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Mobilization through Litigation: Claiming Health Rights on Asbestos Issues in South Africa

Published on 1 January 2010

Debates over social movements have suffered from a predominate focus on North America and western Europe, often neglecting the significance of collective action in the global South. Citizenship and Social Movements seeks to partially redress this imbalance with case studies from Brazil, India, Bangladesh, Mexico, South Africa and Nigeria.

This volume points to the complex relationships that influence mobilization and social movements in the South, suggesting that previous theories have underplayed the influence of state power and elite dominance in the government and in NGOs. As the contributors to this book clearly show, understanding the role of the state in relation to social movements is critical to determining when collective action can fulfil the promise of bringing the rights of the marginalized to the fore.

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Linda Waldman

Director of Teaching and Learning

Publication details

published by
Zed Books
authors
Waldman, L. and Simpson, N.
editors
L.Thompson and C.Tapscott
isbn
1 84813 390 7
language
English

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South Africa

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