Tim Wedig on the success of global movements

About Tim Wedig: Dr. Wedig holds a PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Research and teaching interests are focused on approaches to sustainable peacebuilding, conflict prevention, humanitarian intervention, and information technology. Dr. Wedig has over 15 years’ experience in designing and facilitating simulation exercises for classroom and professional training environments.

Topic of the class: What is the long-term experience and success of these movements/organizations? Have they continued to rely on the internet or have they established/added new methods/structures/tools? Is their impact still influential?

Structure of the presentation:

  • Chip’s Introduction
  • Wedig Background
  • Overview of the lecture
  • Anti-globalization
  • Free Burma
  • Dean for America
  • Conclusion


Democracy and Human Rights – Free Burma
Danitz and Strobel (1999). “The Internet’s Impact on Activism: The Case of Burma.” Studies in Conflict and Terrorism.

Transnational Activism – Anti-Globalization
Van Aiest and Walgrave (2002). “New Media, New Movements? The Role of the Internet in Shaping the ‘Anti-Globalization’ Movement.” Information, Communication, & Society.

Political Campaign – Dean for America
Hindman (2005). “The Real Lessons of Howard Dean: Reflections on the First Digital Campaign.” Perspectives on Politics.