‘Act now and sign our joint statement!’ What role do online global group petitions play in transnational movement networks?

Michael Strange
  • Media Culture & Society, November 2011, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0163443711422461

The Role of Online Global Group Petitions in Campaigning

What is it about?

The article focuses on a frequently used but under-researched protest media through which transnational movement networks express their collective demands – what are termed here as ’Global Group Petitions’ (GGPs), and activists themselves call ’sign-on statements’ or ’joint statements’. GGPs are online petitions typically framed as ’global’ and linking sometimes hundreds of advocacy groups behind a common set of critical statements contesting global politics.

Why is it important?

The article is of interest to those interested in trade politics but also the more general practices of advocacy groups and campaigning strategies that utilize the Internet.

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