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Activism, analysis, agency : Paper presented to the ‘Beyond activism?’ panel of the ‘Beyond the Neo-con men: alternatives after Howard’ conference ...

Fieldes, Diane; Kuhn, Rick


At the core of social movements are distinctive collective behaviours—direct action such as demonstrations, meetings, strikes, marches, picket lines—that repeatedly mobilise large numbers of people in efforts to change the world. Radicals, as opposed to liberals, regard the activism of these kinds of struggles as crucial for fundamental social change, which can only come from below. The capitalist state is the main obstacle to the ultimate success of challenges to exploitation as well as...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-05-19T02:14:33Z
Type: Conference paper


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