Movements and States Ally: The Associations That Led to the Creation of Reaf/Mercosur
Priscila CARVALHO, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais/ Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Emergence and Development of Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Worldwide
Stephanie LIMONCELLI, Loyola Marymount University, USA