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Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Ngugi wa Thiongʼo

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explores the relationship between art and political power in society, taking as its starting point the experience of writers in contemporary Africa, where they are often seen as the enemy ... More


Dante and Popular Sovereignty

Peter Armour

in Dante and Governance

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159117
eISBN:
9780191673498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159117.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Dante's conception of popular sovereignty was undoubtedly what could be called elitist or meritocratic, but it did contain an essential and obvious practical truth, namely, that in order to survive ... More


Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Christi-Anne Castro

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199746408
eISBN:
9780199894758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746408.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is a cultural history of the Philippines from 1898 to1998, outlining the role of music in defining nation and the influence of national-level politics on shaping musical expression. The ... More


Coincidence and Consequence

Deirdre de la Cruz

in Mother Figured: Marian Apparitions and the Making of a Filipino Universal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226314884
eISBN:
9780226315072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315072.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Chapter Six engages the themes of misfortune, crisis, catastrophe, and war in Marian apparitions at the same time that it further widens the question of Filipinos’ intensifying role in Christian ... More


 Reviving the Spirit of Revolution: Songs of EDSA

Christi-Anne Castro

in Musical Renderings of the Philippine Nation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199746408
eISBN:
9780199894758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746408.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter reenvisions expressions of Philippine nationalism as separate from the nation-state but connected to a long history of revolutionary song through a study of music during the 1986 People ... More


The Philippines’ “Bloodless Revolution”

Sharon Erickson Nepstad

in Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778201
eISBN:
9780199897216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778201.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for two decades, using his position to amass a personal fortune. When Benigno Aquino—Marcos’s key political rival—was assassinated in 1983, cross-class ... More


Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece

Kurt Raaflaub

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245624
eISBN:
9780520932173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245624.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book presents a state-of-the-art debate about the origins of Athenian democracy by five scholars. The result is a critical exploration and interpretation of the extant evidence on this topic. ... More


The transition towards the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia:: The Arab Spring realised?

Sonia L. Alianak

in The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692712
eISBN:
9781474406079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692712.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter introduces the start of the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia where people power demonstrations led President Ben Ali to flee the country when the military did not back him in 2011. Ben ... More


The transition towards revolution in Egypt:: The Arab Spring realised?

Sonia L. Alianak

in The Transition Towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748692712
eISBN:
9781474406079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692712.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter deals, in phase 1, with people power uprisings in 2011 when Egypt erupted in revolution and Mubarak fell due to hierarchical dissonance in values, without religious mitigation, between ... More


Justice Goes Global

Daniel Krcmaric

in The Justice Dilemma: Leaders and Exile in an Era of Accountability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750212
eISBN:
9781501750236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750212.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter recounts a long history of abusive rulers that found safe havens abroad once they were no longer welcome in their countries. It introduces Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, who had presided ... More


Secular Evolution in the Philippines: People Power and Pluralization

David T. Buckley

in Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180061
eISBN:
9780231542449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180061.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

How has the Philippines’ benevolent secularism withstood challenges brought on by authoritarian rule and religious pluralization over the past quarter century? This chapter documents the role of ... More


Power for the People: A Solar Odyssey: Donald E. Osborn

Donald E. Osborn

in With Stars in Their Eyes: The Extraordinary Lives and Enduring Genius of Aden and Marjorie Meinel

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780190915674
eISBN:
9780197621264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915674.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the pioneering contributions of Aden and Marjorie Meinel to solar power in the 1970s. During Aden's sabbatical in 1970, they developed a detailed concept of a National Solar ... More


Burma, 1988 and 2007

Zoltan Barany

in How Armies Respond to Revolutions and Why

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691157368
eISBN:
9781400880997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157368.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter shows the generals’ responses to the attempt to depose a different kind of regime, a military dictatorship, in the case of Burma. Military regimes are very difficult to unseat unless ... More


Epilogue

Wesley C. Hogan and Paul Ortiz

in People Power: History, Organizing, and Larry Goodwyn's Democratic Vision in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780813066912
eISBN:
9780813067193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066912.003.0026
Subject:
History, Social History

Hogan and Ortiz sum up the reality that social and political fabric has broken for all but the wealthiest in the United States over the last three decades and to remind readers that we wrote the book ... More


International community organising: Taking power, making change

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

We live in changing and challenging times. After the financial crash, the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement many people are looking for social alternatives based on vibrant and powerful ... More


Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring: Triumphs and Disasters

Adam Roberts, Michael J. Willis, Rory McCarthy, and Timothy Garton Ash (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749028
eISBN:
9780191811630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749028.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book provides a vivid account and analysis of the role of non-violent resistance in the ‘Arab Spring’—the chain of events in the Middle East and North Africa that erupted in December 2010, ... More


Conclusion

Garrett M. Broad

in More Than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287440
eISBN:
9780520962569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287440.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This concluding chapter asserts that the study in this book highlights the potential of culturally driven grassroots and people-powered activism—both of which started during the age of ... More


Epilogue

Jose V. Fuentecilla

in Fighting from a Distance: How Filipino Exiles Helped Topple a Dictator

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037580
eISBN:
9780252095092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037580.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This epilogue addresses the question of where the Philippines stands in the second decade of the twenty-first century, twenty-five years after the bloodless People Power transition to democracy. ... More


“The Citizens Did It”: 15MpaRato, Autonomous Hacker Ethics in Action

Cristina Flesher Fominaya

in Democracy Reloaded: Inside Spain's Political Laboratory from 15-M to Podemos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190099961
eISBN:
9780197500002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190099961.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 7, “ ‘The Citizen’s Did It’:15MpaRato, Autonomous Hacker Ethics in Action” moves from the “analog” mobilizations of the preferentes pensioners discussed in the previous chapter to the ... More


Advance care planning in New Zealand: our Voice—tō tātou reo

Leigh Manson and Shona Muir

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198802136
eISBN:
9780191840548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802136.003.0021
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Advance care planning (ACP) in New Zealand has grown as a people’s movement resourced by passionate individuals across the country. This people’s movement is a whole of systems approach led by the ... More


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