"Della Porta has assembled a distinguished group of scholars who have made great strides in illuminating the early phases of the movement. The book includes especially keen analyses of the movement against global capitalism, particularly in its European manifestations." John D. McCarthy, Pennsylvania State University "Della Porta has skillfully coordinated a comparative study in six European countries and the US. Renowned scholars give testimony of the movement in their countries. [This is] the first attempt to document a genuine transnational movement." Bert Klandermans, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam You G-8, we 6 billion!" So went the chant at the international parade leading into the summit in Genoa, Italy. The global justice movement has led to a new wave of protest, building up transnational networks, inventing new strategies of action, constructing new images of democracy, and boldly asserting that "another world is possible". This book examines all this and more with case studies drawn from seven different countries, covering transnational networks and making cross-national comparisons. Leading European and American scholars analyze more than 300 organizations and 5,000 activists, looking at mobilizations that bridge old and new movements and bring politics back to the street. Contributors include: Massimiliano Andretta, Angel Calle, Helene Combes, Donatella della Porta, Nina Eggert, Marco Giugni, Jennifer Hadden, Manuel Jimenez, Raffaele Marchetti, Lorenzo Mosca, Mario Pianta, Herbert Reiter, Christopher Rootes, Dieter Rucht, Clare Saunders, Isabelle Sommier, Sidney Tarrow, Simon Teune, Mundo Yang.
"This volume not only improves the understanding of the organization, composition, activism, and motivation of the elements, both national and transnational, of the Global Justice Movement, it also provides insight into the social, political, and cultural aspects of anti-globalization activism. By comparing the information presented in the country chapters, the reader can also gain insight into the national political influences, positive and negative, on the expression of activism on the transnational issue. The result is a volume that is valuable not only for the information it presents, but also for the research questions it encourages the readers to ask.
—Human Rights & Human Welfare: An International Review of Books and Other Publications (HRHW)
“It has taken more than a decade for scholars to begin to seriously describe and explain the emergence of the Global Justice Movement. In The Global Justice Movement, della Porta has assembled a distinguished group of scholars who have made great strides in illuminating the early phases of the movement. The book includes especially keen analyses of the emergent movement against global capitalism, particularly in its European manifestations.”
—John D. McCarthy, Pennsylvania State University
“The Global Justice Movement has rocked the world’s political arenas many times in the years around the turn of the millennium. Della Porta has skillfully coordinated a comparative study in six European countries and the United States. Renowned scholars give testimony of the movement in their countries in what is the first encompassing attempt to document a genuine transnational movement.”
—Bert Klandermans, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam