Transnational Advocacy in the Digital Era: Think Global, ACT Local (Paperback)

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Winner, International Communication Book Award, International Studies Association
Shortlisted, 2023 Susan Strange Best Book Prize
Honorable Mention, 2023 Information Technology and Politics Best Book Award

Transnational Advocacy in the Digital Era explores the role of digital advocacy organizations, a major new addition to the international arena. These organizations derive power and influence from their ability to rapidly mobilize members on-line and off-line, and are shaping public opinion on many issues including climate change, trade, and refugees. Research in international relations (IR) has highlighted the influence of non-governmental organizations, which wield power through their expertise and long-term, moral commitment to an issue. However, no IR scholars have explored the spread and power of digital advocacy organizations. Nina Hall provides a detailed investigation of how these organizations have harnessed digitally networked power and established new advocacy strategies. They can quickly respond to the most salient issues of the day, and mobilize large memberships, to put pressure on politicians. She finds that these organizations operate in a globalized world but tackle transnational problems by focusing on national targets. This new generation of activists have formed a strong transnational network, but still see the state as the locus of power.

About the Author

Nina Hall, Assistant Professor in International Relations, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Nina Hall is an Assistant Professor in International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Europe). She previously worked as a Lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance, where she published her first book Displacement, Development, and Climate Change: International Organizations Moving Beyond their Mandates? (Routledge, 2016). She holds a DPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and is the co-founder of an independent and progressive think tank, Te Kuaka (formerly New Zealand Alternative). She has been a Senior Fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute (the German Internet Institute) and a Faculty Affiliate at the SNF Agora Institute, Johns Hopkins University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780198900078
ISBN-10: 0198900074
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English