Reclaim the State
Experiments in Popular Democracy Revised edition
By (author) Hilary Wainwright
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Reclaim the State by Hilary Wainwright
Book DescriptionFrom Seattle to Cancun, protest movements have taken centre stage in global politics. But if the momentum of these international movements is to grow, they must be rooted in local action to create greater democratic and economic justice in everyday life. "Reclaim the State" sets out on a quest to discover how people are creating new, stronger forms of democracy. The journey starts in the deep south of Brazil, in Porto Allegre and the Workers Party's radical model for public investment decisions. In East Manchester - the origins of Britain's industrial revolution - the government's promise of 'community-led' regeneration is tested as public money is used to rebuild shattered neighbourhoods. On the outskirts of the commuter town of Luton, ex-squatters and ravers join with established residents' groups to take control of public resources and forge a new social economy. Finally, in Newcastle, council workers see off an attempt by British Telecom to take over local services and win the battle for a democratic public alternative. "Reclaim the State" shows that the foundations for new political directions already exist, and provides imaginative and practical tools for building on them.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905422609
(190mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hilary Wainwright
Beyond the Fragments, Paperback (December 2012)
A generation ago, they wrote Beyond the Fragments. Inspired by the activism of the 1970s and facing the imminent triumph of the Right under Margaret Thatcher, they sought to apply our experiences as feminists to creating stronger bonds of solidarity in a new kind of Left movement.
Agenda for a New Left, Paperback (December 1993)» View all books by Hilary Wainwright
As disillusion sets in with the free market right-- the legacy of Thatcher, Reagan and Geoffrey Sachs--Hiliary Wainwright retrieves and develops what was best in the thinking and practice of the new left.
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Author Biography - Hilary Wainwright
Hilary Wainwright is the editor of Red Pepper, a regular commentator on radio and television, and a contributor to the Guardian. She is also a fellow of the International Labour Studies Centre at Manchester University, the Change Centre at the Manchester Business School, the Centre for global Governance at the LSE and the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Her previous books include Arguments for a New Left, Labour: a tale of Two Parties and, with others, Beyond the Fragments.
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