Social Movements in the Global South

Dispossession, Development and Resistance

  • Sara C. Motta
  • Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Part of the Rethinking International Development Series book series (RID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Social Movements and/in the Postcolonial: Dispossession, Development and Resistance in the Global South

  3. Struggles Against Dispossession: Social Movements and the State in the Global South

  4. Epistemologies of Resistance: Social Movements, Collective Learning and the Politics of Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Suroopa Mukherjee, Eurig Scandrett, Tarunima Sen, Dharmesh Shah
      Pages 150-177
    3. Sara C. Motta
      Pages 178-199
  5. Against Neoliberalism and Beyond Developmentalism? Social Movements and the Postcolonial Development Project

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


Popular struggles in the global south suggest the need for the development of new and politically enabling categories of analysis, and new ways of understanding contemporary social movements. This book shows how social movements in Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East politicize development in an age of neoliberal hegemony.


hegemony philosophy politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Sara C. Motta
    • 1
  • Alf Gunvald Nilsen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NottinghamUK
  2. 2.Department of SociologyUniversity of BergenNorway

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