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Students, political leaders, and contributors of the enterprise neighborhood are likely to narrowly specialize in globalization as an financial phenomenon. Even critics of globalization specialise in the commercial size of modern adjustments of the worldwide process. therefore, little awareness has been given to the political responses to globalization. This quantity makes an attempt to fill that hole within the literature by way of studying how periods and different teams reply politically to financial globalization. Drawing on quite a number theoretical views, the articles during this quantity empirically learn the political reaction to globalization in various geographic and historic contexts.The individuals to this quantity research the interrelationships among political protest opposed to alternate liberalization within the U.S. and the repressive guidelines of the Bush management, the results of commercial elites at the 1998 presidential election in Venezuela, how politically excluded sessions in nondemocratic settings within the international outer edge used civil agencies to have interaction in large-scale collective motion, the category fight over city improvement in downtown Mexico urban, how briskly song country constructions created possibilities for the capitalist sessions to steer the result of the NAFTA negotiations, how class-based money owed of intercorporate networks impact U. S. alternate coverage, and the way the pending awareness hindrance and environmental destruction problem the basic thought of an international shopper society.By studying the relationships among politics and globalization in those traditionally and geographical various settings and selecting the stipulations in which political habit happens, those articles make vital contributions to advancing our knowing how globalization buildings and methods are politically built.
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In other words, protest does not tend to spread as quickly in such a repressive political environment. In short, these three theories – of social movement spillover, initiator and spin-off movements, and the sequencing of social movements – provide some insight into understanding the relationship between social movements within a distinct cycle of protest. Table 1 presents a summary of the 34 DANA R. FISHER Table 1. Theory Expectations of the Literature. First Wave Later Wave Cycle of protest (Tarrow, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998) Early-risers Latecomers Social movement spillover (Meyer & Whittier, 1994) Movement Subsequent movement (no temporal terminology) Initiator and spinoff movements (McAdam, 1995) Initiator Spin-off Sequencing of social movements (Minkoff, 1997) Early-risers and initiators Later-entrants Role of Repression Repression causes movement radicalization and increases in violent tactics, which then discourages broader participation Repression leads activists and organizations to work more closely together Narrowing political opportunities lead to spin-off movements, which respond to cultural opportunities and are less politically successful Repression in the form of political opposition limits the diffusion of protest expectations of these theories with regard to the timing of social movements in a cycle of protest and the role that repression plays.
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The Washington Post reported that the protest was relatively peaceful, with no protesters being arrested and local police estimates of the crowd at 30,000 (Fernandez, 2003). Surveys were conducted on Freedom Plaza prior to the march and while protesters were lining up to begin marching. Researchers entered the Plaza from its four corners and surveyed 424 participants, one of whom was from Canada. Twenty-ﬁve people refused to participate in the survey. The World Says No to the Bush Agenda March on the Eve of the Republican National Convention.