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People Power in an Era of Global Crisis : Rebellion, Resistance and Liberation.

Author: Barry K Gills; Kevin Gray
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Third world quarterly (Series)
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A quarter of a century has now passed since the historic popular uprising that led to the overthrow of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. The mass movement known as the ""People Power Revolution"" was not only pivotal to the democratic transition within the Philippines, but it also became an inspiration for subsequent mass movements leading to further democratic transitions throughout the Third  Read more...
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Gills, Barry K.
People Power in an Era of Global Crisis : Rebellion, Resistance and Liberation.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry K Gills; Kevin Gray
ISBN: 9781317967439 1317967437
OCLC Number: 863822444
Notes: From communist dissidence to neoliberal conformism.
Description: 1 online resource (501 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Citation Information; Preface: People Power is Alive and Well; Notes on contributor; 1. Introduction: People Power in the Era of Global Crisis: rebellion, resistance, and liberation; Low intensity democracy in the 21st century; The historical dialectics of capital and resistance; Notes; Notes on contributors; 2. (Re)constructing Popular Power in Our America: Venezuela and the regionalisation of 'revolutionary democracy' in the ALBA-TCP space; Popular power and democratic socialism. 'Protagonistic revolutionary democracy' and '21st century socialism'Popular Power; Regionalising popular power in the ALBA-TCP space; Conclusion; Notes; Notes on contributor; 3. South African People Power since the mid-1980s: two steps forward, one back; Situating sites of people power; South Africa's civic movement, 1980s-1994; Civic demobilisation and social movement remobilisation; Decommodification, de-globalisation of capital and globalisation of people; Notes; Notes on contributor; 4. Democracy and People Power in Africa: still searching for the 'political kingdom' Locating the struggle for democracy in Africa in a historical contextPhase I: the nationalist period; Phase II: the post-independence experience with development and nation building; Phase III: the post-1980s experience with market-oriented reform; Phase IV: the post-1990 drive towards democracy; Democracy as an ideology of domination; In search of an emanicipatory African national project; Rebuilding the democratic state; Overcoming the neoliberal imperialist challenge: how to secure policy space; The residual option; Conclusion; Notes; Notes on contributor. 5. The Dilemmas of Korea's New Democracy in an Age of Neoliberal GlobalisationThe mode of democratic transition in South Korea; Regime change and the mobilisation of conservative civil society; The rise of conservative civil society; Candlelight demonstration and illiberal democracy; Concluding remarks; Notes; Notes on contributor; 6. Competing Ideologies of Political Representation in Southeast Asia; Political regimes: analytical frameworks; Filling the vacuum with populism; Consensus representation in Singapore; Challenging ethnic localism; Conclusion; Notes; Notes on contributor. 7. Democracy@internet.org Revisited: analysing the socio-political impact of the internet and new social media in East AsiaMethods; Use of the internet and demographic profile; Data on new social media and social networking; New social media and the impact of the internet in China and Malaysia; Assessment; Concluding remarks; Notes; Notes on contributor; 8. Opposing Neoliberalism? Poland's renewed populism and post-communist transition; Contextualising populism and the social impact of neoliberalisation: a Gramscian critical political economy approach.
Series Title: Third world quarterly (Series)
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A quarter of a century has now passed since the historic popular uprising that led to the overthrow of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines. The mass movement known as the ""People Power Revolution"" was not only pivotal to the democratic transition within the Philippines, but it also became an inspiration for subsequent mass movements leading to further democratic transitions throughout the Third World and in the former Communist bloc in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. However, the neoliberal economic policies subsequently pursued by newly democratic governments throug.

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