Globalization_Reading_Notes - 9.1 - Globalization, toward...

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9.1 - Globalization, toward the end of the twentieth century, has led to the creation of certain international organizations comprised of activists whose actions are motivated by principles or values. - These organizations, known as transnational advocacy networks (or TANS), are influential on both the international and local levels. - These TANs seek to influence public policy in a number of ways, including: information politics, symbolic politics, leverage politics, and accountability politics. Any number of these methods may be employed at a time for each specific incident in any combination. -1 st - information politics, constitutes the supply of information to people who otherwise would have never received it, from sources previously not heard from. - In order to obtain full effectiveness, information must be gathered, backed by credible sources, released in the right place at the right time, and reach the right people. Cooperate with media -2 nd - symbolic politics is characterized by the use of an event as a symbol of an issue or cause, bring it to light - A series of similar events in a short span of time usually proves more effective than any one lone event. -3 rd - Leverage politics can be defined as the networks ability to pressure or persuade politically influential bodies such as NGOs -4 th - accountability politics seeks to make sure that governments live up to their claims (i.e. insuring that governments who claim to be in favor of human rights actually take action in promoting human rights) -These four methods provide influence on five different levels::: issue creation and agenda setting, influence on discursive positions of states and international organizations, influence on institutional
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2009 for the course GOVT 131 taught by Professor Kenroberts during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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Globalization_Reading_Notes - 9.1 - Globalization, toward...

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