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June 07, 2005

resources on "trans-national youth activism"

One of the most interesting developments in youth politics and culture today is the rise of trans-national youth movements. The anti-globalization protesters and the student critics of sweatshops are the best-known examples, but there are many others. Typically, they are loosely organized; they make heavy use of the Internet, cell phones, and other new technologies; and they employ civil disobedience, boycotts, mass protests, and other tactics as alternatives to voter-mobilization and lawsuits (i.e., state-oriented political actions).

Many months ago, I attended a meeting on these movements, organized by the Social Science Research Council. The SSRC now has a useful web page with the papers that we discussed that day and other resources.

Posted by peterlevine at June 7, 2005 09:42 AM

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