Transnational Advocacy in the Digital Era

Nina is currently collaborating with an international network of digitally-based activists. She is examining how a common form of advocacy, has spread worldwide from the US, to Poland, Sweden, South Africa, Columbia, New Zealand and beyond. In all of these countries activists have established multi-issue, membership driven, progressive organizations inspired by the American netroots organization Her research explores how these nationally-based orgnizations campaign and collaborate, and with a particular focus on when they campaign collectively on international issues.  As part of this research she has written on the distinctiveness of this form of advocacy, the challenges of mobilizing people for progressive causes in the populist era, and how these groups have campaigned for refugee rights.


Hall, Nina. “Innovations in activism in the digital era”, Chapter 8 in The Governance Report 2016 – 2017, Hertie School of Governance, May 2017.

Hall, Nina and Phil Ireland, “Transforming Activism: Digital Era Advocacy Organizations”, Stanford Social Innovation Review, July 6 2016.

Hall, Nina. “People power, populism and the internet”, Global Policy, 11 July 2017

Hall, Nina. Campaigning for Refugees Rights in the Digital Era (2015 – 2016), Working Paper in progress. (email if interested).