South American exceptionalism? : assessing the importance of location for World Social Forum events.

dc.contributor.authorGreene, Greg
dc.contributor.supervisorWebb, Michael C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15T20:01:17Z
dc.date.available2012-05-15T20:01:17Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-15
dc.degree.departmentDept. of Political Scienceen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractWorld Social Forum annual events attract hundreds of thousands of global activists and members of Global Civil Society. WSF events coalesce a diverse group of social movements, NGOs, and global activists. Its open space politics is an inclusionary force that is outlined by the principles of the WSF charter. Each event occurs in a location whose contextual and environmental conditions greatly impact the outcomes of the events. Assessing the success of these individual events is multidimensional and is largely determined by their adherence to WSF charter principles. Under investigation are three case studies of events that are held in Porto Alegre, Mumbai, and Nairobi. Success for each event is largely dependent on local factors. The local variables of the state, funding, trade unions, and local civil society all impact outcomes in myriad ways. Porto Alegre is an ideal setting for WSF events but is not the only attractive venue.en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/3990
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectWorld Social Forumen_US
dc.subjectGlobal Civil Societyen_US
dc.subjectGlobalizationen_US
dc.titleSouth American exceptionalism? : assessing the importance of location for World Social Forum events.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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