“Forgotten” Directions in the Study of Transnational Networks

An Article by Raffaele Marchetti, Professor of International Relations, LUISS University, Italy, published at The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, Volume 48, Issue 4, 2013

Mainstream transnational network research has suffered from a number of theoretical biases which have prevented comprehensive study of the wide range of transnational activism of civil society organisations (CSOs). These biases concern, in particular, the notion of the ‘civilness’ of CSOs, their Western origin, their bourgeois nature, and their centre-left political orientation in terms of views on global politics.

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Source: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03932729.2013.847682#tabModule