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New and Published Books

  1. Transnational Activism and National Movements in Latin America

    Bridging the Divide

    Edited by Eduardo Silva

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    During the 1990s, as widespread perception spread of declining state sovereignty, activists and social movement organizations began to form transnational networks and coalitions to pressure both intergovernmental organizations and national governments on a variety of issues. Research has focused on...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Representation and Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies

    Congress, Judiciary and Civil Society

    Edited by Moira B. MacKinnon, Ludovico Feoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do they carry out their institutional and social roles? Both questions refer to the key dimensions of democracy analyzed in this book:...

    Published June 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil

    By Hernán F. Gómez Bruera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    While scholars, activists and pundits from around the world have heralded the Lula years as a breakthrough for poverty reduction and the forthcoming emergence of Brazil as a dynamic economic superpower, many of their counterparts in the country as well as a number of Brazilianists elsewhere, have...

    Published June 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Activism on the Web

    Everyday Struggles against Digital Capitalism

    By Veronica Barassi

    Series: Routledge New Developments in Communication and Society Research

    Activism on the Web examines the everyday tensions that political activists face as they come to terms with the increasingly commercialized nature of web technologies and sheds light on an important, yet under-investigated, dimension of the relationship between contemporary forms of social protest...

    Published June 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Gender and Radical Politics in India

    Magic Moments of Naxalbari (1967-1975)

    By Mallarika Sinha Roy

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    The Naxalbari movement marks a significant moment in the postcolonial history of India. Beginning as an armed peasant uprising in 1967 under the leadership of radical communists, the movement was inspired by the Marxist-Leninist theory of revolution and involved a significant section of the...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Labour Movement in the Global South

    Trade Unions in Sri Lanka

    By S. Janaka Biyanwila

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Based on extensive original research, this book examines the challenges confronting trade unions in the global South, by focusing on trade union struggles in Sri Lanka under neo-liberal globalisation. It centres on movement politics of unions; explains union capacities to mobilise workers as a part...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Understanding Social Movements

    By Greg Martin

    This book offers a new and fresh approach to understanding social movements. It provides interdisciplinary perspectives on social and cultural protest and contentious politics. It considers major theories and concepts, which are presented in an accessible and engaging format. Historical and...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The International after 150 Years

    Labor vs Capital, Then and Now

    Edited by George Comninel, Marcello Musto, Victor Wallis

    The International Workingmen’s Association was the prototype of all organizations of the Labor movement and the 150th anniversary of its birth (1864-2014) offers an important opportunity to rediscover its history and learn from its legacy. The International helped workers to grasp that the...

    Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Contestations Over Gender in Asia

    Edited by Lyn Parker, Laura Dales, Chie Ikeya

    This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world in a consideration of how gender is contested in various parts of Asia – in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. Part I of this collection explores notions of agency in relation to women’s domestic and...

    Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

    Edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Series: Critical Agrarian Studies

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ‘Green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge