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Civic activism unleashed : new hope or false dawn for democracy?, Richard Youngs

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Civic activism unleashed : new hope or false dawn for democracy?
Title
Civic activism unleashed
Title remainder
new hope or false dawn for democracy?
Statement of responsibility
Richard Youngs
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the signal events in global politics in the last decade has been the transformation of political and civic activism. Not only is the new activism qualitatively different in character from what it was in 2000; its intensity and frequency have dramatically increased. Activists are developing a new type of civic movement, applying innovative forms of direct action against governments and often operating without leaders or even any well-defined set of aims. In 'Civic Activism Unleashed', Carnegie scholar Richard Youngs examines the changing shape of contemporary civic activism. He shows how the emerging civic activism has important implications for the whole concept of civil society-and for the relationship between citizens, political institutions, and states. Youngs contends that the rise and spread of these new forms of direct-action civic activism, and the way the trend has driven the dramatic events in global politics in recent years, requires us to update our understanding of what civil society actually is and which types of organizations are in its vanguard. He further looks at the global impact of recent civic activism and offers a set of variables to help explain cases of success and failure. Youngs' larger aim is to explore in depth the new forms of civic activism that are emerging around the world and assess how they differ from more established practices of civil society activity. Theoretically ambitious and global in scope, 'Civic Activism Unleashed' forces us to reconsider the nature of contemporary social and civic activism and how it is reshaping contentious politics in countries across the world
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DLC
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1968-
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Youngs, Richard
Dewey number
303.48/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM881
LC item number
.Y68 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social movements
  • Political participation
  • Social media
  • Democracy
  • Democratization
  • Civil society
Label
Civic activism unleashed : new hope or false dawn for democracy?, Richard Youngs
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Publication
Bar code
31223125747882
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The changing shape of civic activism -- The spread of global protests -- How effective have protests been? -- New versus old civic activism : rivals or allies? -- Digital activism : game changer or chimera? -- Boon or bane for global democracy? -- International support for civil society -- Activists at risk
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780190931704
Lccn
2018030796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048658108
Label
Civic activism unleashed : new hope or false dawn for democracy?, Richard Youngs
Publication
Bar code
31223125747882
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The changing shape of civic activism -- The spread of global protests -- How effective have protests been? -- New versus old civic activism : rivals or allies? -- Digital activism : game changer or chimera? -- Boon or bane for global democracy? -- International support for civil society -- Activists at risk
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780190931704
Lccn
2018030796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048658108

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