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Political activism books

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Collectives In The Spanish Revolution by Gaston Leval, Vernon Richards Collectives In The Spanish Revolution
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018

Yugoslavia Peace, War, and Dissolution by Noam Chomsky, Andrej Grubacic Yugoslavia Peace, War, and Dissolution
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Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2018

Civil Society in Syria and Iran Activism in Authoritarian Contexts by Paul Aarts Civil Society in Syria and Iran Activism in Authoritarian Contexts

What are the dynamics of civic activism in authoritarian regimes? How do new social actors-many of them informal, below the radar groups-interact with these regimes? What mechanisms do the power elite employ to deal with societal dissidence? The authors of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2018

To See with Two Eyes Peasant Activism and Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexico by Shannan L. Mattiace To See with Two Eyes Peasant Activism and Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexico

Since the 1994 Zapatista uprising, indigenous peasants increasingly have cast their demands within a framework of legal and cultural autonomy. In this book, based on fieldwork in eastern Chiapas with the Tojolabal-Maya people, Shannan Mattiace shows that on the ground,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2018

Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia A Preliminary Structured Focused Comparison by Anant Arpita Non-State Armed Groups in South Asia A Preliminary Structured Focused Comparison

This book is a comprehensive survey of a large number of non-state armed groups in South Asia.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/04/2018

Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India Making of the Maithili Movement by Mithilesh Kumar (Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati) Jha Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India Making of the Maithili Movement

Moving beyond the existing scholarship on language politics in north India which mainly focuses on Hindi-Urdu debates, Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India examines the formation of Maithili movement in the context of expansion of Hindi as the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/04/2018

Black Power/White Control The Struggle of the Woodlawn Organization in Chicago by John Hall Fish Black Power/White Control The Struggle of the Woodlawn Organization in Chicago

The vital issue facing urban America during the 1960's--the downward spiral of poverty, deterioration, and exploitation in poor neighborhoods--was attacked by The Woodlawn Organization (TWO) in Chicago. John Hall Fish, an active participant in TWO, tells the story of one...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2018

Collective Action in Organizations Interaction and Engagement in an Era of Technological Change by Bruce (University of California, Santa Barbara) Bimber, Andrew (University of California, Santa Barbara) Flanagin, Cynth Stohl Collective Action in Organizations Interaction and Engagement in an Era of Technological Change
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Explores how people participate in public life through organizations. The authors examine three organizations and show surprising similarities across them.
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/04/2018

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Subhas Chandra Bose A Biography by Marshall J. Getz Subhas Chandra Bose A Biography

Subhas Chandra Bose, the self-proclaimed Netaji, or revered leader , sought to bring down the British Raj by making alliances with Rome, Berlin and Tokyo during World War II and by helping India thrive as a free socialist nation. This...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2018

Political Participation in the Middle East by Ellen Lust-Okar Political Participation in the Middle East

Political participation in authoritarian regimes is usually considered insignificant, or important only insofar as it promotes democracy. Turning this common wisdom on its head, this title demonstrates the vitality, variety, and significance of political activism across the MENA (Middle East...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2018

The Quest for an Ideal Youth in Putin`s Russia I - Back to Our Future! History, Modernity, and Patriotism according to Nashi, 2005-2013 by Ivo Mijnssen, Jeronim Perovic The Quest for an Ideal Youth in Putin`s Russia I - Back to Our Future! History, Modernity, and Patriotism according to Nashi, 2005-2013
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This book analyzes the dubious role of the Democratic Antifascist Youth Movement Nashi in contemporary Russia. Part of the Putinist project of political stabilization, Nashi mobilizes young Russians through its emotional appeal, skillful use of symbolic politics, and promise of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2018

The Quest for an Ideal Youth in Putin`s Russia I - The Search for Distinctive Conformism in the Political Communication of Nashi, 2005-2009 by Jussi Lassila, Kirill Postoutenko The Quest for an Ideal Youth in Putin`s Russia I - The Search for Distinctive Conformism in the Political Communication of Nashi, 2005-2009
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Government-organized yet scandal-stricken, Nashi inspires everything from broad support to a reluctance to accept all implications of Putin's political system. This volume shows how Nashi conceptualizes an ideal youth within the framework of an official national identity politics and as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2018

Activist Wisdom Practical knowledge and creative tension in social movements by Sarah Maddison, Sean Scalmer Activist Wisdom Practical knowledge and creative tension in social movements
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Peace marches, protest demonstrations and campaigns for or against every cause imaginable, have long been part of the Australian social and political landscape. This book blends the voices and experience of insiders involved in particular causes, and analyses successes, failures...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2018

The Black Panther Party Service to the People Programs by Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, Cornel West The Black Panther Party Service to the People Programs
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Presents Black Panther Party members' coordinated responses to the failure of city, state, and federal bureaucrats to address the basic needs of their respective communities. This book makes the case that the programs' methods are viable models for addressing the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2018

Struggles of Voice The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes by Jose Antonio Lucero Struggles of Voice The Politics of Indigenous Representation in the Andes

Considers Ecuador's united indigenous movement and compares it to the more fragmented situation in Bolivia. This book analyzes the mechanisms at work in political and social structures to explain the different outcomes in various cases.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/04/2018

May '68 by Donald Matthew Reid May '68

This issue presents new directions in the study of the civil unrest in France during May 1968 on its fiftieth anniversary. Authors from France and the United States emphasize the nature and experience of the political upheaval in May 1968,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/04/2018

Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics A Comparative Study of Israel and Turkey by Yusuf (Illinois State University, USA) Sarfati Mobilizing Religion in Middle East Politics A Comparative Study of Israel and Turkey
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Contrary to the expectations of the secularization theorists, religious political movements rose to prominence in numerous countries across the globe in the past three decades. By examining the conditions that underlie the electoral fortunes of religious actors in democratic regimes,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2018

Civic Hope How Ordinary Americans Keep Democracy Alive by Roderick P. (University of Texas, Austin) Hart Civic Hope How Ordinary Americans Keep Democracy Alive
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Civic Hope is a history of what everyday Americans say - in their own words - about the government overseeing their lives.
Format: Hardback - Released: 00/05/2018

The Diffusion of Social Movements Actors, Mechanisms, and Political Effects by Rebecca Kolins Givan The Diffusion of Social Movements Actors, Mechanisms, and Political Effects

This book explores how social movements spread, or 'diffuse', from one site to another.
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/05/2018

Civic Hope How Ordinary Americans Keep Democracy Alive by Roderick P. (University of Texas, Austin) Hart Civic Hope How Ordinary Americans Keep Democracy Alive
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Civic Hope is a history of what everyday Americans say - in their own words - about the government overseeing their lives.
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/05/2018

Times Like These Scene & Heard: Graphic Reports of Modern Life by David Ziggy Greene Times Like These Scene & Heard: Graphic Reports of Modern Life

A collection of David Ziggy Greene's Scene & Heard columns from Private Eye.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2018

Igniting the Internet Youth and Activism in Postauthoritarian South Korea by Jiyeon Kang Igniting the Internet Youth and Activism in Postauthoritarian South Korea

Igniting the Internet is one of the first books to examine in depth the development and consequences of Internet-born politics in the twenty-first century. It takes up the new wave of South Korean youth activism that originated online in 2002,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/05/2018

Citizens of Nowhere How Europe Can Be Saved from Itself by Lorenzo Marsili, Niccolo Milanese, Tania Bruguera, Yanis Varoufakis Citizens of Nowhere How Europe Can Be Saved from Itself
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How democracy in Europe can be, and is being, re-made from the ground up.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2018

Other books in this genre

Hinterland America's New Landscape of Class and Conflict by Phil A. Neel Hinterland America's New Landscape of Class and Conflict

Hinterland provides a close-up view of America's hinterland, populated by towering grain-threshing machines and hunched farmworkers as well as telling the intimate story of a life lived within the hinterland.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/03/2018

Fight Fascism! Presented by World War 3 Illustrated by Seth Tobocman Fight Fascism! Presented by World War 3 Illustrated


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018

The Global Imagination Of 1968 Revolution and Counterrevolution by George Katsiaficas, Kathleen Cleaver, Carlos, Jr. Munoz The Global Imagination Of 1968 Revolution and Counterrevolution
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Cnd At 60 Britain's Most Enduring Mass Movement by Kate Hudson Cnd At 60 Britain's Most Enduring Mass Movement


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

Hunting Justice Displacement, Law, and Activism in the Kalahari by Maria Sapignoli Hunting Justice Displacement, Law, and Activism in the Kalahari

Follows the activist campaign that contested the Botswana government's removal of indigenous peoples from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/02/2018

Joyful Militancy Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times by Carla Bergman, Nick Montgomery Joyful Militancy Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

Roots for Radicals Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice by Edward T. Chambers Roots for Radicals Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice

The successor to the legendary activist Saul Alinsky, Edward T. Chambers pioneered a set of principles and practices that have guided community organizations throughout the US and the world. Roots for Radicals remains his definitive reflection on these fundamental principles...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/01/2018

Terania Creek and the Forging of Modern Environmental Activism by Vanessa Bible Terania Creek and the Forging of Modern Environmental Activism

This book tells the story of Terania Creek - the world's first direct action blockade in defence of a forest, occurring in Australia in 1979. Contrary to claims that the Australian counterculture was a mere imitation of overseas models, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/01/2018

Reframing 1968 American Politics, Protest and Identity by Martin Halliwell Reframing 1968 American Politics, Protest and Identity

Reframing 1968 explores the historical, political and social legacy of 1968 in modern protest movements. 14 interdisciplinary essays look at how protest has changed in the US, from Students for a Democratic Society and the Civil Rights Movement in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/01/2018

Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India The Role of Activism by Nandini Deo Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India The Role of Activism

Religious nationalists and women's activists have transformed India over the past century. They debated the idea of India under colonial rule, shaped the constitutional structure of Indian democracy, and questioned the legitimacy of the postcolonial consensus, as they politicized one...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/01/2018

Civil Disobedience by William E. Scheuerman Civil Disobedience

What is civil disobedience? Although Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King helped to bring the idea to prominence, even today it remains unclear how we should best understand civil disobedience.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/01/2018

Civil Disobedience by William E. Scheuerman Civil Disobedience

What is civil disobedience? Although Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King helped to bring the idea to prominence, even today it remains unclear how we should best understand civil disobedience.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/01/2018

Microfoundations of the Arab Uprisings Mapping Interactions between Regimes and Protesters by James M. Jasper Microfoundations of the Arab Uprisings Mapping Interactions between Regimes and Protesters

This book brings together a roster of prominent contributors to present a strategic interactionist perspective on the study of contentious politics in the Middle East in response to the Arab uprisings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2018

Stand Up! How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in a World on Fire by Gordon Whitman Stand Up! How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in a World on Fire


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

The Sheffield Workers' Committee Rank and file trade unionism during the First World War by Edd Mustill The Sheffield Workers' Committee Rank and file trade unionism during the First World War


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2018

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