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Black Women in Politics
Black Women in Politics (September 2018)
Demanding Citizenship, Challenging Power, and Seeking Justice
Julia S. Jordan-Zachery - Editor
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd - Editor

 
 
A Turbulent South Africa
A Turbulent South Africa (March 2018)
Post-apartheid Social Protest
Jérôme Tournadre - Author
Andrew Brown - Translator

Highlights the continuing social unrest and public protest occurring in South Africa’s poorest districts.

Frequently praised for its democratic transition, South Africa has experienced an almost uninterrupted cycle of social protest since the late 1990s. There have been increasing numbers of demonstrations against the often appalling living conditions of millions of South Africans, pointing to the fact that they have yet ...(Read More)
 
 
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010
Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010 (February 2018)
Robert C. Smith - Author

Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.

From his leadership of the first modern lunch counter sit-ins at age twenty to his work on African American reparations at the time of his death at age seventy-two, Ronald W. Walters (1938–2010) was at the cutting edge of African American pol...(Read More)
 
 
Confrontational Citizenship
Confrontational Citizenship (December 2017)
Reflections on Hatred, Rage, Revolution, and Revolt
William W. Sokoloff - Author

Defends confrontational modes of citizenship as a means to reinvigorate democratic participation and regime accountability.

A growing number of people are enraged about the quality and direction of public life, despise politicians, and are desperate for real political change. How can the contemporary neoliberal global political order be challenged and rebuilt in an egalitarian and humanitarian manner? What type of political a...(Read More)
 
 
The Bitter Taste of Hope
The Bitter Taste of Hope (April 2017)
Ideals, Ideologies, and Interests in the Age of Obama
Stephen Eric Bronner - Author

Essays that critically evaluate America’s domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.

President Barack Obama was elected to office on a wave of hope. With his tenure as President of the United States now concluded it is time to take stock of his record at home and abroad. The Bitter Taste of Hope is a collection of essays that critically evaluate America’s domestic...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity
Radical Imagination, Radical Humanity (February 2017)
Puerto Rican Political Activism in New York
Rose Muzio - Author

Provides firsthand accounts of militant Puerto Rican activists in 1970s New York City.

In this book Rose Muzio analyzes how structural and historical factors—including colonialism, economic marginalization, racial discrimination, and the Black and Brown Power movements of the 1960s—influenced young Puerto Ricans to reject mainstream ideas about political incorporation and join others in struggles aga...(Read More)
 
 
Undervalued Dissent
Undervalued Dissent (December 2016)
Informal Workers' Politics in India
Manjusha Nair - Author

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

Historically, the Indian state has not offered welfare and social rights to all of its citizens, yet a remarkable characteristic of its polity has been the ability of citizens to dissent in a democratic way. In Undervalued Dissent, Manjusha Nair argues that this democratic space has been vanishing slowly. Based on ext...(Read More)
 
 
Anarchism in Korea
Anarchism in Korea (October 2016)
Independence, Transnationalism, and the Question of National Development, 1919-1984
Dongyoun Hwang - Author

A regional and transnational history of anarchism in Korea.

This book provides a history of anarchism in Korea and challenges conventional views of Korean anarchism as merely part of nationalist ideology, situating the study within a wider East Asian regional context. Dongyoun Hwang demonstrates that although the anarchist movement in Korea began as part of its struggle for independence from Japan, connections w...(Read More)
 
 
Massively Parallel Globalization
Massively Parallel Globalization (June 2015)
Explorations in Self-Organization and World Politics
David C. Earnest - Author

Explores how individuals and groups adapt to the challenges of globalization.

In this era of globalization, people organize into fluid, adaptive networks to solve complex problems and provide resources that nation-states cannot. Examples include the Grameen Bank, mHealth, and the Ushahidi open source software project. Why do these networks succeed where nation-states fail? Only recently have social scientists deve...(Read More)
 
 
Crusade for Democracy, Revised Edition
Crusade for Democracy, Revised Edition (May 2015)
Progressive Education at the Crossroads
Daniel Tanner - Author

Tells the fascinating story of the Progressive Education movement of the 1930s and 1940s.

Attacks on public schools and efforts to impose nationalizing “reforms” are no less threatening today than they were during the era of progressive education under the conditions that gave rise to the John Dewey Society. Crusade for Democracy, Revised Edition tells the fascinating story of the Progressive Edu...(Read More)
 
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