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Celebrity Activism in International Relations: In Search of a Framework for Analysis
Global Society (2010)
  • Nikolaos Tzifakis, University of Peloponnese
  • Asteris Huliaras, University of Peloponnese
Abstract

The article examines the growing celebrity activism in world politics and attempts to develop a framework for analysis. It briefly reviews the relevant literature on the emergence of influential individuals as transnational activists. Then, it analyses the factors that account for the specific growth of celebrity activism and evaluates its impact on public awareness, the mobilisation of resources and government decisions. Finally, the article tests this framework by focusing on two case studies: Princess Diana’s contribution to the campaign to ban anti-personnel landmines and Mia Farrow’s activism in respect to China’s policy towards Sudan.

Keywords
  • celebrity activism,
  • indivuals in international relations
Publication Date
Spring April, 2010
Citation Information
Nikolaos Tzifakis and Asteris Huliaras. "Celebrity Activism in International Relations: In Search of a Framework for Analysis" Global Society Vol. 24 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tzifakis/6/