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South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement$
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Eva-Maria Hardtmann

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199466276

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.001.0001

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(p.194) Chapter Seven Conclusion
South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

Oxford University Press

Chapter 7 serves as a commentary to the ethnography and as a summary. It considers how neoliberal values have influenced parts of the GJM at the same time that activists have been radicalized, and it reflects on how these incongruences are dealt with practically among activists and NGO workers on a local level. This chapter deepens the understanding of processes in South Asia and Japan when many transnational activists have been professionalized during the 2000s, interacting locally with activists and (I)NGO workers, who are temporarily employed and in a constant flux between projects. The chapter is also a comment on how the regional forms of discrimination in South Asia and Japan historically gave rise to unique traditions of protest, but still activists entered into transnational collaborations, in tune with activists in other parts of the world, to form what is known as the Global Justice Movement.

Keywords:   South Asia, Japan, morality, dhamma, kyudan, Buddhism, Marxism, socialism, anarchism, counterpublic, (I)NGOs, transnational activists, regional forms of discrimination, traditions of protest

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