Extraordinary Politics: How Protest And Dissent Are Changing American Democracy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Extraordinary Politics

How Protest And Dissent Are Changing American Democracy, 1st Edition

By Charles Euchner

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When dissidents and activists toppled powerful regimes across the globe in the 1980s and 1990s?from the Soviet Union to South Africa, from Nicaragua to the Philippines?how did Americans respond to challenges in their own country? The conventional wisdom is that Americans sullenly withdrew from all manner of political action. But in fact, activists

Table of Contents

1 Beyond Ordinary Politics, 2 Life Cycles of Protest, 3 Spurs and Limits to Action, 4 Organization Matters, 5 Dimensions of Strategy, 6 Tactics of Activists, 7 Consequences of Dissent, 8 Beyond Extraordinary Politics

About the Author

Charles Euchner is assistant professor of political science at the College of the Holy Cross and the author of, among other works, Playing the Field: Why Sports Teams Move and Cities Fight to Keep Them (1993).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General