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Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics

1st Edition

Edited by Uri Gordon, Ruth Kinna

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560 pages

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Successive waves of global protest since 1999 have encouraged leading contemporary political theorists to argue that politics has fundamentally changed in the last twenty years, with a new type of politics gaining momentum over elite, representative institutions. The new politics is frequently described as radical, but what does radicalism mean for the conduct of politics?

Capturing the innovative practices of contemporary radicals, The Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics brings together leading academics and campaigners, to answer these questions and explore radicalism’s meaning to their practice. In the 35 chapters written for this collection, they collectively develop a picture of radicalism by investigating the intersections of activism and contemporary political theory. Across their experiences, the authors articulate radicalism’s critical politics and discuss how diverse movements support and sustain each other. Together they provide a wide-ranging account of the tensions, overlaps and promise of radical politics, while utilising scholarly literatures on grass-roots populism to present a novel analysis of the relationship between radicalism and populism.

The Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics serves as a key reference for students and scholars interested in the politics and ideas of contemporary activist movements.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Uri Gordon and Ruth Kinna

Radicalism: Situating Contemporary Movement Practices

Uri Gordon and Ruth Kinna

Part 1: Critiques

1. Overview

Uri Gordon and Rush Kinna

1.1 Pro-Abortion Politics

Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A.

1.2 Animal Liberation

Will Boisseau

1.3 Militant Anti-Fascism

Mal Testa

1.4 Anti-militarism

Chris Rossdale

1.5 Psychiatry Activism

Bonnie Burstow

1.6 Climate Activism

Leah Temper

1.7 Eco-Defense

David Pellow

1.8 Radical Research

Rebecca Fisher

Part 2: Solidarities

2. Overview

Uri Gordon and Rush Kinna

2.1 Indigenous Struggles

Pamela Palmater

2.2 Decolonisation

Maia Ramnath

2.3 Disability Politics

Liat ben-Moshe, A.J. Withers with Lydia X. Z. Brown, Loree Erickson, Rachel da Silva Gorman, Talila A. Lewis, Lateef McLeod and Mia Mingus

2.4 Migrant Solidarity

Claire English, Margherita Grazioli and Martina Martingnoni

2.5 Prisons

Claire Delisle

2.6 Safer Spaces

Ruth Deller

2.7 Welfare Activism

A. J. Withers for Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) or (LCAP)

Part 3: Repertoirs

3. Overview

Uri Gordon and Rush Kinna

3.1 International Nonviolent Accompaniment

Ptrick Coy

3.2 Art Activism

Mel Evans

3.3 Bicycle Politics

Aurora Trujillo

3.4 Black Block

Francis Depuis Déri

3.5 Online Activism

Jeff Shantz

3.6 Electoral Extension of Social Movements

Josep Lobera and Diego Parejo

3.7 Insurrectional Cells

Michael Loadenthal

3.8 Radical Media

Sandra Jeppesen

3.9 Publishing

Ramsay Kanaan

Part 4: Transformations

4. Overview

Uri Gordon and Rush Kinna

4.1 Anti-work

Peter Seyferth

4.2 Radical Education

Emily Charkin and Judith Suissa

4.3 Food not Bombs

Sean Parson

4.4 Urban Community Activism

Luca Lapolla

4.5 Anarchist Music

James Donaghey

4.6 Techno-Politics

Jim Thomas/ETC Group

4.7 Revolution under the Table

Lisa Trocchia-Balkits

4.8 Permaculture and Ecological Lifestyle

Bürge Abiral

4.9 'Religious' Radicalism

Alex Christoyannopoulos and Anthony Fiscella

4.10 Squatting

Bart van der Steen

4.11 Sustainable Activism

Laurence Cox

About the Editors

Uri Gordon is formerly co-convenor of the Anarchist Studies Network and has taught political theory at universities in Britain and Israel. He has been active in climate justice, Palestine solidarity and anti-capitalist movements in both countries. Uri is the author of Anarchy Alive! Anti-authoritarian politics from Practice to Theory and co-editor of the monograph series Contemporary Anarchist Studies. His recent publications include a conceptual genealogy of prefigurative politics and a collaborative article on co-production in social and political theory. His work has been translated into thirteen languages.

Ruth Kinna is Professor of Political Theory at Loughborough University where she specialises in political philosophy, more specifically nineteenth and early twentieth-century socialist thought, contemporary radical politics, particularly anarchism and the utopianism of prefigurative politics. Since 2007 she has been the editor of the journal Anarchist Studies. Kinna co-convenes the Anarchist Studies Network, is a member of the William Morris Society, the British Association for Victorian Studies, the Utopian Studies Society, the UK Association for Political Theory, the Political Studies Association (PSA) and the Laboratoire de Changement Social et Politique.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL018000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference
SOC024000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Research