Advocacy In Conflict: Critical Perspectives On Transnational Activism
Publish Date: 2015-05-15
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For better or for worse, many high-profile celebrities and companies have become vocal advocates for causes in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Advocacy in Conflict explores the consequences of these popular culture advocacy strategies, which often compromise the integrity of the cause in pursuit of prominence and influence.
Examining the impact of western mass culture advocates, Advocacy in Conflict evaluates the successes and failures of advocacy campaigns and offers constructive criticism of ongoing efforts. Alex de Waal uses high-profile case studies, such as campaigns related to democracy, human trafficking, disability rights, and land rights to challenge the assumptions and agendas that advocacy organizations perpetuate.