Readings

Required Readings

[Rosenberg] = Buy at Amazon Rosenberg, Gerald. The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? University of Chicago Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780226726717.

[O'Brien] = Buy at Amazon O'Brien, Robert, et al. Contesting Global Governance: Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements. Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780521774406. [Preview with Google Books]

SES # TOPICS READINGS
Part I: Theoretical Framework
1 Introduction: A General Introduction to the Course, the Main Substantive Themes and the Requirements No readings
2 Social Movements, NGOs and Civil Society: How are They Different?

Buy at Amazon Giugni, Marco. "How Social Movements Matter: Past Research, Present Problems, Future Developments." In How Social Movements Matter. Edited by Marco Giugni, Doug McAdam, and Charles Tilly. University of Minnesota Press, 1999, pp. xiii–xxxiii. ISBN: 9780816629152.

Buy at Amazon Walzer, Michael. "The Civil Society Argument." In Dimensions of Radical Democracy. Edited by Chantal Mouffe. Verso Books, 1992, pp. 89–107. ISBN: 9780860913443.

Fisher, William. "Doing Good? The Politics and Antipolitics of NGO Practices." Annual Review of Anthropology 26 (1997): 439–64. Available through VERA.

Lipschutz, Ronnie D. "Reconstructing World Politics: The Emergence of Global Civil Society." Millennium: Journal of International Studies 21, no. 3 (1992): 389–420. Available through VERA.

3 Social Movements and the State: How Do They Interact?

Buy at Amazon Sharma, Aradhana, and Akhil Gupta. "Introduction: Rethinking Theories of the State in an Age of Globalization." In The Anthropology of the State: A Reader. Wiley-Blackwell, 2006, pp. 1–42. ISBN: 9781405114684. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Kothari, Rajni. "Masses, Classes and the State." In New Social Movements in the South: Empowering the People. Edited by P. Wignaraja. Zed Books, 1993, pp. 59–75. ISBN: 9781856491082.

Buy at Amazon Tarrow, Sidney. "States and Opportunities: The Political Structuring of Social Movements." In Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings. Edited by Doug McAdam, et al. Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 41–61. ISBN: 9780521485166. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon McAdam, Doug, John McCarthy, and Mayer Zald, eds. "Introduction." In Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings. Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 1–22. ISBN: 9780521485166. [Preview with Google Books]

4 Law, Social Movements and Public Policy: Changing Domestic Contexts

Buy at Amazon Theodoulou, Stella Z. "The Contemporary Language of Public Policy: A Starting Point." In Public Policy: The Essential Readings. Edited by Stella Z. Theodoulou, and Mathew A. Cahn. Pearson, 1994, pp. 1–9. ISBN: 9780130592552.

Buy at Amazon Burstein, Paul. "Social Movements and Public Policy." In How Social Movements Matter. Edited by Marco Giugni, Doug McAdam, and Charles Tilly. University of Minnesota Press, 1999, pp. 3–21. ISBN: 9780816629152.

Buy at Amazon Fung, Archon. "Democratizing the Policy Process." In The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy. Edited by Michael Moran, Martin Rein, and Robert E. Goodin. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780199548453. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon McCann, Michael, and Helena Silverstein. "Rethinking Law's "Allurements": A Relational Analysis of Social Movement Lawyers in the United States." In Cause Lawyering: Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities. Edited by Austin Sarat, and Stuart Scheingold. Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 261–92. ISBN: 9780195113204.

Buy at Amazon Ellmann, Stephe. "Cause Lawyering in the Third World." In Cause Lawyering: Political Commitments and Professional Responsibilities. Edited by Austin Sarat, and Stuart Scheingold. Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 349–430. ISBN: 9780195113204.

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Barclay, Scott, and Thomas Birkland. "Law, Policymaking, and the Policy Process: Closing the Gaps." Policy Studies Journal 26, no. 2 (1998): 227–43. Available through VERA.

Rochon, Thomas R., and Daniel A. Mazmanian. "Social Movements and the Policy Process." The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 528, no. 1 (1993): 75–87. Available through VERA.

5 Law, Social Movements and Public Policy: Changing Global Contexts

Buy at Amazon Smith, Jackie, Charles Chatfield, and Ron Pugnucco, eds. Chapters 1–4 in Transnational Social Movements and Global Politics: Solidarity Beyond the State. Syracuse University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780815627432. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Falk, Richard. "The Making of Global Citizenship." In Global Visions: Beyond the New World Order. Edited by Jeremy Brecher, et al. Black Rose Books, 1993, pp. 39–50. ISBN: 9781895431742. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Hay, Colin. "Globalization and Public Policy." In The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy. Edited by Michael Moran, Martin Rein, and Robert E. Goodin. Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780199269280.

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Buy at Amazon Keck, Margaret, and Kathryn Sikkink. Chapters 1 and 6 in Activists beyond Borders: Advocacy Network in International Politics. Cornell University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780801484568.

Buy at Amazon Shue, Henry. "The Ethical Dimensions of Public Policy." In The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy. Edited by Michael Moran, Martin Rein, and Robert E. Goodin eds. Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780199269280.

Part II: Domestic and Comparative Experience
6 Legal and Social Change in the US: Contesting Perspectives

[Rosenberg] pp. 9–36, and 336–43.

Buy at Amazon McCann, Michael. "How Does Law Matter for Social Movements." In How Does Law Matter. Edited by Bryant G. Garth, and Austin Sarat. Northwestern University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780810114357. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Epp, Charles. Chapters 3 and 4 in The Rights Revolution: Lawyers, Activists and Supreme Courts in Comperative Perspective. University of Chicago Press, 1998, pp. 26–70. ISBN: 9780226211626. [Preview with Google Books]

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Burstein, Paul, and April Linton. "The Impact of Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Social Movement Organizations on Public Policy: Some Recent Evidence and Theoretical Concerns." Social Forces 81, no. 2 (2002): 380–408. Available through VERA.

Marshall, Anna-Maria. Judicial Policy-Making and Sexual Harassment: A Response to Rosenberg's The Hollow Hope (Unpublished).

Rubin, Edward L. "Passing Through the Door: Social Movement Literature and Legal Scholarship." University of Pennsylvania Law Review 150, no. 1 (2001).

7 Environment as an Arena of Struggle

[Rosenberg] pp. 271–92.

Buy at Amazon Shutkin, William. Chapter 3 in The Land that Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century. The MIT Press, 2000. ISBN: 9780262194358.

Coglianese, Cary. "Social Movements, Law and Society: The Institutionalization of the Environmental Movement." University of Pennsylvania Law Review 150, no. 1 (2001): 85–118. Available through Lexis-Nexis.

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Alexander v. Sandoval. 532 U.S. 275, 121 S. Ct. 1511, 149 L. Ed. 2d 517 (2001). Available through Lexis-Nexis.

8 Law and American Labor Movement

Buy at Amazon Forbath, William. Chapters 1 and 5 in Law and the Shaping of the American Labor Movement. Harvard University Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780674517820.

Buy at Amazon Voss, Kim. "The Collapse of a Social Movement: The Interplay of Mobilizing Structures, Framing and Political Opportunities in the Knights of Labor." In Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings. Cambridge University Press, 1996, pp. 227–60. ISBN: 9780521485166. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Ansley, Fran. "Local Contact Points, Global Divides: Labor Rights and Immigrant Rights as Sites for Cosmopolitan Legality." In Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality. Edited by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, and Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito. Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521607353. [Preview with Google Books]

Gordon, Jennifer. "This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.Law, Lawyers and Labor: The United Farmworkers Legal Strategy in the 1960s and 70s and the Role of Law in Union Organizing Today." (PDF - 4.7MB). U. PA. Journal of Labor and Employment Law 8, no. 1 (2006).

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Buy at Amazon Wheeler, Hoyt. Chapters 1, 3 and 9 in The Future of the American Labor Movement. Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780521893541. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Clawson, Dan. Chapter 1 in The Next Upsurge: Labor and the New Social Movements. ILR Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780801488702. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Klare, Karl E. "Critical Theory and Labor Relations Law." In The Politics of Law: A Progressive Critique. 3rd ed. Edited by D. Kairys. Basic Books, 1998. ISBN: 9780465059591. [Preview with Google Books]

9 Feminism and Women's Movements

Buy at Amazon Rosenberg, Gerald. Part II, chapters 7, 8 and 9 in The Hollow Hope: Can Courts Bring About Social Change? University of Chicago Press, 1991. ISBN: 9780226727028.

Buy at Amazon Marshall, Anna-Maria. "A Spectrum in Oppositional Consciousness." In Oppositional Consciousness: The Subjective Roots of Social Protest. Edited by Jane Mansbridge, and Aldon Morris. University of Chicago Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780226503622. [Preview with Google Books]

Merry, Sally E., et al. "Law from Below: Women's Human Rights and Social Movements in New York City." Law and Society Review 44, no. 1 (2010): 101–28.

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Buy at Amazon McCann, Michael W. Chapters 2, 7 and 8 in Rights at Work: Pay Equity Reform and the Politics of Legal Mobilization. University of Chicago Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780226555720. [Preview with Google Books]

10 Race, Poverty and the Struggle for Social Justice

[Rosenberg] Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Buy at Amazon Fox-Piven, Frances, and Richard Cloward. Chapter 1 and 3 in Poor Peoples' Movements. Vintage, 1978, pp. 1–40, and 96–180. ISBN: 9780394726977.

Mack, Kenneth. "Rethinking Civil Rights Lawyering and Politics in the Era Before Brown." Yale Law Journal 115, no. 2 (2005): 256. Available through Lexis-Nexis.

Andrews, Kenneth T. "Social Movements and Policy Implementations: The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and the War on Poverty, 1965 to 1971." American Sociological Review 66, no. 1 (2001): 71–95. Available through VERA.

11 The Conservative Movement, Policy Change and Law

Buy at Amazon Teles, Steven. Chapters 1, 5, 6 and 7 in The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law. Princeton University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780691122083.

Siegel, Reva. "Constitutional Culture, Social Movement Conflict and Constitutional Change: The Case of the De Facto ERA." California Law Review 94 (2006): 1323. Available through Lexis-Nexis or at http://www.law.yale.edu/faculty/siegelpublications.htm

Buy at Amazon Critchlow, Donald. "Introduction." Chapter 1 in Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservativism: A Woman's Crusade. Princeton University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780691070025. [Preview with Google Books]

12 Preparation for Field-component on Occupy Wall Street No readings
13 Field Work Report Back No readings
14 Legal and Social Change in India: The Role of Mobilization and Activism

Buy at Amazon Shaw, Ganshyam. Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power and Politics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005, pp. 15–34. ISBN: 9780742538429. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Omvedt, Gail. "The Rise of Alternative Politics." In Reinventing Revolution: New Social Movements and the Socialist Traditions in India. M E Sharpe Inc, 1992, pp. 257–97. ISBN: 9780873327855.

Buy at Amazon Epp, Charles. Chapters 5 and 6 in The Rights Revolution: Lawyers, Activists and Supreme Courts in Comparative Perspective. University of Chicago Press, 1998, pp. 71–110. ISBN: 9780226211626. [Preview with Google Books]

15 Women's Rights v. Gender Justice

Buy at Amazon Shaw, Ganshyam. "Womens' Movements." In Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power and Politics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005, pp. 146–79. ISBN: 9780742538429. [Preview with Google Books]

Kapur, Ratna, and Brenda Cossman. "On Women, Equality and the Constitution: Through the Looking Glass of Feminism." National Law Journal 1, no. 1 (1993).

Buy at Amazon Kumar, Radha. "From Chipko to Sati: The Contemporary Indian Women's Movement." In The Challenge of Local Feminisms: Women's Movements in Global Perspective. Edited by Amrita Basu. Westview Press, 1995, pp. 58–86. ISBN: 9780813326283.

Buy at Amazon Omvedt, Gail. Chapters 4 and 9 in Reinventing Revolution: New Social Movements and the Socialist Traditions in India. M E Sharpe Inc, 1992, pp. 76–99 and 199–231. ISBN: 9780873327855.

16 Caste and the Struggle with/through Law

Buy at Amazon Shaw, Ganshyam. "Dalit Movements", and "Backward Caste/Class Movements." In Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power and Politics. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005, pp. 118–45. ISBN: 9780742538429. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Rao, Anupama. "Legislating Caste Atrocity." Chapter 4 in The Caste Question: Dalits and the Politics of Modern India. University of California Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780520257610. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Guru, Gopal, and A. Chakravarty. "Who are Country's Poor? Social Movement Politics and Dalit Politics." In Social Movements in India: Poverty, Power and Politics. Edited by Raka Ray, and Mary Katzenstein. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005. ISBN: 9780742538429. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Jaffrelot, Christophe. "Caste and the Rise of Marginalized Groups." In The State of India's Democracy. Edited by Sumit Ganguly. The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780801887918. [Preview with Google Books]

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Buy at Amazon Dirks, Nicholas. Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. Princeton University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780691088952.

Buy at Amazon Weiner, Myron. "The Struggle for Equality: Caste in Indian Politics." In The Success of India's Democracy. Edited by Atul Kohli. Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780521805308. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Mendelsohn, Oliver, and Marika Vicziany. The Untouchables: Subordination, Poverty and the State in Modern India. Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780521556712. [Preview with Google Books]

17 Contesting Development: Law and Struggle in the Narmada Valley

Buy at Amazon Rajagopal, Balakrishnan. "Limits of Law in Counter-hegemonic Globalization: The Indian Supreme Court and the Narmada Valley Struggle." In Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality. Edited by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, and Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito. Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521607353. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Fisher, William, eds. "Development and Resistance in the Narmada Valley." In Toward Sustainable Development: Struggling over India's Narmada River. M E Sharpe Inc, 1995, pp. 3–46. ISBN: 9781563245251. [Preview with Google Books]

18 Human Rights, Social Movements and Public Interest Litigation

Buy at Amazon Rajagopal, Balakrishnan. "Judicial Governance and the Ideology of Human Rights: Reflections from a Social Movement Perspective." In Human Rights, Justice and Constitutional Empowerment: Essays in Honor of Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer. Edited by C. Rajkumar, and K. Chockalingam. 2005. ISBN: 9780195686913.

Buy at Amazon Shankar, Shylashri, and Pratap Bhanu Mehta. "Courts and Socioeconomic Rights in India." In Courting Social Justice: Judicial Enforcement of Social and Economic Rights in the Developing World. Edited by Varun Gauri, and Daniel Brinks. Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780521873765.

Buy at Amazon Baar, Carl. "Social Action Litigation in India: The Operation and Limits of the World's Most Active Judiciary." In Comparative Judicial Review and Public Policy. Edited by Donald W. Jackson, and C. Neal Tate. Praeger, 1992. ISBN: 9780313286155.

Part III: Law and Global Public Policy from Below
19 Beyond the State? Changing Contexts for Law-making and Application at the Global Level

Rajagopal, Balakrishnan. "International Law and Social Movements: Challenges of Theorizing Resistance." Columbia Journal of Translational Law 41 (2003): 397.

Buy at Amazon Santos, Boaventura de Sousa, and Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito, eds. "Law, Politics and the Subaltern in Counter-hegemonic Globalization." In Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality. Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521607353. [Preview with Google Books]

[O'Brien] Chapter 1.

Buy at Amazon Reinicke, Wolfgang. Chapter 2 in Global Public Policy: Governing without Government? Brookings Institution Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780815773894. [Preview with Google Books]

20 The World Commission on Dams and the Struggle over Development

Report of the World Commission on Dams, released in November 2000, especially chapters 1–4, 6–8.

Dubash, Navroz K. "A Watershed in Global Governance? An Independent Assessment of the World Commission on Dams." Politics and the Life Sciences 21, no. 1 (2001). Chapters 1–2, and 7–9. Available at http://www.wri.org/publication/a-watershed-in-global-governance

This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.Official World Bank position on the Report of the World Commission on Dams. (PDF)

Bradlow, Daniel. "The World Commission on Dams's Contribution to the Broader Debate on Development Decision-making." American University International Law Review 16, no. 1531 (2001). Available through Lexis-Nexis.

21 Setting Global Environmental and Health Policy: The Case of Nuclear Weapons

Legality Of The Threat Or Use Of Nuclear Weapons, Advisory Opinion of 8 July 1996, International Court of Justice (read on line at www.icj-cij.org, go to Decisions, then look at Advisory Opinions) (in particular, the majority judgment and the dissent by Justice Weeramantry).

Buy at Amazon Falk, Richard. "The Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion and the New Jurisprudence of Global Civil Society." In Law in an Emerging Global Village. Transnational Pub, 1998, pp. 165–88. ISBN: 9781571050663.

Norris, Robert, and Hans Kristensen. "U.S. Nuclear Threats: Then and Now." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 62, no. 5 (2006): 69–71.

Buy at Amazon Cortright, David, and Ron Pagnucco. "Limits to Transnationalism: The 1980s Freeze Campaign." In Transnational Social Movements and Global Politics: Solidarity Beyond the State. Edited by Jackie Smith, Charles Chatfield, and Ron Pugnucco. Syracuse University Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780815627432. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Garb, Paula, and Galena Komarova. "A History of Environmental Activism in Chelyabinsk." In Critical Masses: Citizens, Nuclear Weapons Production and Environmental Destruction in the United States and Russia. Edited by Russell J. Dalton, et al. The MIT Press, 1999, pp. 165–92. ISBN: 9780262541039. [Preview with Google Books]

22 Global Economic Institutions and Resistance from the Margins

Buy at Amazon Santos, Boaventura de Sousa. "Beyond Neoliberal Governance: The World Social Forum as Subaltern Cosmopolitan Politics and Legality." In Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality. Edited by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, and Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito. Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521607353. [Preview with Google Books]

[O'Brien] Chapters 2, 4, and 5.

Rajagopal, B. "From Resistance to Renewal: The Third World, Social Movements And The Expansion Of International Institutions." Harvard International Law Journal 41, no. 2 (2000): 529. Available through Lexis-Nexis.

Kay, Tamara. "Labor Transnationalism and Global Governance: The Impact of NAFTA on Transnational Labor Relationships in North America." American Journal of Sociology 111, no. 3 (2005): 715–56.

23 The World Trade Organization as a Policy Machine

Buy at Amazon Schneiderman, David. Chapter 1 in Constitutionalizing Economic Globalization: Investment Rules and Democracy's Promise. Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780521692038. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Klug, Heinz. "Campaigning for Life: Building a New Transnational Solidarity in the Face of HIV/AIDS and TRIPS." In Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality. Edited by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, and Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito. Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521607353. [Preview with Google Books]

[O'Brien] Chapter 3.

Rajagopal, Balakrishnan. "Taking Seattle Resistance Seriously," The Hindu (hinduonline.com), December 11, 1999.

———. "A New Opportunity in Cancun's Failure", and "A Floundering WTO." Available at http://yaleglobal.yale.edu.

Amsden, Alice. "Ending Isolationism." Dissent, Spring 2000, 13–6.

24 Human Rights Law as Global Public Policy

Buy at Amazon Keck, Margaret, and Kathryn Sikkink. Chapters 3 and 5 in Activists beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics. Cornell University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780801484568. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Stephens, Beth. Chapters 1 and 4 in Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics. Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780521712323.

United Nations. "This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.The Realization of Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights: Globalization and Its Impact on the Full Enjoyment of Human Rights. " (PDF - 5.6MB) Progress report submitted by J. Oloka-Onyango and Deepika Udagama; E/CN.4/Sub.2/2000/13, June 15, 2000. 

Buy at Amazon Shamir, Ronen. "Corporate Social Responsibility: A Case of Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony." In Law and Globalization from Below: Towards a Cosmopolitan Legality. Edited by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, and Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito. Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780521607353. [Preview with Google Books]

25 Conclusion and Review Class No readings