Boon or burden? Anti-war protest and political parties

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Examining the 2003 global protest against the war on Iraq On February 15, 2003, the largest one-day protest in human history took place as millions of people in hundreds of cities marched in the streets, rallying against the imminent invasion of Iraq. This was activism on an unprecedented scale. The World Says No to War strives to understand who spoke out, why they did, and how so many people were mobilized for a global demonstration. Using surveys collected by researchers from eight countries-Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States-The World Says No to War analyzes how the new tools of the Internet were combined with more conventional means of mobilization to rally millions, many with little experience in activism, around common goals and against common targets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe World Says No To War
Subtitle of host publicationDemonstrations Against the War on Iraq
EditorsS. Walgrave, D. Rucht
Place of PublicationMinneapolis
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameSocial Movements, Protest, and Contention Series
PublisherUniversity of Minnesota Press


  • anti-war
  • protest
  • internet
  • mobilization
  • rally
  • many with activism
  • inexperience
  • common goals
  • common targets

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