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Transnational advocacy networks in global supply chains: a study of civil society organizations’ sugar movements in Cambodia

Young, S; (2017) Transnational advocacy networks in global supply chains: a study of civil society organizations’ sugar movements in Cambodia. Journal of Civil Society , 13 (1) 10.1080/17448689.2016.1265787. Green open access

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Abstract

As a contribution to the growing literature on transnational advocacy networks (TANs) in the global production networks, this article examines how civil society organizations (CSOs), which have adopted the TAN approach, influence the sugar industry in Cambodia. Due to ineffective domestic influencing strategies, the CSOs adopted the TAN approach and escalated to an international supply chain movement approach (ISCMA) aiming to influence international stakeholders at each stage of the sugar supply chain in order to leverage boomerang pressure on the sugar producing companies and the Government of Cambodia. Despite its resourceful networking strategies, the ISCMA failed to leverage significant influence on the sugar companies and the government to achieve its demands. The failure was not due to weak networks, but was in part due to the political nexus between the government and the sugar companies. This article suggests that to ensure the effectiveness of CSOs’ actions within the TAN framework in the global production networks, one should take into account the power of the government in relation to local politico-commercial elites.

Type: Article
Title: Transnational advocacy networks in global supply chains: a study of civil society organizations’ sugar movements in Cambodia
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17448689.2016.1265787
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17448689.2016.1265787
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 Informa UK trading as Taylor & Francis group.
Keywords: Social movements, transnational advocacy networks, production networks, global supply chains, civil society organizations
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1538576
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