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Social movement texts in English
Most of the texts in this website are in Swedish (or other Scandinavian languages). However, a few texts in English are written by the editors of the site or intimates, and are published here.
Tord Björk: The
emergence of popular participation in world politics
Tord Björk: The emerging global NGO system
An attempt to explain why a much stronger NGO system had less impact on the UN conference on environment and development in Rio 1992.
Tord Björk: World Social Forum and Popular Movements Confronting Globalisation
A short history of social movements, leading up to the global justice movements, Cancún and the Social Forums.
Tord Björk: The formation of global political will
A treatise on how collective political projects are formed, included popular ones, with a time-line up to now.
Tord Björk: History of the Climate Movement
Including the background and the movement formation journalistic accounts never remember (pdf).
Tord Björk: The implosion of walls between movements in reaction to COVID19
Including statistics on different movement organizations' common standpoints.
Jan Wiklund: Some second thoughts about Charles Tilly's later books
An attack on social movement research at its best, because it doesn't satisfy the needs of the movements themselves.
Jan Wiklund: The Swedish environmental movements
An attempt to relate the backgrounds and developments of environmental movements in Sweden.
Jan Wiklund: The carriers of democracy; the global peoples' movement system
A book project. A global history of peoples' movements the last 2000 years. This English version is a translation.
Jan Wiklund: Thousand years of Swedish social movement history
A short essay in progress.
Jan Wiklund: How peoples' movement force the powers to be serious
An explanation of "good" and "bad" times in the history of industrial society
Jan Wiklund: Long term causes of the weakness of the Social Democrats
Why their present emasculation is no accidence but a result of the successful 30s strategy.
UN conferences on environment and development
A collection of links and texts both on the official summits from Stockholm 1972 to Stockholm 2022 and the parallel movement summits. Read here.
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