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Social Movements in the Global South

Dispossession, Development and Resistance

S. Motta A. Gunvald Nilsen

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Palgrave Macmillan
29 March 2011
Popular struggles in the global south suggest the need for the development of new and politically enabling categories of analysis, and new ways of understanding contemporary social movements. This book shows how social movements in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East politicize development in an age of neoliberal hegemony.
Edited by:   S. Motta, A. Gunvald Nilsen
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   577g
ISBN:   9780230243491
ISBN 10:   0230243495
Series:   Rethinking International Development series
Pages:   290
Publication Date:   29 March 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Editorial: Hydrological, socioeconomic and ecological impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation in the Mediterranean region.- Variability and changes in the North Atlantic Oscillation index.- The NAO impact on droughts in the Mediterranean region.- The impacts of the NAO on hydrological resources of the western Mediterranean.- The impacts of NAO on the hydrology of the eastern Mediterranean.- Influence of winter North Atlantic Oscillation index (NAO) on climate and snow accumulation in the Mediterranean mountains.- Impact of NAO on Mediterranean fisheries.- Impacts of the NAO on Mediterranean crop production.- The impacts of the NAO on the vegetation activity in Iberia.- Direct and indirect effects of the North Atlantic Oscillation on tree growth and forest decline in northeastern Spain.- Ecological impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation in Mediterranean ecosystems.- Impacts of the NAO on atmospheric pollution in the Mediterranean basin.- Evaluation of the relationship between the NAO and rainfall erosivity in northeastern Spain during the period 1955-2006.- Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation on landslides.- The impact of the NAO on the solar and wind energy resources in the Mediterranean area.

JOHN CHALCRAFT is Reader in the History and Politics of Empire/Imperialism in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. RADHA D'SOUZA is Reader in Law at the School of Law, University of Westminster in London, UK. JACKIE DUGARD is Executive Director of the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI). SANDRA MARIA GADELHA DE CARVALHO is an Associate Professor at the State University of Ceara (UECE), Brazil. JOSE ERNANDI MENDES is an Associate Professor at the State University of Ceara (UECE), Brazil. SUROOPA MUKHERJEE teaches literature at Delhi University, India. BIRKE OTTO is a PhD student at the Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK. EURIG SCANDRETT is Lecturer in Sociology at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, UK. MARINA SITRIN is a PhD candidate in Global Sociology at Stony Brook University, USA. PHILIPP TERHORST is research-activist of transnational networks and local water movements.

Reviews for Social Movements in the Global South: Dispossession, Development and Resistance

'Ultimately, then, this book stands our as an important resource for movement-orientated scholars seeking to learn more about, and contribute to, struggles against the post-colonial, neoliberal TINA consensus.' - Social Movement Studies

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