Observing Protest from a Place: The World Social Forum in Dakar (2011)

edited by Johanna Siméant, Isabelle Sommier and Marie-Emanuelle Pommerolle
Protest and Social Movements
Amsterdam University Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-90-485-2580-5, Cloth: 978-90-8964-780-1

Social movements throughout the world have been central to history, politics, society, and culture. Observing Protest froma Place examines the impact of one such campaign, the global justice movement, as seen from the southern hemisphere. Drawing upon a collective survey from the 2011 World Social Forum in Dakar, the essays explore a number of vital issues, including the methodological problems of studying international activist gatherings and how scholars can overcome those challenges. Bydemonstrating the importance of the global justice movement and the role of nongovernmental organizations for participantsin the southern hemisphere, this volume is an important addition to the literature on community action.

Johanna Siméant is professor of political science at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (CESSP), and has published La cause des sans-papiers (1998), Le travail humanitaire (2002), La grève de la faim (2009), Contester au Mali (2014) and edited books.[Isabelle Sommier](https://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/unites-de-recherche/crps/membres/chercheurs-et-enseignants-chercheurs-titulaires/sommier-isabelle/) is Full Professor of Political Sociology at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, former director of the CRPS (Centre de recherches politiques de la Sorbonne) and currently Deputy Director of the CESSP (Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique, a fusion between CRPS and CSE Bourdieu institute). She has published on the theory of social movements, political violence, radicalization and terrorism.Marie-Emmanuelle Pommerolle is assistant professor of political science at Paris 1 Sorbonne University. She is currently director of the French Institute of Research in Africa (IFRA) in Nairobi (Kenya).

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