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Protest and Democracy

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ISBN: 9781773850467 Year: Pages: 336 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Political Science --- Economics --- Sociology
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In 2011, political protests sprang up across the world. In the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, the United States unlikely people sparked or led massive protest campaigns from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. These protests were made up of educated and precariously employed young people who challenged the legitimacy of their political leaders, exposed a failure of representation, and expressed their dissatisfaction with their place in the aftermath of financial and economic crisis.This book interrogates what impacts—if any—this global protest cycle had on politics and policy and shows the sometimes unintended ways it continues to influence contemporary political dynamics throughout the world. Proposing a new framework of analysis that calls attention to the content and claims of protests, their global connections, and the responsiveness of political institutions to protest demands, this is one of the few books that not only asks how protest movements are formed but also provides an in-depth examination of what protest movements can accomplish.With contributions examining the political consequences of protest, the roles of social media and the internet in protest organization, left- and right-wing movements in the United States, Chile’s student movements, the Arab Uprisings, and much more this collection is essential reading for all those interested in the power of protest to shape our world.

The Aesthetics of Global Protest

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Book Series: Protest and Social Movements ISBN: 9789048544509 9789463724913 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.5117/9789463724913 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Science (General) --- Information theory
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Protestors across the world use aesthetics in order to communicate their ideas and ensure their voices are heard. This book looks at protest aesthetics, which we consider to be the visual and performative elements of protest, such as images, symbols, graffiti, art, as well as the choreography of protest actions in public spaces. Through the use of social media, protestors have been able to create an alternative space for people to engage with politics that is more inclusive and participatory than traditional politics. This volume focuses on the role of visual culture in a highly mediated environment and draws on case studies from Europe, Thailand, South Africa, USA, Argentina, and the Middle East in order to demonstrate how protestors use aesthetics to communicate their demands and ideas. It examines how digital media is harnessed by protestors and argues that all protest aesthetics are performative and communicative.

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Aesthetics --- global protest

Rule and Resistance Beyond the Nation State: Contestation, Escalation, Exit

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Book Series: Resistance Studies: Critical Engagements with Power and Social Change ISBN: 9781786612656 Year: Pages: 310 Language: English
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield International Grant: Cluster of Excellence ‘The Formation of Normative Orders’ and Max-Horkheimer Straße
Subject: History --- Migration
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Rule and resistance can no longer be understood in national contexts only. They both have transnationalised over the last decades. The scholarly discourse, however, still lags behind these developments. While International Relations only sees institutional “governance”, social movement studies only see instances of resistance. Both, however, lack the necessary vocabulary to describe the dynamic interplay between systems of rule and resistance. While we are governed by transnational structures of rule, a systematic analysis of how this operates and how it can be resisted remains to be developed.This book develops an understanding of these power relations through rich empirical case studies of different forms of rule-resistance relationships. Some resistant groups demand reforms of particular policies and institutions. Others attack institutions head-on. Yet other actors attempt to escape the rules they reject. Which forms of resistance can we expect under different kinds of rule? How can we understand transnational rule in the first place? The book gives new inspiring answers to these difficult questions.

Submerged on the Surface

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ISBN: 9781785334559 9781785334740 9781785334740 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101573
Subject: Law
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"Between 1941 and 1945, some 6,500 Berlin Jews, in fear for their lives, made the choice to flee their impending deportations and live submerged in the shadows of the capital of Nazi Germany. The experience was brutally difficult, and most did not survive. Yet the experiences of 1,700 who did demonstrate a remarkable and hitherto unconsidered level of agency among the survivors. This book sheds light on the daily life of those who hid and on the city that was both the source of their persecution and the site of their survival. "

State Formation and Radical Democracy in India

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations ISBN: 9780203967744 9780415407694 9780415651943 9781134133321 9781134133314 9781134133277 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203967744 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology --- History --- Migration --- Science (General)
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State Formation and Radical Democracy in India analyzes one of the most important cases of developmental change in the twentieth century, namely, Kerala in southern India and begs the question of whether insurgency among the marginalized poor can use formal representative democracy to create better life chances. Going back to pre-independence, colonial India, Manali Desai takes a long historical view of Kerala and compares it with the state of West Bengal, which like Kerala has been ruled by leftists but has not had the same degree of success in raising equal access to welfare, literacy, and basic subsistence. This comparison brings the role of left party formation and its mode of insertion in civil society to the fore, raising the question of what kinds of parties can effect the most substantive anti-poverty reforms within a vibrant democracy. This book offers a new, historically based explanation for Kerala’s post-independence political and economic direction.

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lower --- caste --- princely --- travancore --- congress --- party --- narayana --- guru --- upper --- protest

Civil Society and International Governance

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Book Series: Routledge/GARNET series ISBN: 9780415590631 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.4324/9780203840054 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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Structures and processes occurring within and between states are no longer the only – or even the most important - determinants of those political, economic and social developments and dynamics that shape the modern world. Many issues, including the environment, health, crime, drugs, migration and terrorism, can no longer be contained within national boundaries. As a result, it is not always possible to identify the loci for authority and legitimacy, and the role of governments has been called into question. Civil Society anf International Governance critically analyses the increasing impact of nongovernmental organisations and civil society on global and regional governance. Written from the standpoint of advocates of civil society and addressing the role of civil society in relation to the UN, the IMF, the G8 and the WTO, this volume assess the role of various non-state actors from three perspectives: theoretical aspects, civil society interaction with the European Union and civil society and regional governance outside Europe, specifically Africa, East Asia and the Middle East. It demonstrates that civil society’s role has been more complex than one defined in terms, essentially, of resistance and includes actual participation in governance as well as multi-facetted contributions to legitimising and democratising global and regional governance. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, international relations, civil society, sociology, European politics and global governance. 1. Introduction David Armstrong and Julie Gilson Part 1: Theory 2. Civil Society and the Democratisation of Global Public Space Debora Spini 3. Collective and Social Identity: A Theoretical Analysis of the Role of Civil Society in the Construction of Supra-National Societies Valeria Bello 4. Organized Civil Society and Political Representation in the EU Arena Carlo Ruzza Part 2: The European Union 5. Europeanization of Non-State Actors: Towards a Framework for Analysis Karolina Boro?ska-Hryniewiecka 6. Between Localisation and Europeanisation: Non-Governmental Organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina Erica Panighello 7. European Integration, Cross-Border Cooperation and Third-Sector Mobilizations in the Basque Country Xabier Itçaina Part 3: Civil Society Outside Europe 8. Governance and Non-Governmental Organisations in East Asia: Building Region-Wide Coalitions Julie Gilson 9. Civil Society and Regional Governance in Eastern and Southern Africa Andréas Godsäter and Frederik Söderbaum 10. The Role of Civil Society in Regional Governance in the Middle East Michael Shulz 11. Transnational Labour Mobilization in the Americas Marcelo Saguier

Occupy in Deutschland

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Book Series: Studien des Göttinger Instituts für Demokratieforschung zur Geschichte politischer und gesellschaftlicher Kontroversen ISBN: 9783837629460 9783839429464 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839429464 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103327
Subject: Political Science
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Plötzlich war sie mit ihren Zelten da: Die Occupy-Bewegung formierte sich 2011 scheinbar über Nacht, besetzte weltweit öffentliche Plätze und protestierte gegen Bankenmacht. Auch in Deutschland entstanden Occupy-Gruppen, die teils mehrmonatige Camps in den Stadtzentren errichteten. Von hier aus sollte sich ihr Protest entfalten - offen, basisdemokratisch, vielstimmig. Was bewegte die Aktivisten und wie blickten sie auf Politik, Staat und Gesellschaft? Wie organisierten sie sich? Und was könnte von Occupy bleiben? Anhand von Beobachtungen, Interviews und Diskussionsrunden mit Occupyern eröffnet Lars Geiges einen materialreichen Blick auf das junge und kaum erforschte Protestphänomen.

Protest und Selbstbeschreibung

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Book Series: Sozialtheorie ISBN: 9783837636918 9783839436912 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839436912 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103383
Subject: Political Science
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Wie entstehen und reproduzieren sich soziale Bewegungen? Was ist das Verhältnis sozialer Bewegungen zu anderen Typen sozialer Systeme wie z.B. Organisationen, dem Wirtschaftssystem oder der Gesellschaft? Luca Tratschin präsentiert eine kommunikationstheoretische Antwort auf diese Fragen und zeigt, wie soziale Bewegungen durch die kontingente Entdeckung von Gemeinsamkeiten vieler raum-zeitlich verankerter Protestkommunikationen entstehen können.

Die Prekarisierungsgesellschaft. Prekäre Proteste. Politik und Ökonomie im Zeichen der Prekarisierung

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Book Series: Gesellschaft der Unterschiede ISBN: 9783837621921 9783839421925 9783732821921 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_579941 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - OAPEN-CH - 163615
Subject: Sociology
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Society appears to us today in the flickering light of instability. It has not just been since the financial crisis that matters related to working and living conditions have proved themselves to be precarious. The author introduces the most important economic and sociological theories of precarization, and demonstrates that precarity has seized society in its entirety. We live in the society of precarity. But what can be drawn from this? Marchart describes contemporary social protests and their demands. He investigates their democratic and political implications and works towards a social theory of the conflict and of its contingencies.

Die neuen Bürgerproteste in Deutschland

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Book Series: Studien des Göttinger Instituts für Demokratieforschung zur Geschichte politischer und gesellschaftlicher Kontroversen ISBN: 9783837633412 9783839433416 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839433416 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103346
Subject: Political Science
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Der "Wutbürger", 2010 zum Wort des Jahres gekürt, hat die Krise demokratischer Repräsentation in Deutschland auf einen Begriff gebracht: Immer mehr Bürger äußern Misstrauen gegenüber der etablierten Politik. Bei einer Betrachtung dieser Krise und ihrer Ursachen sind die Vorstellungen der Bürger von einer guten und gerechten Organisation von Politik, Wirtschaft und Staat zentral. Die Studie beschäftigt sich mit den Protagonisten der neuen Bürgerproteste - jenen Akteuren also, die ihren Glauben an die Funktionsfähigkeit unserer Demokratie eingebüßt haben: Wer sind sie, was fordern sie und welche Demokratie schwebt ihnen vor?

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