Social Movements The Poor And The New Politics Of The Americas

Author: Håvard Haarstad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134922558
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Håvard Haarstad is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Geography, University of Bergen. He has worked extensively on the political economy of natural resource extraction, and the role of social movements, civil society and labor unions in politicizing extraction. Mark Amen is graduate program director in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida/Tampa and Deputy Editor of Globalizations. His current research is on urban indebtedness and the global economy. Asuncion Lera St Clair, philosopher and sociologist is Research Director at the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo-CICERO and Associated Senior Researcher with Chr. Michelsens Institute (CMI). Her research focus is on the interface between climate change, poverty and development, with particular emphasis on justice, ethics, and knowledge productions processes.

The New Politics Of Inequality In Latin America

Author: Douglas A. Chalmers
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191525138
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Against a broader backdrop of globalization and worldwide moves toward political democracy, The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America examines the unfolding relationships among social change, equity, and the democratic representation of the poor in Latin America. Recent Latin American governments have turned away from redistributive policies; at the same time, popular political and social organizations have been generally weakened, inequality has increased, and the gap between rich and poor has grown. Hanging in the balance is the consolidation and the quality of new or would-be democracies; this volume suggests that governments must find not just short-term programmes to alleviate poverty, but long-term means to ensure the effective integration of the poor into political life. The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America bridges the intellectual chasm between, on the one hand, studies of grassroots politics, and on the other, explorations of elite politics and formal institution-building. It will be of interest to students and scholars of contemporary Latin American politics and society and, more generally, in the vicissitudes of democracy and citizenship in the late twentieth-century global system.

The Poor S Struggle For Political Incorporation

Author: Federico M. Rossi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107110114
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A study of the poor's movements in response to the ever-widening gap between the poor and the state in Latin American politics.

Dancing With Dynamite

Author: Benjamin Dangl
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 1849350469
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Grassroots social movements played a major role electing left-leaning governments throughout Latin America. Subsequent relations between these states and "the streets" remain troubled. Contextualizing recent developments historically, Dangl untangles the contradictions of state-focused social change, providing lessons for activists everywhere.

Latin American Social Movements In The Twenty First Century

Author: Richard Stahler-Sholk
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742556478
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This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Specialists in a broad range of disciplines present original research from a variety of case studies in a student-friendly format. Part introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting social movement origins, strategies, and outcomes. Thematic sections address historical context, political economy, community-building and consciousness, ethnicity and race, gender, movement strategies, and transnational organizing, making this book useful to anyone studying the wide range of social movements in Latin America.

Social Movements In Politics

Author: C. Zirakzadeh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 140398333X
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In this book, Zirakzadeh examines different types of social movements, from the Greens in Germany to the Shining Path in Peru. The book concludes with a juxtaposition of the three major theoretical approaches and historical findings and proposes a fourth theoretical approach emphasizing factional conflict and reconciliation.

Social Movements In India

Author: Raka Ray
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742538436
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Social movements have played a vital role in Indian politics since well before the inception of India as a new nation in 1947. During the Nehruvian era, poverty alleviation was a foundational standard against which policy proposals and political claims were measured; at this time, movement activism was directly accountable to this state discourse. In the first volume to focus on poverty and class in its analysis of social movements, a group of leading India scholars shows how social movements have had to change because poverty reduction no longer serves its earlier role as a political template. With distinctive chapters on gender, lower castes, environment, the Hindu Right, Kerala, labor, farmers, and biotechnology, Social Movements in India will be attractive to students and researchers in many different disciplines.

A Movement Without Marches

Author: Lisa Levenstein
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807832723
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In this bold interpretation of U.S. history, Lisa Levenstein reframes highly charged debates over the origins of chronic African American poverty and the social policies and political struggles that led to the postwar urban crisis. A Movement Withou

The Battle For Welfare Rights

Author: Felicia Ann Kornbluh
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812240054
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"This is the most sophisticated study of welfare rights organizing to date. It engages with grassroots and high politics, social history and social thought. . . . While other books focus on ideas, structures, movement history, or poor women, Kornbluh does it all with insight and verve."--Eileen Boris, University of California, Santa Barbara