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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)
 
 
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)
 
 
Friendship as a Way of Life
Friendship as a Way of Life (April 2012)
Foucault, AIDS, and the Politics of Shared Estrangement
Tom Roach - Author

Develops Foucault’s late work on friendship into a novel critique of contemporary GLBT political strategy.

Borrowing its title from a 1981 interview of Michel Foucault, Friendship as a Way of Life develops the philosopher’s late work on friendship into a novel critique of contemporary GLBT political strategy. Tom Roach brings to life Foucault’s scant but suggestive writings on friendship ...(Read More)
 
 
Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle
Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle (March 2012)
Radicalism's Primitive and Industrial Rhetoric
Ursula McTaggart - Author

Examines the metaphors of the “primitive” and the “industrial” in the rhetoric and imagery of anticapitalist American radical and revolutionary movements.

Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle traces the history of industrial and primitive metaphors in radical American political activism from the 1960s to the present. Focusing on the Black Panther Party; the League of Revolutionary ...(Read More)
 
 
¡VIVA!
¡VIVA! (November 2011)
Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas
Deborah Barndt - Editor

Compelling case studies of groups in Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico, the United States, and Canada using the arts for education, community development, and social movement building.

This compelling collection of inspiring case studies from community arts projects in five countries will inform and inspire students, artists, and activists. ¡VIVA! is the product of a five-year transnational research projec...(Read More)
 
 
The Failure of Civil Society?
The Failure of Civil Society? (March 2009)
The Third Sector and the State in Contemporary Japan
Akihiro Ogawa - Author

2010 Japan NPO Research Association Book Award

A look at the voluntary sector in Japan, which has emerged strongly only in recent years.

The global discourse on civil society is both complicated and enriched in this participant study of Japan’s volunteers, known as the third sector. In the wake of the Japanese government’s failed response to the 1995 earthquake, ...(Read More)
 
 
Converging Alternatives
Converging Alternatives (January 2006)
The Bund and the Zionist Labor Movement, 1897-1985
Yosef Gorny - Author

The first comparative study of two major Jewish labor movements.

Converging Alternatives provides the first comparative study of the national ideology of two rival Jewish socialist movements: the Bund party and the Zionist Labor movement in Eretz-Israel (Palestine). Yosef Gorny traces the concept of the Jewish nation from the foundation of the Bund and the first Zionist Congress in 1897 until the remains of the Bu...(Read More)
 
 
Social Movements and Free-Market Capitalism in Latin America
Social Movements and Free-Market Capitalism in Latin America (October 2005)
Telecommunications Privatization and the Rise of Consumer Protest
Sybil Rhodes - Author

Explores how privatization of state-owned telephone companies led to new consumer movements in Latin America.

This innovative book examines how the privatization and reregulation of the telecommunications sectors in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil in the 1980s and 1990s provoked the rise of new consumer protest movements in Latin America. Sybil Rhodes looks at how hasty privatization of state-owned telephone companies led t...(Read More)
 
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