Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics

1st Edition

Uri Gordon, Ruth Kinna

Routledge
June 7, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 560 Pages
ISBN 9781138665422 - CAT# Y230247

USD$225.00

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Summary

Successive waves of global protest since 1999 have encouraged leading contemporary political theorists to argue that politics has fundamentally changed in the last twenty years, with a new type of politics gaining momentum over elite, representative institutions. The new politics is frequently described as radical, but what does radicalism mean for the conduct of politics?

Capturing the innovative practices of contemporary radicals, The Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics brings together leading academics and campaigners, to answer these questions and explore radicalism’s meaning to their practice. In the 35 chapters written for this collection, they collectively develop a picture of radicalism by investigating the intersections of activism and contemporary political theory. Across their experiences, the authors articulate radicalism’s critical politics and discuss how diverse movements support and sustain each other. Together they provide a wide-ranging account of the tensions, overlaps and promise of radical politics, while utilising scholarly literatures on grass-roots populism to present a novel analysis of the relationship between radicalism and populism.

The Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics serves as a key reference for students and scholars interested in the politics and ideas of contemporary activist movements.

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