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This introduction presents some key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book details the diversity of protests and mobilizations across the world and the hopes and aspirations of activists from all corners of the globe. It focuses on a variety of approaches from social movement theory, including resource mobilization theory, the framing perspective and Tarrow's and Tilly's works. The book emphasizes the similarities of the current meta-logic of movement politics, such "analytic eclecticism" allows us to also bring out the different ways in which this logic is enacted over space and time. It aims to chart the diverse social movements that have sprung up all over the word in recent years and have redefined how power is contested and how people participate. The New Global Politics engages the recently observed changes in social movement orientations that have stressed participatory and real democratization.

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Introduction, in H. E. Vanden, P. N. Funke & G. Prevost (Eds.), The New Global Politics: Global Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century