Democracy and Participation: Popular Protest and New Social Movementsby Gary Taylor
This collection of case studies introduces particular social movements concerned with women's rights, ethnicity and race, mental health, peace, and antiprivatization. Issues of youth and political involvement, free speech, unemployment, and the role of voluntary and community groups in challenging traditional perspectives on democracy are explored. Together, these essays provide a context for discussing the nature of democracy, protest, and the role of new social movements.
Author Biography: Gary Taylor is a senior lecturer in social policy at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the author of Welfare and Ideology. Malcolm Todd is a senior lecturer in sociology at Sheffield Hallam University.
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