Transnational Advocacy in the Digital Era

Nina is writing a book on how transnational advocacy is changing in the digital era (forthcoming with Oxford University Press). She is interested in how a common form of digital advocacy organization has spread worldwide from the US to Germany, from Poland to New Zealand. Activists in these countries have established multi-issue, membership driven, progressive organizations inspired by MoveOn.org model. Her research explores how these digital advocacy organizations campaign and collaborate transnationally on trade, climate and refugee campaigns.

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. In 2019 she edited a special issue of the Journal of Information Technology and Politics on innovation and adaptation in advocacy organizations during the digital eras. She has also examined how the far-right are using digital platforms to organise, including through a collaboration with the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Hall, Nina. Transnational Advocacy in the Digital Era, Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.

Hall, Nina, Hans Schmitz, and Michael Dedmon. “Transnational Advocacy and NGOs in the Digital Era: What’s Changing and Why?”, International Studies Quarterly, 07 August 2019.

Hall, Nina. “Norm Contestation in the Digital Era, Campaigning for Refugees RightsInternational Affairs, 95 (3), May 2019.

Hall, Nina. 2019. “When do Refugees Matter? The Importance of Issue-Salience for Digital Advocacy Organizations”, Interest Groups & Advocacy, 8 (3), 333-355.

Other Publications

Hall, Nina. “Sticking to the State: Transnational Advocacy Networks in the Digital Era”, Chapter in C. Bjola and M. Kornprobst, Digital International Relations, Cambridge University Press, (forthcoming).

Hall, Nina and Alexandra Budabin. “Shrinking Digital Spaces: The Hijacking of #Refugees Welcome Campaigns on Twitter”, Chapter in Donatella della Porta and Elias Steinhilper (eds.) Contentious Migrant Solidarity, Shrinking Spaces and Civil Society Contestation, Routledge, 2022.

Hall, Nina and James Dennis (eds.). “Innovation and Adaptation in Advocacy Organizations throughout the Digital Eras”, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 17:2, 79-86, 2020.

Hall, Nina. “Review of Paolo Gerbaudo, The Digital Party” in International Sociology, 34 (5), September 2019.

Hall, Nina, et al. “The Future of Transnational NGO Advocacy”, Stanford Social Innovation Review, May 2019.

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