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Escape From Pretoria (Paperback, Film Tie-in Edition): Tim Jenkin Escape From Pretoria (Paperback, Film Tie-in Edition)
Tim Jenkin
R320 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R45 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this jaw-dropping classic of prison escape literature (originally poublished in 1987 and now a major movie starring Daniel Radcliffe), Tim Jenkin tells of how he, Stephen Lee and Alexander Moumbaris, using a series of hand-made wooden keys, got through nine locked doors inside Pretoria Central, taking them to Mozambique and finally to London.

This fast-paced thriller begins with Jenkin’s Cape Town childhood and the growth of his political awareness, his university days and his friendship with Stephen Lee. Both men left South Africa after university for London to join the African National Congress. Jenkin and Lee, after training in London, became expert pamphlet bombers in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and it was after several successful years of raising awareness about apartheid and the ANC that they were caught and eventually sentenced to 12 years in jail. It is after Lee’s father visits his son in prison, bringing him a copy of another escape classic, Papillon, that Jenkin begins to seriously form an escape plan. Months and months of planning, testing, failing, testing again and lucky breaks meant that, finally, the escape was on.

The recently late Denis Goldberg was a friend and supporter of the men, and kept a warder busy as they began their escape. Apart from locking the doors behind them, they never looked back…

Outraged - Why Everyone is Shouting and No One is Talking (Paperback): Ashley 'dotty' Charles Outraged - Why Everyone is Shouting and No One is Talking (Paperback)
Ashley 'dotty' Charles
R255 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R54 (21%) Ships in 5 - 7 working days

A candid exploration of the state of outrage in our culture, and how we can channel it back into the fights that matter, from presenter and DJ Ashley 'Dotty' Charles.

Ours is a society where many exploit the outrage of others in order to gain power - and we all too quickly take the bait. But by shouting about everything, we are in fact creating a world where outrage is without consequence.

There is still much to be outraged by in our final frontier, but in order to enact change and become more effective online, we must learn to channel our responses.

This is the essential guide to living through the age of outrage.

Global Justice and the Politics of Information - The struggle over knowledge (Hardcover): Sky Croeser Global Justice and the Politics of Information - The struggle over knowledge (Hardcover)
Sky Croeser
R3,125 Discovery Miles 31 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The global social justice movement attempts to build a more equitable, democratic, and environmentally sustainable world. However, this book argues that actors involved need to recognise knowledge - including scientific and technological systems - to a greater extent than they presently do. The rise of the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring and the Wikileaks controversy has demonstrated that the internet can play an important role in helping people to organise against unjust systems. While governments may be able to control individual activists, they can no longer control the flow of information. However, the existence of new information and communications technologies does not in itself guarantee that peoples' movements will win out against authoritarian governments or the power of economic elites. Drawing on extensive interviews and fieldwork, this book illustrates the importance of contributions from local movements around the world to the struggle for global justice. Including detailed case studies on opposition to genetically-modified crops in the south of India, and the digital liberties movement, this book is vital reading for anyone trying to understand the changing relationship between science, technology, and progressive movements around the world. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of International Politics, Social movements, Global Justice and Internet politics.

The Rio Tape/Slide Archive 2020 - Radical Community Photography in Hackney in the 80s (Paperback): Alan Denney, Max Leonard,... The Rio Tape/Slide Archive 2020 - Radical Community Photography in Hackney in the 80s (Paperback)
Alan Denney, Max Leonard, Tamara Stoll, Andrew Woodyatt; Introduction by Michael Rosen, …
R660 Discovery Miles 6 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the 1980s, Hackney was one of the most deprived parts of the UK, its citizens ignored by Margaret Thatcher's new vision of Britain. But at Dalston's Rio - London's oldest community cinema - the Tape/Slide Newsreel Group was giving unemployed local youth a voice. Set up in 1982, it taught photography and sound-recording skills, and championed an alternative, left-wing perspective on Hackney life. In 2016, thousands of slides were found in a filing cabinet in the Rio's basement, a legacy of this ground-breaking project. The book presents the best of the slides that were shown in newsreels before the main feature at the Rio, alongside recollections of the Tape/Slide Newsreel Group participants. This important oral history places the photos in the cultural and political context of Hackney in the 1980s, meaning that, unlike some photobooks about East London, it is connected to the communities it portrays and remains true to the original radicalism behind the Tape/Slide Newsreel Group. There are introductory essays by Andrew Woodyatt (of The Rio), about the cinema's activities in the 1980s, and by Alan Denney (the photographer and local historian who digitised all the slides) putting the archive into the context of the contemporary movements in radical community photography, plus forewords from Michael Rosen and Zawe Ashton. The archive is presented chronologically and themes include: activism, parades and protest marches; art, culture, music and festivals; social problems and community action; street life and style; urban landscapes and dereliction; work and everyday life; young and old.

The Art of Activism - Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible (Paperback): Stephen Duncombe, Steve Lambert The Art of Activism - Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible (Paperback)
Stephen Duncombe, Steve Lambert
R437 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R23 (5%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Art of Activism is an all-purpose guide to artistic activism, combining the creative power of the arts to move us emotionally with the strategic planning of activism necessary to bring about social change. With contemporary case studies and historical examples, chapters on cultural and cognitive theory, sections on what can be learned from unlikely sources like popular culture and marketing techniques, along with investigations into ethics and evaluation, explorations of the creative process and the importance of utopian thinking, and an attached workbook with over fifty exercises to practice, the co-founders of the Center for Artistic Activism take readers step-by-step through the process of becoming, or becoming even better, artistic activists.

Power and Transnational Activism (Paperback): Thomas Olesen Power and Transnational Activism (Paperback)
Thomas Olesen
R1,037 Discovery Miles 10 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book focuses on global activism and uses a power perspective to provide an in-depth and coherent analysis of both the possibilities and limitations of global activism. Bringing together scholars from IR, sociology, and political science, this book offers new and critical insights on global activism and power. It features case studies on the following social and political issues: China and Tibet, HIV/AIDS, climate change, child labour, the WTO, women and the UN, the global public sphere, regional integration, national power, world social forums, policing, media power and global civil society. It will be of interest to students and scholars of globalization, global sociology and international politics.

David Dellinger - The Life and Times of a Nonviolent Revolutionary (Hardcover): Andrew E Hunt David Dellinger - The Life and Times of a Nonviolent Revolutionary (Hardcover)
Andrew E Hunt
R1,443 Discovery Miles 14 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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aDrawing on comprehensive interviews and archival research, Andrew E. Hunt has written a highly informative account of one of the twentieth centuryas leading figures of American radicalism.a
&$151;"The Journal of American History"

"The story of David Dellinger's half century of leadership in the struggle for peace and social justice in the United States challenges the conventional narrative of recent American political history. Instead of the familiar history-by-decade, in which the radical thirties are followed by the conservative forties and fifties, to be succeeded again by the radical sixties, and so on, Hunt's biography of Dellinger provides readers with a sense of important and underlying continuities in the history of American radicalism."
--Maurice Isserman, author of "If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left"

"Meticulously researched and gracefully written, Andrew Hunt's splendid biography of David Dellinger follows the courageous revolutionary through six decades of activism while contributing new insights into the colorful history and interactions of pacifist, antiwar, and progressive organizations that shook the American establishment."
--Melvin Small, Wayne State University

"In this valuable biography, Hunt offers an outstanding description of Dellinger's political thought and activities over a sixty year period. Particularly interesting, because so little has been written about the subject, is the detailed discussion of Dellinger's antiwar activities during WWII. At the same time, Hunt is careful to portray a comprehensive view of Dellinger's career and placeshim in relation to the work of others in the American left."
--David J. Langum, author of "William M. Kunstler: The Most Hated Lawyer in America"

The year was 1969. In a Chicago courthouse, David Dellinger, one of the Chicago Eight, stood trial for conspiring to disrupt the National Democratic Convention. Dellinger, a long-time but relatively unknown activist, was suddenly, at fifty-three, catapulted into the limelight for his part in this intense courtroom drama.

From obscurity to leader of the antiwar movement, David Dellinger is the first full biography of a man who bridged the gap between the Old Left and the New Left. Born in 1915 in the upscale Boston suburb of Wakefield to privilege, Dellinger attended Yale during the Depression, where he became an ardent pacifist and antiwar activist. Rejecting his parentsa affluent lifestyle, he endured lengthy prison sentences as a conscientious objector to World War II and created a commune in northern New Jersey in the 1940s, a prototype for those to follow twenty years later.

His instrumental role in the creation of "Liberation" magazine in 1956 launched him onto the national stage. Writing regular essays for the influential radical monthly on the arms race and the Civil Rights movement, he earned an audience among the New Left radicals. As anti-Vietnam sentiment grew, he became, in Abbie Hoffmanas words, the father of the antiwar movement and the architect of the 1968 demonstrations in Chicago. He remained active in anti-war causes until his death on May 25, 2004 at age 88.

Vilified by critics and glorified by supporters, Dellinger was a man of contradictions: a rigid Ghandian who nonetheless supported violent revolutionarymovements; a radical thinker and gifted writer forced to work as a baker to feed his large family; and a charismatic leader who taught his followers to distrust all leaders. Along the way, he encountered Eleanor Roosevelt, Ho Chi Minh, Martin Luther King, Jr., the Black Panthers and all the other major figures of the American Left.

The remarkable story of a stubborn visionary torn between revolution and compromise, David Dellinger reveals the perils of dissent in America through the struggles of one of our most important dissenters.

People Power in an Era of Global Crisis - Rebellion, Resistance and Liberation (Paperback): Barry K. Gills, Kevin Gray People Power in an Era of Global Crisis - Rebellion, Resistance and Liberation (Paperback)
Barry K. Gills, Kevin Gray
R982 Discovery Miles 9 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A quarter of a century has now passed since the historic popular uprising that led to the overthrow of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. The mass movement known as the "People's Power Revolution" was not only pivotal to the democratic transition within the Philippines, but it also became an inspiration for subsequent mass movements leading to further democratic transitions throughout the Third World and in the former Communist bloc in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. However, the neoliberal economic policies subsequently pursued by newly democratic governments throughout the Third World led all but the most celebratory observers to note the constrained and limited nature of these formal political transitions. This volume poses the question of the extent to which 'people's power' has been able to play an active role resisting neoliberalism and deepen substantive democracy and social justice. Through a series of case studies of the regions and individual countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, the contributions in the volume provide a new set of original and in-depth critical assessments of the nature of the longer-term impact of the democratic transitions commencing in the 1980s and continuing until the present, and questioning their impact and potential influence on human dignity, freedom, justice, and self-determination, and thus opening new avenues of enquiry into the future of democracy. This book was originally published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.

British Student Activism in the Long Sixties (Hardcover): Caroline Hoefferle British Student Activism in the Long Sixties (Hardcover)
Caroline Hoefferle
R3,126 Discovery Miles 31 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Based on empirical evidence derived from university and national archives across the country and interviews with participants, British Student Activism in the Long Sixties reconstructs the world of university students in the 1960s and 1970s. Student accounts are placed within the context of a wide variety of primary and secondary sources from across Britain and the world, making this project the first book-length history of the British student movement to employ literary and theoretical frameworks which differentiate it from most other histories of student activism to date.

Globalization, especially of mass communications, made British students aware of global problems such as the threat of nuclear weapons, the Vietnam War, racism, sexism and injustice. British students applied these global ideas to their own unique circumstances, using their intellectual traditions and political theories which resulted in unique outcomes. British student activists effectively gained support from students, staff, and workers for their struggle for student s rights to unionize, freely assemble and speak, and participate in university decision-making. Their campaigns effectively raised public awareness of these issues and contributed to significant national decisions in many considerable areas.

Surpassing Certainty - What My Twenties Taught Me (Paperback): Janet Mock Surpassing Certainty - What My Twenties Taught Me (Paperback)
Janet Mock 1
R364 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R60 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"A defining chronicle of strength and spirit" (Kirkus Reviews), Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world-without a road map to guide her. This memoir "should be required reading for your 20s" (Cosmopolitan). A few months before her twentieth birthday, Janet Mock is adjusting to her days as a first-generation college student at the University of Hawaii and her nights as a dancer at a strip club. Finally content in her body after her teenage transition, she vacillates between flaunting and concealing herself as she navigates dating and disclosure, sex and intimacy, and most important, letting herself be truly seen. Under the neon lights of Club Nu, Janet meets Troy, a yeoman stationed at Pearl Harbor naval base, who becomes her first. The pleasures and perils of their relationship serve as a backdrop for Janet's progression through all the universal growing pains-falling in and out of love, living away from home, and figuring out what she wants to do with her life. Fueled by her dreams and an inimitable drive, Janet makes her way through New York City intent on building a career in the highly competitive world of magazine publishing-within the unique context of being trans, a woman, and a person of color. Hers is a timely glimpse about the barriers many face-and a much-needed guide on how to make a way out of no way. Long before she became one of the world's most respected media figures and lauded leaders for equality and justice, Janet learned how to advocate for herself before becoming an advocate for others. In this "honest and timely appraisal of what it means to be true to yourself" (Booklist), Surpassing Certainty offers an "exquisitely packaged gift of her experiences...that signals something greater" (Bitch Magazine).

The Feminists - Women's Emancipation Movements in Europe, America and Australasia 1840-1920 (Hardcover): Richard J Evans The Feminists - Women's Emancipation Movements in Europe, America and Australasia 1840-1920 (Hardcover)
Richard J Evans
R2,888 Discovery Miles 28 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1977, this book brings together what is known about liberal feminist and socialist movements for the emancipation of women all over the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It deals not only with Britain and the United States but also with Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary and the Scandinavian countries. The chapters trace the origins, development, and eventual collapse of these movements in relation to the changing social formations and political structures of Europe, America and Australasia in the era of bourgeois liberalism. The first part of the book discusses the origins of feminist movements and advances a model or 'ideal type' description of their development. The second part then takes a number of case studies of individual feminist movements to illustrate the main varieties of organised feminism and the differences from country to country. The third part looks at socialist women's movements and includes a study of the Socialist Women's International. A final part touches on the reason for the eclipse of women's emancipation movements in the half-century following the end of the First World War, before a general conclusion pulls together some of the arguments advanced in earlier chapters and attempts a comparison between these feminist movements of 1840-1920 and the Women's Liberation Movement.

Women in Protest 1800-1850 (Hardcover): Malcolm I Thomis, Jennifer Grimmett Women in Protest 1800-1850 (Hardcover)
Malcolm I Thomis, Jennifer Grimmett
R2,515 Discovery Miles 25 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There is still much uncertainty about the role of nineteenth-century British women in social and political protest. As politics was a man's world virtually all official accounts and statistics of popular protest deal only with the men involved. It is well known that women participated in food riots and mobilised support for Chartism, and as the dramatic changes in the economy during this period greatly increased the demand for women's labour, this stimulated their widespread involvement in political and social agitation, particularly the parliamentary reform movement of 1819. First published in 1982, this book provides a descriptive account of the part played by women - mainly working class women - in a variety of social and political activities that can broadly be categorised as protest. It establishes the basic outlines and offers an interpretation of the course of events.

Artisans and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century London (Routledge Revivals) - John Gast and his Times (Hardcover): Iorwerth... Artisans and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century London (Routledge Revivals) - John Gast and his Times (Hardcover)
Iorwerth Prothero
R3,732 Discovery Miles 37 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1979, this book was the first, full-length study of working-class movements in London between 1800 and the beginnings of Chartism in the later 1830s. The leaders and rank and file in these movements were almost invariably artisans, and this book examines the position of the skilled artisan in politics. Starting from the social ideals, outlook and the experience of the London artisan, Dr Prothero describes trade union, political, co-operative, educational and intellectual movements in the first forty years of the century. Setting a scene of alternating growth and contraction in trade, successive hostile governments and the increasing articulation of working-class consciousness the author shows that artisans could be no less militant, radical or anti-capitalist than other groups of working class men.

Wired and Mobilizing - Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics (Paperback): Victoria Carty Wired and Mobilizing - Social Movements, New Technology, and Electoral Politics (Paperback)
Victoria Carty
R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book highlights how online networking offers potential for new forms of activist mobilizing, repertoires, participatory democracy, direct action, fundraising, and civic engagement. It calls for a re-conceptualization of some of the main tenets of contentious and electoral politics, which were originally constructed to describe and analyze face-to-face forms of mobilization, in order to more accurately analyze contemporary forms of protest, electoral processes, and civil society organizing.

Social Activism in Southeast Asia (Hardcover): Michele Ford Social Activism in Southeast Asia (Hardcover)
Michele Ford
R3,126 Discovery Miles 31 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Social Activism in Southeast Asia examines the ways in which social movements operate in a region characterized by a history of authoritarian regimes and relatively weak civil society. It situates cutting-edge accounts of activism around civil and political rights, globalization, peace, the environment, migrant and factory labour, the rights of middle- and working-class women, and sexual identity in an overarching framework of analysis that forefronts the importance of human rights and the state as a focus for social activism. Drawing on contemporary evidence from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste, the book explores the ways in which social movement actors engage with their international allies, the community and the state in order to promote social change. As well as providing detailed and nuanced analyses of particular movements in specific areas of Southeast Asia, the book addresses difficult questions about the politics, strategies and authenticity of social movements.

Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal - Identities and Mobilization after 1990 (Hardcover): Mahendra Lawoti, Susan Hangen Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal - Identities and Mobilization after 1990 (Hardcover)
Mahendra Lawoti, Susan Hangen
R3,257 Discovery Miles 32 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Identity movements, based on ethnicity, caste, language, religion and regional identity, have become increasingly significant in Nepal, reshaping debates on the definition of the nation, nationalism and the structure of the state. This book analyzes the rapid rise in ethnic and nationalist mobilization and conflict since 1990, the dynamics and trajectories of these movements, and their consequences for Nepal. From an interdisciplinary perspective, the book looks at the roots of mobilization and conflicts, the reasons for the increase in mobilization and violent activities, and the political and social effects of the movements. It provides a historical context for these movements and investigates how identities intersect with forms of political and economic inequality. Nepal's various identity groups - Dalits, indigenous nationalities, Madhesis and Muslims - have mobilized to different extents. By examining these diverse movements within the same time period and within a unitary state, the book illuminates which factors are more salient for the mobilization of identity groups. Bringing together empirical contributions on key issues in identity production in a comparative perspective, the book presents an interesting contribution to South Asian studies as well as studies of nationalism and identity more broadly.

Voicing Dissent - American Artists and the War on Iraq (Paperback): Violaine Roussel, Bleuwenn Lechaux Voicing Dissent - American Artists and the War on Iraq (Paperback)
Violaine Roussel, Bleuwenn Lechaux
R1,037 Discovery Miles 10 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Voicing Dissent presents a unique and original series of interviews with American artists (including Guerrilla Girls on Tour, Tony Shalhoub, Shepard Fairey, Sean Astin, and many others) who have voiced their opposition to the war in Iraq. Following Pierre Bourdieu's example, these discussions are approached sociologically and provide a thorough analysis of the relationships between arts and politics as well as the limits and conditions of political speech and action. These painters and graphic artists, musicians, actors, playwrights, theatre directors and filmmakers reveal their perceptions of politics, war, security and terrorism issues, the Middle East, their experiences with activism, as well as their definition of the artist's role and their practice of citizenship. Addressing the crucial questions for contemporary democracies - such as artists' function in society, the crisis of political legitimacy and representation, the rise of new modes of contestation, and the limits to free public speech - this book will be of interest to scholars in sociology, politics, and the arts.

Save the Humans? - Common Preservation in Action (Paperback): Jeremy Brecher Save the Humans? - Common Preservation in Action (Paperback)
Jeremy Brecher
R760 Discovery Miles 7 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Today our individual self-interest depends on what the author calls common preservation--cooperation to provide for mutual well-being. But is that possible? As world leaders fail to cooperate to address climate change, nuclear proliferation, economic meltdown, and other threats to our survival, more and more people experience a pervasive sense of denial and despair. But common preservation can reshape the human future. Jeremy Brecher has seen common preservation in action, and in "Save the Humans?" he shows how it works. From Gandhi 's civil disobedience campaigns in India, to the Solidarity movement that initiated the end of Communism in Eastern Europe, to the 2011 uprisings throughout the Middle East and in the U.S. Middle West as well, Brecher shows what we can learn from the history of past social movements to help us confront today's global threats of climate change, war and domination, and economic chaos.

The Left in Contemporary Iran (RLE Iran D) (Hardcover): Sepehr Zabir The Left in Contemporary Iran (RLE Iran D) (Hardcover)
Sepehr Zabir
R991 Discovery Miles 9 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines the structure and ideology of all the main leftist groups in Iran. It considers their role in the Revolution, and analyses their relations with Khomeini and his colleagues. It also explains why the majority of the leftist organisations had defected from the Islamic regime by the summer of 1981. A second important theme of the book is the way in which the Soviet Union responded to the treatment of the Left by the Islamic government. Based on extensive analysis of original source material in Farsi and other languages and numerous interviews with leftist leaders and participants, the book provides a detailed portrait of the Left in contemporary Iran.


Rebels for the Soil - The Rise of the Global Organic Food and Farming Movement (Hardcover): Matthew Reed Rebels for the Soil - The Rise of the Global Organic Food and Farming Movement (Hardcover)
Matthew Reed
R3,000 Discovery Miles 30 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book investigates the emergence of organic food and farming as a social movement. Using the tools of political sociology it analyzes and explains how both people and ideas have shaped a movement that from its inception aimed to change global agriculture. Starting from the British Empire in the 1930's, where the first trans-national roots of organic farming took hold, through to the internet-mediated social protests against genetically modified crops at the end of the twentieth century, the author traces the rise to prominence of the movement. As well as providing a historical account, the book explains the movement's on-going role in fostering and organising alternatives to the dominant intensive and industrial forms of agriculture, such as promoting local food produce and animal welfare. By considering it as a trans-national movement from its inception, aiming at cultural and social change, the book highlights what is unique about the organic movement and why it has risen only relatively recently to public attention. The author reports original research findings, focusing largely on the English-speaking world. The work is grounded in academic enquiry and theory, but also provides a narrative through which the movement can be understood by the more general interested reader.

Guantanamo Diary - Restored Edition (Paperback, Revised ed.): Mohamedou Ould Slahi Guantanamo Diary - Restored Edition (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Mohamedou Ould Slahi; Edited by Larry Siems
R431 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R66 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 6) (Hardcover): April Carter Direct Action and Liberal Democracy (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 6) (Hardcover)
April Carter
R2,878 Discovery Miles 28 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


This study focuses primarily on the nature of direct action in relation to contemporary movements, and considers the role of direct action methods in past campaigns for constitutional and social rights. Boycotts, sit-ins, obstructions, civil disobedience and other unconstitutional forms of protest are examined to see whether they necessarily lead to violence. The political conditions which encourage violence and the effects of various type of violent action are also discussed. The theoretical issues raised by direct action in a parliamentary system are also discussed.

The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree - How I Fought to Save Myself, My Sister, and Thousands of Girls Worldwide (Hardcover): Nice... The Girls in the Wild Fig Tree - How I Fought to Save Myself, My Sister, and Thousands of Girls Worldwide (Hardcover)
Nice Leng'ete; Contributions by Elizabeth Butler-Witter; Read by Nneka Okoye
R620 R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Save R105 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
They Fought for Freedom: Helen Joseph: Grade 10 - 12 (Paperback): J. Frederikse They Fought for Freedom: Helen Joseph: Grade 10 - 12 (Paperback)
J. Frederikse; Edited by John Pampallis, C. van Wyk
R149 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R17 (11%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Born in England, Helen Joseph came to South Africa via India when she was 26. Living a privileged life did not stop Helen from questioning racism and inequalities in her adopted country. It was only in her forties when she began working actively to bring about political change. Helen played key roles in the Congress of Democrats, Federation of South African Women, UDF and ANC. Charged with treason in the 1950s and one of the leaders of the march by women in 1956, the "granny" of the struggle had the dubious honour of being the first South African placed under house arrest. Undeterred by bannings, she constantly challenged her opponents and still had the time to form strong friendships with activists such as Lilian Ngoyi and David Webster. When asked why she continued to fight against apartheid, Helen replied, 'It makes me more rich than anybody I can think of.' This book shares those riches with a generation of readers who now live in a democracy that Helen herself did not live to see. They Fought for Freedom tells the life stories of southern African leaders who struggled for freedom and justice. In spite of the important roles they played in the history of southern Africa, most of these leaders have been largely ignored by the history books. The series tells their stories in an entertaining manner, in clear language and aims to restore them to their rightful place in history.

Another Europe - Conceptions and practices of democracy in the European Social Forums (Hardcover): Donatella della Porta Another Europe - Conceptions and practices of democracy in the European Social Forums (Hardcover)
Donatella della Porta
R3,011 Discovery Miles 30 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Given the recent focus on the challenges to representative democracy, and the search for new institutions and procedures that can help to channel increasing participation, this book offers empirical insights on alternative conceptions of democracy and the actors that promote them.

With a focus on the conceptions and practices of democracy within contemporary social movements in Europe, this volume contributes to the debate on the different dimensions of democracy, especially in its participative and deliberative forms. On the basis of an in-depth analysis of European Social Forums, gathering thousands of social movement organizations and tens of thousands of activists from all Europe, the book explores the transnational dimension of democracy and addresses a relevant, and little analyzed aspect of Europeanization: the Europeanization of social movements. From a methodological point of view, the research innovates by covering a group of individuals traditionally neglected in previous studies: social movement activists. Qualitative and quantitative methods are employed to research individual motivations as well as environmental dynamics. The various chapters combine analysis of the individuals attitudes and behavior with that of the organizational characteristics, procedures and practices of democracy.

Providing a cross-national comparison on the global justice movement, the theoretical challenges of the new wave of protest and offering rich empirical data on contemporary activism, this book will appeal to students and scholars of comparative politics, sociology, political sociology, social movement studies, as well as transnational relations.

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