Movement Engaged

Movement Engaged is dedicated to disciplined movement-engaged research relevant to social movement activists and policymakers.  Housed within the Center for Social Science Research, we are a hub where scholars, activists, and other partners within and beyond George Mason University combine their experience, knowledge and skills in creating ideas, understandings, networks, and infrastructure to renew social movement theory and practice. We work to deepen democracy in formal politics, the economy, and in the broader civil society.  Thus, through intentional engagement with community, constituency, and transnational organizations and networks, we seek to engender new visions, practices, relations, institutions, and systems that liberate human potential and emancipate our global society.

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Event Highlights:

Civil Society and Corporate Accountability: Actors, Visions, Strategies

Date: May 25 to May 26, 2023

Location: National University of Political Science and Public Administration, Bucharest

This conference explores the role of national civil societies and transnational advocacy networks in the struggle to hold accountable economic actors for their involvement in massive infringement of human rights, ranging from genocide and war crimes, to torture and forced labor, and to extreme environmental degradation. It examines a variety of NGOs, epistemic communities, trade unions, and grassroot movements which seek justice across the world, and the ways their strategies are informed by different national and regional contexts and diverse ideological and professional understandings of accountability processes.

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Interested in joining the Movement Engaged Research Hub?

Please contact or John Dale at