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Globalization Movement Comes to Town

Wennerhag, Magnus LU (2002) In Studies in Political Economy p.107-121
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The ”Battle of Seattle” only entered the main political agenda of Sweden in September 2000, during the IMF protests in Prague. In this article, the roots and development of "the globalization movement" in Sweden is examined. In particular, the relation between it and the Swedish Labour movement is discussed. The article begin by tracing the roots of the globalization movement in various new social movements, and continue with the complex relation between the movement and Social Democracy. The final section discusses the movement’s success in placing its concerns on the agenda. Subsequent events as the EU-demonstration in Gothenburg, the anti-G8 demonstrations in Genoa and the aftermath of September 11th appear to have altered the... (More)
The ”Battle of Seattle” only entered the main political agenda of Sweden in September 2000, during the IMF protests in Prague. In this article, the roots and development of "the globalization movement" in Sweden is examined. In particular, the relation between it and the Swedish Labour movement is discussed. The article begin by tracing the roots of the globalization movement in various new social movements, and continue with the complex relation between the movement and Social Democracy. The final section discusses the movement’s success in placing its concerns on the agenda. Subsequent events as the EU-demonstration in Gothenburg, the anti-G8 demonstrations in Genoa and the aftermath of September 11th appear to have altered the movement’s ability to make its concerns heard. (Less)
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SAP, EU, IMF, Seattle, Göteborgshändelserna, AFA, globala rättviserörelsen, globalization movement, social movements, global justice movement, anti-globalization movement, globalization, social democracy, labor movement, Attac, LO, sociologiska institutionen, sociologi, sociology
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Studies in Political Economy
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Studies in Political Economy
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