For years, intellectuals have argued that, with the triumph of capitalist, liberal democracy, the Western World has reached "the end of history." Recently, however, there has been a rise of authoritarian politics in many countries. Concepts of post-democracy, anti-politics, and the like are gaining currency in theoretical and political debate. Now ......
Media, Politics, and the Struggle for Post-Capitalist Democracy
In the United States and much of the world there is a palpable depression about the prospect of overcoming the downward spiral created by the tyranny of wealth and privilege and establishing a truly democratic and sustainable society. It threatens to become self-fulfilling. In this trailblazing new book, award-winning author Robert W. McChesney ......
Taking a view of inequality as encompassing the distribution of wealth, risk, status, and well-being, this work explores how institutions, individuals, and coalitions contribute to the often surprising twists and turns of distributive politics. It identifies a variety of psychological and institutional factors that influence distributive outcomes.
Legislative Life and the Meaning of Public Service
Through moving personal interviews, the author allows legislators to tell their own stories about how and why they came to politics, the experience of serving in their state legislature, their decisions to stay or leave, and the many trials they face in the name of public service. He contends that these politicians do have the public good in mind.
This book uses an ethnographic study of one gay community's responses to AIDS to illustrate a radical democratic understanding of citizenship in contemporary society, analysing specific forms of AIDS organising and activism in Vancouver, British Colombia.