Transnational resources and LGBTI+ activism in Nepal

Rana, Kumud (2020) Transnational resources and LGBTI+ activism in Nepal. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis presents an analysis of the differential power relationships experienced by three LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and others) non-government organisations (NGOs) in Nepal. It centres on the main argument that resources, networks and collective organisational identities interact in a cyclical manner whereby an organisation’s access to one reinforces its access to and utilisation of the others. However, due to the nature of resources and networks and their relationships with organisational identities, NGOs with different organisational identities have hierarchical access to resources and networks whereby some organisations are better able to utilise a cyclical effect than others. These arguments are drawn from qualitative interviews with a total of 71 participants including activists, their allies and donors, as well as from participant observations and document analysis. The study provides a distinctive analytical framework for the study of social movements in the Global South by using a multi-institutional politics approach to include within analysis multiple sources of power, combining this with an emerging regional approach.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: social movements, LGBTI+ activism, transnational activism, Nepal, NGOs, resource mobilisation, social networks, development aid, AIDS activism,
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Waites, Dr Matthew and Kollman, Dr Kelly
Date of Award: 2020
Depositing User: Kumud Rana
Unique ID: glathesis:2020-81407
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2020 06:26
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2022 08:21
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.81407

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