Luerdi, Luerdi and Fitria, Arie and Karisma, Gita (2024) Solidarity beyond city halls: a study of city transnational activism on Palestine question. Politicon. (Submitted)


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Global communities have been responding to the decades of Palestine-Israel conflict through, for example, transnational activism in solidarity with the Palestinian cause. Cities are now becoming more important in global politics, and they hardly ignore international issues, including the imbalanced conflict between the two political entities. Despite this, city transnational activism on the Palestine question is still limited in the scholarship realm. This research aimed to seek how several European cities, such as Barcelona (Spain), Oslo (Norway), Liège, and Verviers (Belgium) carried out transnational activism on the Palestine question amidst strong political and military support for Israel from the Western countries. The research applied the qualitative method with descriptive analysis and the concept of city transnational activism. The findings suggest that the selected cities, practiced transnational activism in the form of moral calls as well as boycott resolutions to emphasize the necessity to respect Palestinian rights and oppose Israel’s policy towards Palestine and violation of international law. This paper provides a perspective that local state actors like cities, through activism, can champion global norms through local actions in response to global issues like conflicts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Palestine, solidarity, city transnational activism, conflict
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP) > Prodi Hubungan Internasional
Depositing User: Mr Luerdi Luerdi
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2024 06:32
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024 06:32

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