Hegemony How To

Author: Jonathan Smucker
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781849352550
Release Date: 2017-01-02
Genre: Political Science

A guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about power. While many activists gravitate toward mere self-expression and identity-affirming rituals at the expense of serious political intervention, Smucker provides an apologia for leadership, organization, and collective power, a moral argument for its cultivation, and a discussion of dilemmas that movements must navigate in order to succeed.

Hegemony How To

Author: Jonathan Smucker
Publisher:
ISBN: 1849352542
Release Date: 2017-01-24
Genre:

It's time to come in from the margins. This book is your roadmap to relevance.

Rules for Revolutionaries

Author: Becky Bond
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603587280
Release Date: 2016-11-09
Genre: Political Science

Lessons from the groundbreaking grassroots campaign that helped launch a new political revolution Rules for Revolutionaries is a bold challenge to the political establishment and the “rules” that govern campaign strategy. It tells the story of a breakthrough experiment conducted on the fringes of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign: A technology-driven team empowered volunteers to build and manage the infrastructure to make seventy-five million calls, launch eight million text messages, and hold more than one-hundred thousand public meetings—in an effort to put Bernie Sanders’s insurgent campaign over the top. Bond and Exley, digital iconoclasts who have been reshaping the way politics is practiced in America for two decades, have identified twenty-two rules of “Big Organizing” that can be used to drive social change movements of any kind. And they tell the inside story of one of the most amazing grassroots political campaigns ever run. Fast-paced, provocative, and profound, Rules for Revolutionaries stands as a liberating challenge to the low expectations and small thinking that dominates too many advocacy, non-profit, and campaigning organizations—and points the way forward to a future where political revolution is truly possible.

Re Imagining Change

Author: Doyle Canning
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629633954
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: Social Science

Providing resources, theory, hands-on tools, and illuminating case studies for the next generation of innovative change-makers, this unique book explores how culture, media, memes, and narrative intertwine with social change strategies. Re:Imagining Change is an inspirational inside look at the trailblazing methodology developed by the Center for Story-based Strategy. This new, expanded second edition includes even more examples from the front lines of social movements and links the reader with an online tool kit to help change the stories they care about most.

Against Doom

Author: Jeremy Brecher
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629633961
Release Date: 2017-02-26
Genre: Political Science

Late in 2015, nearly two hundred countries signed the Paris Agreement acknowledging their individual and collective duty to protect the earth's climate—and willfully refused to perform that duty. In response to this institutional failure and to growing climate destruction, we are witnessing the birth of a global nonviolent constitutional insurgency. Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual tells how to put strategy into action—and how it can succeed. It is a handbook for halting global warming and restoring our climate—a how-to for climate insurgents.

Anarchism and Its Aspirations

Author: Cindy Milstein
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781849350013
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Political Science

An accessible and thorough overview of anarchist figures and tendencies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Stories Identities and Political Change

Author: Charles Tilly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781461642602
Release Date: 2002-10-28
Genre: Political Science

An award-winning sociologist, Charles Tilly has been equally influential in explaining politics, history, and how societies change. Tilly's newest book tackles fundamental questions about the nature of personal, political, and national identities and their linkage to big events—revolutions, social movements, democratization, and other processes of political and social change. Tilly focuses in this book on the role of stories, as means of creating personal identity, but also as explanations, true or false, of political tensions and realities. He uses well-known examples from around the world—the Zapatista rebellion, Hindu-Muslim conflicts, and other examples in which nationalism and other forms of group identity are politically pivotal. Tilly writes with the immediacy of a journalist, but the profound insight of a great theorist.

No Shortcuts

Author: Jane F. McAlevey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190624712
Release Date: 2016
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE

"An examination of strategies for effective organizing"--

Raising Expectations and Raising Hell

Author: Jane McAlevey
Publisher: Verso Trade
ISBN: 9781781683156
Release Date: 2014-04-30
Genre: Political Science

The famed labor and environmental justice activist presents a cautionary assessment of the American union movement that notes the current low membership of unionized private-sector workers while sharing the stories of her victories, revealing current conflicts in organized labor and making recommendations for how labor can be revived.

Lessons for Our Struggle

Author: Frances Fox Piven
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 9781608462292
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: History

"Piven has embodied the best of American democracy."—The Nation Frances Fox Piven reminds us why we must understand the labor, civil-rights, and anti-imperialist struggles of the Depression era if we are going to advance the struggles of the present. Frances Fox Piven is the author of many important books.

Lines Drawn Upon the Water

Author: Karl S. Hele
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 9781554580040
Release Date: 2008-09-30
Genre: History

Proceedings of a conference held at University of Western Ontario, London, Ont., Feb. 11-12, 2005.

Agonistics

Author: Chantal Mouffe
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781781681145
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Philosophy

Political conflict in our society is inevitable, and the results are often far from negative. How then should we deal with the intractable differences arising from complex modern culture? In Agonistics, Mouffe develops her philosophy, taking particular interest in international relations, strategies for radical politics and the politics of artistic practices. In a series of coruscating essays, she engages with cosmopolitanism, post-operaism, and theories of multiple modernities to argue in favor of a multipolar world with a real cultural and political pluralism.

Out Now

Author: Fred Halstead
Publisher: Anchor Foundation
ISBN: 093709112X
Release Date: 1991
Genre: United States

The story of the Vietnam War movement in the United States: how it refuted Washington's rationales for the war and mobilized opposition to it; the political fight for a course that could organize in action the maximum number of working people, Gls, and youth and help lead the growing international opposition; and how the antiwar movement, gaining momentum from the fight for Black civil rights, helped force the U.S. government to bring the troops home, thus spurring struggles for social justice and changing the political face of the United States.

Rebuilding Native Nations

Author: Miriam Jorgensen
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816524238
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

A revolution is underway among the Indigenous nations of North America. It is a quiet revolution, largely unnoticed in society at large. But it is profoundly important. From High Plains states and Prairie Provinces to southwestern deserts, from Mississippi and Oklahoma to the northwest coast of the continent, Native peoples are reclaiming their right to govern themselves and to shape their future in their own ways. Challenging more than a century of colonial controls, they are addressing severe social problems, building sustainable economies, and reinvigorating Indigenous cultures. In effect, they are rebuilding their nations according to their own diverse and often innovative designs. Produced by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy at the University of Arizona and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, this book traces the contours of that revolution as Native nations turn the dream of self-determination into a practical reality. Part report, part analysis, part how-to manual for Native leaders, it discusses strategies for governance and community and economic development being employed by American Indian nations and First Nations in Canada as they move to assert greater control over their own affairs. Rebuilding Native Nations provides guidelines for creating new governance structures, rewriting constitutions, building justice systems, launching nation-owned enterprises, encouraging citizen entrepreneurs, developing new relationships with non-Native governments, and confronting the crippling legacies of colonialism. For nations that wish to join that revolution or for those who simply want to understand the transformation now underway across Indigenous North America, this book is a critical resource. CONTENTS Foreword by Oren Lyons Editor's Introduction Part 1 Starting Points 1. Two Approaches to the Development of Native Nations: One Works, the Other Doesn't Stephen Cornell and Joseph P. Kalt 2. Development, Governance, Culture: What Are They and What Do They Have to Do with Rebuilding Native Nations? Manley A. Begay, Jr., Stephen Cornell, Miriam Jorgensen, and Joseph P. Kalt Part 2 Rebuilding the Foundations 3. Remaking the Tools of Governance: Colonial Legacies, Indigenous Solutions Stephen Cornell 4. The Role of Constitutions in Native Nation Building: Laying a Firm Foundation Joseph P. Kalt 5 . Native Nation Courts: Key Players in Nation Rebuilding Joseph Thomas Flies-Away, Carrie Garrow, and Miriam Jorgensen 6. Getting Things Done for the Nation: The Challenge of Tribal Administration Stephen Cornell and Miriam Jorgensen Part 3 Reconceiving Key Functions 7. Managing the Boundary between Business and Politics: Strategies for Improving the Chances for Success in Tribally Owned Enterprises Kenneth Grant and Jonathan Taylor 8. Citizen Entrepreneurship: An Underutilized Development Resource Stephen Cornell, Miriam Jorgensen, Ian Wilson Record, and Joan Timeche 9. Governmental Services and Programs: Meeting Citizens' Needs Alyce S. Adams, Andrew J. Lee, and Michael Lipsky 10. Intergovernmental Relationships: Expressions of Tribal Sovereignty Sarah L. Hicks Part 4 Making It Happen 11. Rebuilding Native Nations: What Do Leaders Do? Manley A. Begay, Jr., Stephen Cornell, Miriam Jorgensen, and Nathan Pryor 12. Seizing the Future: Why Some Native Nations Do and Others Don't Stephen Cornell, Miriam Jorgensen, Joseph P. Kalt, and Katherine Spilde Contreras Afterword by Satsan (Herb George) References About the Contributors Index

Playbook for Progressives

Author: Eric Mann
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807047361
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Political Science

An organizing manifesto for the twenty-first century, Playbook for Progressives is a must-have for the activist’s tool kit. This comprehensive guide articulates pragmatically what is required in the often mystifying and rarely explained on-the-ground practice of organizing. Here, Eric Mann distills lessons he learned from over forty years as an organizer, as well as from other organizers within the civil rights, labor, LGBT, economic justice, and environmental movements. From the Trade Paperback edition.