The local in the global: rethinking social movements in the new millennium

@article{Voss2009TheLI,
  title={The local in the global: rethinking social movements in the new millennium},
  author={Kim Voss and Michelle Williams},
  journal={Democratization},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={352 - 377}
}
In this article we discuss the failure of social movement theories to adequately understand and theorize locally based, grassroots social movements like the landless workers movement in Brazil, ‘livability movements’ in third-world cities, and living wage movements in the USA. Movements such as these come to the attention of most social movement analysts only when the activists who participate in them come together in the streets of Seattle or international forums like the World Social Forum… 

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