Type

Journal Article

Authors

Sara Motta
Ann Margarida Esteves
Laurence Cox

Subjects

Sociology

Topics
community ireland editorial social movements sociology civil society structures law

Issue two editorial: "Civil society" versus social movements (2009)

Abstract As we write this editorial, ANC-backed thugs have installed what can best be described as paramilitary law in townships whose population has dared to organise outside of local clientelist structures – with the support of much of the institutional left and international NGO community. In Thailand, "civil society" activists are in alliance with the military junta in opposition to the movements of the poor (Ungpakorn, this issue). In Ireland, a Green Party minister justifies the dismissal of cases taken against police officers involved in the brutal policing of marginal communities opposing a gas pipeline. In India, Communist parties send police, military and paramilitary groups against tribal groups opposing similar dispossession by multinationals.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Subject = Social Sciences
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Subject = Social Sciences: Sociology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published

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Sara Motta, Ann Margarida Esteves, Laurence Cox

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