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Harnessing Hope Through NGO Activism

Courville, Sasha; Piper, Nicola


This article explores the relationship between hope and agency in the contexts of migrant rights activism and alternative trading relationships created through social and environmental certification systems. Using interviews with key respondents from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), hope is assigned a positive role in the complex process of social change, providing that common goals can be agreed upon and achieved along the way. Two main layers of analysis emerge in this article. The first...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
DOI: 10.1177/0002716203261940


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