Power and transnational activism by Thomas Olesen

By Thomas Olesen

Computer generated contents be aware: pt. I reviews and value determinations -- 1. Counter-power within the worldwide age: ideas of civil society pursuits / Ulrich Beck -- 2. Evading the problem: the bounds of world activism / David Chandler -- three. Coordinated energy in modern leftist activism / Ruth Reitan -- pt. II The nation and the nationwide -- four. the boundaries of energy and protest: civil society mobilization opposed to North American integration / Jeffrey Ayres -- five. nation energy and the keep watch over of transnational protests / Herbert Reiter -- 6. China and the bounds of transnational human rights activism: from Tiananmen sq. to the Beijing Olympics / Caroline Fleay

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His central thesis is that economic capital can be translated into capital of qualification and social capital (and vice versa). As far as I am aware, Bourdieu does not refer to the concept of ‘legitimatory capital’, which I introduce here in relation to the meta-power game between the state, capital and civil society movements. In the case of legitimatory capital, the principle opposite to that of Bourdieu’s theory applies, namely the non-convertibility of economic capital into legitimatory capital.

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