Neo-imperialism in solidarity organizations’ public discourses: collective action frames, resources and audiences

Nulman, Eugene (2017) Neo-imperialism in solidarity organizations’ public discourses: collective action frames, resources and audiences. Third World Quarterly, 38 (11). (In Press)

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Abstract

While neo-imperialism is becoming increasingly discussed within academia and by public intellectuals this paper hypothesizes that due to resource needs of social movement organizations, neo-imperialism is not be a major diagnostic frame used by international solidarity organizations in the Global North. We tested this hypothesis by examining diagnostic collective action frames used online by 30 organizations across three solidarity movement issues: climate justice, refugee solidarity, and debt relief. While the frame was infrequently used across the organizations, results reveal that those organizations that did utilize the frame with some regularity had constituencies that have suffered from historical forms of imperialism. A qualitative analysis was used to locate the contexts in which the frame was used and the prominence these uses had within the organizations’ public broadcasting.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Eugene Nulman
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 08:33
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 10:33
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5193

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