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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

Honorable Mention - 2018 Global Division Book Award, presented by the Global Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems

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 abilit...(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 with anarchists a...(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)
 
 
The Rise of Global Health
The Rise of Global Health (March 2015)
The Evolution of Effective Collective Action
Joshua K. Leon - Author

Chronicles the expanding global effort to confront public health challenges.

Since the year 2000, unprecedented resources have been committed to the complex challenge of developing global public health solutions by national governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society groups. This vast global movement is one of the most remarkable political phenomena of twenty-first-century international relations&mdas...(Read More)
 
 
Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement
Happiness, Democracy, and the Cooperative Movement (June 2014)
The Radical Utilitarianism of William Thompson
Mark J. Kaswan - Author

Examines the political significance of ideas about happiness through the work of utilitarian philosophers William Thompson and Jeremy Bentham.

Happiness is political. The way we think about happiness affects what we do, how we relate to other people and the world around us, our moral principles, and even our ideas about how society should be organized. Utilitarianism, a political theory based on hedonistic and in...(Read More)
 
 
Outsmarting Apartheid
Outsmarting Apartheid (May 2014)
An Oral History of South Africa's Cultural and Educational Exchange with the United States, 1960–1999
Daniel Whitman - Edited and with an introduction by
Kari Jaksa - With assistance from

Inspiring oral history of the impact of cultural and educational exchange between South Africa and the United States during apartheid.

For almost forty years, under the watchful eye of the apartheid regime, some three thousand South Africans participated in cultural and educational exchange with the United States. Exposure to American democracy brought hope during a time when social and political change seemed un...(Read More)
 
 
Doing Democracy
Doing Democracy (December 2013)
Activist Art and Cultural Politics
Nancy S. Love - Editor
Mark Mattern - Editor

Demonstrates how activists and others use art and popular culture to strive for a more democratic future.

Doing Democracy examines the potential of the arts and popular culture to extend and deepen the experience of democracy. Its contributors address the use of photography, cartooning, memorials, monuments, poetry, literature, music, theater, festivals, and parades to open political spaces, awaken critical ...(Read More)
 
 
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey (July 2013)
Grassroots Women Activists, the European Union, and the Turkish State
Gül Aldikaçti Marshall - Author

Timely analysis of the ways in which women grassroots activists, the European Union, and the Turkish state are involved in shaping gender policies in Turkey.

Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey uncovers how, why, and to what extent Turkish women, in addition to the Turkish state and the European Union, have been involved in gender policy changes in Turkey. Through analysis of the role of multiple actors at...(Read More)
 
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