Transforming Power

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  • Copyright: 2009-12-23
  • Publisher: Penguin Global
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Veteran activist Judy Rebick explains in Transforming Power how globalization and mass-communication technology are revolutionizing our understanding of power and producing profound new ideas about social and political life. Whether it's the election of President Obama, the rise of participatory democracy in Bolivia, or the success of Wikipedia, it's the process that's key: bringing communities of people together to produce something new; building a movement from the bottom up; sharing experience, knowledge, and wisdom; emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and political partisanship; or spreading ideas and actions through local and global networks.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Better World Is in the Makingp. 1
People's Globalization: Ya Basta!p. 13
Participatory Democracy: Power to the Peoplep. 34
Bolivia: Hoping This One Will Be Differentp. 53
Ubuntu: We Are People through Other Peoplep. 68
Feminism: The Personal Is Politicalp. 84
Embracing Diversity: The Ground of Our Beingp. 98
Convergence: Uplifting Environmentalismp. 115
Networked Politics: A New Grammar of Democracyp. 131
Leadership: The Political Is Personalp. 154
Community Alternatives: Living the Changep. 169
Indigenous Ideas: Diversity of Dignityp. 185
Non-Violence: Neither Fight nor Flightp. 202
Is Another Economy Possible?: Green Jobs, Fair Trade, and Networksp. 220
And What About Political Power?: Is the Party Over?p. 239
Epiloguep. 260
Acknowledgmentsp. 265
Indexp. 267
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