Acting Locally: What is the Progressive Potential?

Fran Klodawski, Caroline Andrew


iS statement suggests the possibility of a significant role for local groups such as the Women's Action Centre Against Violence (WACAV) in making positive changes for women's safety. Our intent in this paper is to critically examine this claim by juxtaposing our knowledge of two community organizations in Ottawa with broader discussions about the extent to which local political action is likely to be progressive, given the combined trends of globalization and the changing nature of the state.

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Studies in Political Economy:
Online ISSN 1918-7033
Print ISSN 0707-8552