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2/26/08 Transnational Civil Society Theorizing about Transnational Relations - Transnational Relations and World Politics -Keohane and Nye, 1971 -Sociological institutionalism (1980’s) -capitalism vs. communism, etc. -Constructivism and the normative turn (1990’s) - actors bound by a series of norms -economic power matters less -Transnational contention (1990’s-2000’s) -hybridization of local and global issues Transnational Civil Society -self organized autocracy groups that undertake voluntary collective action across state borders to promote what they view as the wider public interest -how is this different from terrorism and criminal organizations? -both are self-organized autocracy groups -terrorists and criminals are not voluntary collective action -control by means of violence -terrorists and criminals are not interested in public interest -not imbedded in religious or ideological creed -spans everything from refugees to the environment -range of goals -interested in pushing an international agenda
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2008 for the course GOVT 395 taught by Professor Koinova,m during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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2.26 - 2/26/08 Transnational Civil Society Theorizing about...

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