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Political Violence and the Grassroots in Lima, Peru

Jo‐Marie Burt

in The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198781837
eISBN:
9780191598968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198781830.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the early 1990s, the rural‐based Maoist guerrilla organization, know as Shining Path, held Lima virtually under siege. The capture of the movement's leader by the Fujimori government in 1992 ... More


Obama's America

Carl Pedersen

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638949
eISBN:
9780748672059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638949.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The year 2008 will be remembered as the moment when the United States elected its first African American president. This book seeks to place the extraordinary rise of Barack Obama within the larger ... More


Case Study. Grassroots-Initiated Land Reform in Brazil: The Rural Landless Workers' Movement

Wendy Wolford

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Although Brazil may be perceived as the Latin American country which has experienced the least progress through land reform that has been initiated by the state, this country is not without the ... More


Where Have All the Workers Gone?: Reflections on the Role of Trade Unions during the Umbrella Movement

Chris K. C. Chan

in Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740916
eISBN:
9781501740930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740916.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the role of trade unions during the Umbrella Movement. One would expect democratic trade unions in Hong Kong to follow in the footsteps of their counterparts in other newly ... More


In Conclusion

Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie

in Money and electoral politics: Local parties and funding at general elections

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447306320
eISBN:
9781447311874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306320.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter draws together the main lessons of the book. Post-modern campaigning places increasing emphasis on local campaigning focussed in marginal seats as an integral part of parties’ national ... More


The Ones Who Must Decide: Social Movements in the Reconstruction

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the involvement of social movements in the reconstruction efforts in Haiti after the earthquake. Some local activists were eager to start organizing right after the earthquake. ... More


Coming Home to New Orleans: Neighborhood Rebuilding After Katrina

Karl F. Seidman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945511
eISBN:
9780199333189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945511.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book documents grassroots rebuilding efforts in New Orleans neighborhoods after hurricane Katrina and draws lessons on their contribution to the post-disaster recovery of cities. Two ... More


The Prophet's Pulpit: Islamic Preaching in Contemporary Egypt

Patrick Gaffney

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084711
eISBN:
9780520914582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084711.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Muslim preaching has been central in forming public opinion, building grassroots organizations, and developing leadership cadres for the wider Islamist agenda. Based on in-depth field research in ... More


Crossroad blues: the MTA Consent Decree and just transportation

Robert García and Thomas A. Rubin

in Running on empty: Transport, social exclusion and environmental justice.

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345707
eISBN:
9781447303282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345707.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter describes how a team of US civil-rights attorneys worked with grassroots organisations to file and win a landmark environmental-justice class action against the Los Angeles Metropolitan ... More


We Will Never Fall Asleep Forgetting: (Tales from Twelve Months Out)

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0026
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the state of affairs in Haiti a year after the earthquake. It begins by discussing the return of Jean-Claude Duvalier, who was charged with corruption and embezzlement but ... More


Black and White, Unite and Fight?: Identity Politics and New Orleans’s Post-Katrina Public Housing Movement

John Arena

in The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673247
eISBN:
9781452946962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673247.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the identity politics underlying the actions, decisions, analyses, and ideologies of the social movement organizations and actors who aided and undermined the effectiveness of ... More


It’s Bigger Than Barack: Hip Hop Political Organizing, 2004–2013

Bakari Kitwana and Elizabeth Méndez Berry

in The Hip Hop & Obama Reader

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199341801
eISBN:
9780199355662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341801.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses the role of activism and youth engagement in the 2004, ’08, and ’12 presidential elections. Drawing on work with grassroots political organizations and interviews with the five ... More


The financial health of local parties: the key to electoral success?

Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie

in Money and electoral politics: Local parties and funding at general elections

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447306320
eISBN:
9781447311874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306320.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

To sustain their campaign (and other) activities, especially in marginal seats, political parties must raise and spend money. But how well-resourced are local parties? New rules on financial ... More


We’ve Lost the Battle, but We Haven’t Lost the War: (Tales from Six Months Out)

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how things were in Haiti six months after the earthquake. In some ways, everything had changed, while in many ways Haiti remained the same. The political class was still ... More


Domestic Abuse: Feminism, the Government, and the Unique Case of Scotland

Nancy Lombard and Nel Whiting

in Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons From Efforts Worldwide

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199346578
eISBN:
9780190258047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

As a result of women’s advocacy, Scotland has taken a gender-based approach to addressing domestic abuse. The Scottish government, unlike other countries in the United Kingdom, recognizes domestic ... More


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