Advocacy in Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Transnational by Alex de Waal

By Alex de Waal

For greater or for worse, many high-profile celebrities and corporations became vocal advocates for motives in Africa, Asia, and Latin the US. Advocacy in Conflict explores the implications of those pop culture advocacy suggestions, which frequently compromise the integrity of the reason in pursuit of prominence and influence.
 
studying the influence of western mass tradition advocates, Advocacy in Conflict evaluates the successes and screw ups of advocacy campaigns and gives confident feedback of ongoing efforts. Alex de Waal makes use of high-profile case reports, comparable to campaigns concerning democracy, human trafficking, incapacity rights, and land rights to problem the assumptions and agendas that advocacy agencies perpetuate.

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The campaign against the invasion of Iraq was the strongest recent echo, but though large, it was not sustained, and the Obama administration’s withdrawal from military adventures means that such targets of activist ire are unlikely to recur. What we have instead are more complicated excesses, some concealed (such as the total electronic surveillance of the National Security Agency), some delegated to client governments (such as the nastier operations in the war on terror), some packaged as protection against terrorism (both of the above) or even as action to protect human rights (the NATO campaign in Libya).

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