Author Archives: Johanna Siméant

About Johanna Siméant

is professor of political science at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her first book, La cause des sans-papiers (PFNSP, 1998), examines undocumented migrants’ mobilizations and their humanitarian supports in France. She has written with Pascal Dauvin Le travail humanitaire (Sciences Po, 2002), published a book on hunger strikes (Sciences Po, 2009), co-edited a book on extreme crises (La Découverte, 2006), and has just published a book on protest and mobilization in Mali, Contester au Mali (Karthala, 2014). She has published in English in Social Movement Studies, Journal of World Systems Research, and the Review of International Political Economy.

Interpreting the Rise of International “Advocacy”

Translated by Susan Taponier Advocacy seems to have become a core term in the vocabulary of international rights.1 Today the world of international non-governmental organizations is characterized by the imperative to “advocate,” especially in the areas of development and humanitarian aid, as well as the defense of human rights and the environment. As early as 2002, Barry Coates and Rosalind David wrote, “Advocacy work has become the latest enthusiasm for most agencies involved in international aid and development. Over the past decade NGOs have dedicated Continue reading → Continue reading →