Counterpower: How to Make Change Happen

Counterpower: How to Make Change Happen

by Tim Gee

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Overview

Counterpower: How to Make Change Happen by Tim Gee

This timely book argues that no major movement has ever been successful without counterpower, or the power that the "have-nots" can use to remove the power of the "haves."

Investigating the history and tactics of major movements of the past and today's global justice and human rights movements, Tim Gee demonstrates what works and what doesn't work. In showing how counterpower can be strategically applied, Gee has created an inspiration for activists and an invaluable resource for teachers and students of social change.

Tim Gee is a writer and communications specialist working with campaigning organizations in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780260327
Publisher: New Internationalist
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tim Gee works with campaigning organisations to support collective campaigns.
Projects to date have included helping mobilise 35, 000 people to the streets ahead of the London G20 summit, and World Day for the Eradication of Poverty in which more than 100 million people worldwide participated.
He is active with the Climate Camp and numerous grassroots community campaigns. He has an MA in Politics from Edinburgh University, where he was also active in the student movement.
Tim has contributed to several campaigning guides and manuals as well as delivering training sessions for activists.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The suffrage movement

The labour movement

The peace movement

The anti-colonial movement

The environmental movement

The global justice movement

Conclusion

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