Trans-national Networks in the Global Justice Movement: Four Social Movements with origins in India, France, Honduras and Japan

Project leader

Funding source

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2009
End date: 31/12/2012
Funding: 2170000 SEK


This project will focus on forty activists, just in the process of creating a web of networks on a global level, relating four social movements to each other. They all belong within the global justice movement—the network of heterogeneous movements across the world—that is often said to have been born in the demonstrations in Seattle in 1999.

The aim of the study is to increase the understanding of processes taking place when activists from different parts of the world create transnational interrelations between movements, which involve varied categories of people with different main focuses.

The four movements in this study are not chosen by random, but because I have observed the recently initiated, recurrent and sustained collaboration between the activists in these specific movements.

The study will be based on twelve months anthropological fieldwork, shared equally between the four movements, and document the day-to-day routine work among the activists. It will provide an ethnographical example of what is called alternative globalization.

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