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  • Protest, Property and the Commons

    Performances of Law and Resistance

    By Lucy Finchett-Maddock

    Protest, Property and the Commons focuses on the alternative property narratives of 'social centres', or political squats, and how the spaces and their communities create their own – resistant – form of law. Drawing on critical legal theory, legal pluralism, legal geography, post-structuralism and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    Social Justice

  • Un-making Environmental Activism

    towards a politics beyond binaries

    By Doerthe Rosenow

    There has been an increasing public, and academic, interest in questions of political resistance in the social sciences. Scholarly engagement with such questions too often relies on a taken-for-granted set of theoretical assumptions, grounded in familiar perspectives, against which practices of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics

  • Public Opinion and Democracy in Transitional Regimes

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Juliet Pietsch, Michael Miller, Jeffrey Karp

    Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the Colour Revolutions and the Arab Spring, the world’s share of democracies has stagnated over the past 15 years. The steady rise of China, Russia, and Iran has also led to warnings of a resurgence of "authoritarian great powers", especially in light of the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-24 

  • Understanding Southern Social Movements

    Edited by Simin Fadaee

    Southern social movements have played an important role in shaping world history and politics. Nevertheless, scholarly literature on movements of the global South remains limited and restricted to testing the social movement theory which was developed in the North. This Northern-centric approach…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Walt Whitman and British Socialism

    ‘The Love of Comrades’

    By Kirsten Harris

    This is the first sustained examination of Walt Whitman’s influence on British socialism. Harris combines a contextual historical study of Whitman’s reception with focused close readings of a variety of poems, books, articles, letters and speeches. She calls attention to Whitman’s own demand for…

    Hardback – 2016-02-02 
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • The Social Organization of Disease

    Emotions and Civic Action

    By Jochen Kleres

    Hardback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Ambiguities of Activism

    Alter-Globalism and the Imperatives of Speed

    By Ingrid M. Hoofd

    This volume provides a critical and in-depth investigation of the relationship between alter-globalist thinking and practices and their popular discourses. It examines the ways in which several alter-globalist activist groups (like Indymedia, no-borders campaigns, and forms of climate change…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Beyond the Internet

    Unplugging the Protest Movement Wave

    Edited by Rita Figueiras, Paula do Espírito Santo

    The western economic and financial crisis began with the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and led the European Union countries into recession. After this, governments started to implement austerity measures, such as cuts in public spending, including public subsidies and jobs, and rising prices.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in Global Information, Politics and Society

  • Democracy, Dialectics, and Difference

    Hegel, Marx, and 21st Century Social Movements

    By Brian C. Lovato

    It has been nearly two centuries since Marx famously turned Hegel on his head in order to repurpose dialectics as a revolutionary way of thinking about the internal contradictions of our social relations. Despite critiques from post-structuralists, post-colonialists, and others, there has been a…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Introducing Peace Museums

    By Joyce Apsel

    This volume examines peace museums, a small and important (but often overlooked) series of museums whose numbers have multiplied world-wide in recent decades. They relate stories and display artifacts—banners, diaries, and posters for example about such themes as: art and peace, antiwar histories,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Performing Citizenship

    Social Movements across the Globe

    Edited by Inbal Ofer, Tamar Groves

    In this book, Tamar Groves and Inbal Ofer explore the effects of social movements' activism on the changing practices and conceptions of citizenship. Presenting empirically rich case studies from Latin America, Asia and Europe, leading experts analyze the ways in which the shifting balance of power…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge Advances in Democratic Theory

  • Far-Right Fantasy

    A Sociology of American Religion and Politics

    By James Aho

    Far-Right Fantasy is a straight-forward, jargon-free study of contemporary American right-wing extremism. Accessible to both professional and lay audiences, it allows activists to speak for themselves in their own words. It takes the self-announced religious motivations of extremists seriously, and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 

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