What Is Radical Politics Today?

Paperback | December 15, 2009

EditorJonathan Pugh

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A crisis makes you rethink your life. The recent economic crisis is no exception. All of us are now thinking how the world could be run differently. Despite this, a radical alternative has hardly emerged to mobilize the masses. Written for the public and students, this book explores the character and spirit of radical politics in our times.

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A crisis makes you rethink your life. The recent economic crisis is no exception. All of us are now thinking how the world could be run differently. Despite this, a radical alternative has hardly emerged to mobilize the masses. Written for the public and students, this book explores the character and spirit of radical politics in our t...

JONATHAN PUGH is Senior Academic Fellow in Territorial Governance at Newcastle University, UK. He is Director of 'The Spaces of Democracy and the Democracy of Space' network. This examines the character and spirit of radical politics today, operating through 15 institutions globally.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.59 × 5.38 × 0.72 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023023626X

ISBN - 13:9780230236264

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Table of Contents

What is Radical Politics Today?; J.Pugh
PART I: GRAND VISIONS
Getting to the Roots of Radical Politics Today; Z.Bauman
What Happened to Radical Humanism?; F.Furedi
Victim of Success: Green Politics Today; P.Kingsnorth
Radicalism Against the Masses; J.Heartfield
Moving Targets and Political Judgements; T.Carver
The Forces Shaping Radical Politics Today; C.Short
Resistance after the Spatial Turn; E.W.Soja
PART II: NEW FORMS OF RADICAL POLITICS
Questioning Global Political Activism; D.Chandler
Rethinking Political Organization; H.Wainwright
Iraq, Trauma and Dissent in Visual Culture; D.Apel
Radicalism, Writ Large and Small; M.J.Watts
Continuing the Struggle in Hard Times; J.Toynbee
A Politics of Commitment; J.Martin
Beyond Gesture, Beyond Pragmatism; J.Gilbert & J.Littler
Invention and Hard Work; D.Massey
PART III: DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENCE
Progressivism Reinvigorated; G.McLennan
In Defense of Multicultural Citizenship; T.Modood
New Left and Old Far Right: Tolerating the Intolerable; N.Cohen
Clashing the Civilizations; A.Saeed & D.Bates
Radicalism is Nostalgia; A.Bonnett
Universal Conditions: Modern Childhood; K.Worpole
A New Politics of Innovation; S.Jasanoff
Universities are Radical; N.Thrift
PART IV: THE ROLE OF THE STATE
Anarchism; S.Newman
The Importance of Engaging the State; C.Mouffe
Common-Sense Beyond the Neo-Liberal State; D.Featherstone
Democracy, the State and Capitalism Today; A.Colás & J.Edwards
Tackling the Supplicant State; D.Boyle
The Potential for a Progressive State?; S.Sassen