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- DescriptionThis book brings together an extraordinary wealth of experience and will be an eye-opener for many readers. It seeks to provide an introduction to the history of major social movements - including Occupy and the Global Justice Movement, major green campaigns, peace and anti-war resistance and feminist and LGBT struggles - over the last 70 years, and to signpost contemporary developments in these movements. It provides brief background summaries and a range of references from movement periodicals and websites, scholarly journals, and books by activists as well as academic studies. It focuses on social movements of all kinds, with emphasis on nviolent action and protest, it includes material on conventional political action and legal action, and literature providing some general historical and theoretical background.
- Author BiographyAPRIL CARTER was Secretary of the Direct Action Committee against Nuclear War 1958-61 and then worked for the pacifist international weekly Peace News, and has been writing on nonviolent action for over 50 years. She taught politics at the universities of Lancaster, Oxford and Queensland, and published books on women's rights, arms control, peace movements and global citizenship, as well as several studies of democracy. She has also compiled a number of bibliographies on nonviolent action and Gandhi, and was a co-editor of People Power and Protest Since 1945: A Bibliography of Nonviolent Action (Housman Bookshop 2006). HOWARD CLARK was a nonviolent activist engaged in a variety of campaigns and projects at local, national and increasingly international level. He was chairperson and previously a coordinator of War Resisters' International. He died in 2013. MICHAEL RANDLE has been involved in the peace movement since the early 1950s and was a lecturer and researcher in Peace Studies at Bradford University from 1974-2006. Member of the Aldermaston March Committee, 1957-58, Chair of the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War, 1958-61 and Secretary of the Committee of 100, 1960-61. From 1979 to 1988 he coordinated the Alternative Defence Commission based at Bradford University and contributed to its two major reports, Defence without the Bomb, Taylor & Francis, 1983, and The Politics of Alternative Defence, Paladin 1987. His publications include People Power: the Building of a New European Home, Hawthorn Press, 1991, and Civil Resistance, Fontana 1994.
- PublisherThe Merlin Press Ltd
- Date of Publication31/07/2015
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGreen Print
- Weight408 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byApril Carter,Clark Howard,Michael Randle
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