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Occupy Cosmopolitanism: Ideological Transversalization in the Age of Global Economic Uncertainties
Globalizations (2013)
  • S A Hamed Hosseini
Abstract
A new cycle of ideological clashes underpins the economic policy reforms in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis and its continuing uncertainties. This article argues that the evolving complexity of the global economic system, especially after the crisis, has been associated with not only the growth of ideological fragmentations but also with the transversalization of ideas, identities, and solidarities among grassroots movements. Rooted in the transnational movements for justice of the 1990s–2000s, a more practically inclusive mode of ‘cosmopolitanism’, i.e. transversalism, has now evolved, significantly, into a growing number of consolidated demands and multi-issue agendas, in response to the post-crisis social injustices. By focusing on the 2011–2012 Occupy movements as its exemplary case study, the article delineates the features of such an ideological advancement and its implications for social theory.
Keywords
  • Occupy Wall Street,
  • Occupy Movements,
  • Transversality,
  • Transversalism,
  • Cosmopolitanism,
  • Global Justice,
  • Social Movements
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
S A Hamed Hosseini. "Occupy Cosmopolitanism: Ideological Transversalization in the Age of Global Economic Uncertainties" Globalizations Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/h_hosseini/5/