Collective Action and Political Transformations. The Entangled Experiences in Brazil, South Africa and Europe

Autor: 
Peter Wagner
Publication type: 
Book
Other authors: 
Aurea Mota
Year: 
2019
City: 
Edinburgh
Publisher: 
Edinburgh University Press
Pages: 
272
Collective action in our current global situation is often associated with growing intolerance, xenophobia and exclusion, or it is regarded as incapable of making a real and positive difference in the lives of individuals. This book acknowledges the severe problems with effective and significant collective action, but it arrives at a more optimistic diagnosis of our time by rethinking the political from the angle of the experiences with progressive and conservative collective action in different parts of the globe: Brazil, South Africa and Europe. By doing so, it contributes a critical perspective to the debate about the possible impact that the Global South could have for positive social and political developments worldwide.