Democracy Works: Joining Theory and Action to Foster Global Change
Routledge, 03 դեկ, 2015 թ. - 272 էջ
Throughout the world, from the United States to Tanzania, Chechnya, and Sri Lanka, people increasingly work together and take actions to improve their lives, end inequality, and change global society. Action groups and movements see dialogue and learning as important ways to extend democracy and, with their inclusiveness, remake society. By putting strategy with theory, local groups and movements are able to begin making changes in civil society and institutions that allow people to begin living in new ways. Written for activists, people, and students interested in change, this book takes readers on a journey of discovery as it shows how various groups have brought theory and action together to make urban, rural, and transnational change. The case studies and explanatory articles reveal how feminist, antiracist, ecological, and peace movements reinforce each other to initiate and achieve well-placed and enduring change.
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Part II Changing the Intersecting Global Institutions of Firm Market State Household Race Class GenderSexualityAge and Global SouthNorth
Part III Rebuilding Civil Society Reclaiming the Civil Commons
Part IV Changing Intersecting Institutions Reinventing Society
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