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Handbook of Civil Society and Social Movements in Small States

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ISBN 9781032377148
February 22, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
400 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Handbook of Civil Society and Social Movements in Small States depicts the way civil society encompasses social movements, which are considered to be loosely organized collective campaigns in pursuit of social goals. These two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, however, some authors argue that social movements tend to engage in ‘contentious politics’ including protests, while NGOs engage through more organized and institutional routes. The volume deals with particular characteristics of small states, including limited ability to reap the benefits of economies of scale, high degree of exposure to forces outside their control, and the proximity of politicians to the voters, often leading to clientelistic relationships and patronage networks. The small island developing states have the additional problem of high environmental vulnerability, with some also dealing with disproportionate ecological footprints. These factors have a bearing on the organization and performance of civil society organizations and social movements, as explained in several chapters of this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Civil Society and Social Movements in Small States PART 1: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES PART 2: SOCIAL ISSUES PART 3: POLITICAL ISSUES

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Lino Briguglio is a Professor of Economics and a member of the Board of the Islands and Small States at the University of Malta. He has authored several publications on small states.

Michael Briguglio is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology of the University of Malta. He has published various scholarly works on environmental sociology, social movements and politics.

Sheila Bunwaree is a scholar-activist with two decades of teaching and research experience. She has published extensively in the field of gender, governance and development.

Claire Slatter is a retired academic and an active scholar-activist. She taught politics at the University of the South Pacific, and ethics at Fiji National University. She is a founding member of the global South feminist network of scholar-activists, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN).