Cross-Movement Mobilization and New Modes of Solidarity in Times of Crisis in the Global North and South


  • Sabrina Zajak
  • Jenny Jansson
  • Geoffrey Pleyers
  • Ilse Lenz



Alliances between social movements constitute a vital part of understanding social movement mobilization. However, despite the advantages that come with cross movement mobilization, the construction and maintenance of alliances remains a fundamental challenge for activists and movements. This special issue aims to uncover and deepen our understanding of cross-movement mobilization in the global North and the global South. In this introduction we suggest to move beyond cross-movement mobilisation as relatively static cooperation between formally organised and bounded entities. Instead we need to observe cross-movement alliances as a succession of convergences around events and longer lineages of actions linked through multiple, intersecting, and non-linear processes and actions.