Why It s Still Kicking Off Everywhere The New Global Revolutions

Why It s Still Kicking Off Everywhere  The New Global Revolutions

Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people. In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores the causes and consequences of this great unrest.

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844670284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people. In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores the causes and consequences of this great unrest. From Cairo to Athens, Wall Street and Westminster to Manila, Mason goes in search of the changes in society, technology and human behaviour that have propelled a generation onto the streets in search of social justice. In a narrative that blends historical insight with first-person reportage, Mason shines a light on these new forms of activism, from the vast, agile networks of cyberprotest to the culture wars and tent camps of the #occupy movement. The events, says Mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new political alternatives to elite rule and global poverty.
Categories: Business & Economics

Why It s Still Kicking Off Everywhere

Why It s Still Kicking Off Everywhere

The next morning I wrote a blog post based on the conversation: 'Twenty Reasons Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere' (see page 63). It went viral.

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781682456

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Originally published in 2012 to wide acclaim, this updated edition, Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere, includes coverage of the most recent events in the wave of revolt and revolution sweeping the planet—riots in Athens, student occupations in the UK, Quebec and Moscow, the emergence of the Occupy Movement and the tumult of the Arab Spring. Economic crisis, social networking and a new political consciousness have come together to ignite a new generation of radicals. BBC journalist and author Paul Mason combines the anecdotes gleaned through first-hand reportage with political, economic and historical analysis to tell the story of today’s networked revolution. Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere not only addresses contemporary struggles, it provides insights into the future of global revolt.
Categories: Political Science

Occupy Everything

Occupy Everything

The essays in Occupy Everything further elaborate or take inspiration from Mason's '20 Reasons.

Author: Alessio Lunghi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1570272514

Category: Philosophy

Page: 96

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Penned after the 2010 European student unrest and before what is now commonly referred to as the `Arab Spring' began to escalate, BBC Newsnight economist Paul Mason's 20 Reasons Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere sought to establish an understanding of the motivations behind these globally disparate, yet somehow connected struggles. Occupy Everything! Is a collection of essays that further explores these 20 reasons, in an attempt to better understand our turbulent present.
Categories: Philosophy

Why It s Kicking Off Everywhere

Why It s Kicking Off Everywhere

bling you see wherever easy money flows. This is Obama's fiscal and monetary stimulus in action: it has engorged the military and— by boosting the global ...

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844678891

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people. In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores the causes and consequences of this great unrest. From Cairo to Athens, Wall Street and Westminster to Manila, Mason goes in search of the changes in society, technology and human behavior that have propelled a generation onto the streets in search of social justice. In a narrative that blends historical insight with first-person reportage, Mason shines a light on these new forms of activism, from the vast, agile networks of cyberprotest to the culture wars and tent camps of the #occupy movement. The events, says Mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new political alternatives to elite rule and global poverty.
Categories: Political Science

Why It s Kicking Off Everywhere The New Global Revolutions

Why It s Kicking Off Everywhere  The New Global Revolutions

bling you see wherever easy money flows. This is Obama's fiscal and monetary stimulus in action: it has engorged the military and— by boosting the global ...

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844678518

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

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Incisive grassroots account of the new global revolutions by acclaimed BBC journalist. The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people. In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores the causes and consequences of this great unrest. From Cairo to Athens, Wall Street and Westminster to Manila, Mason goes in search of the changes in society, technology and human behavior that have propelled a generation onto the streets in search of social justice. In a narrative that blends historical insight with first-person reportage, Mason shines a light on these new forms of activism, from the vast, agile networks of cyberprotest to the culture wars and tent camps of the #occupy movement. The events, says Mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new political alternatives to elite rule and global poverty.
Categories: Political Science

Why It s Kicking Off Everywhere The New Global Revolutions

Why It s Kicking Off Everywhere  The New Global Revolutions

Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people. In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores the causes and consequences of this great unrest.

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1844678512

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 154

Incisive grassroots account of the new global revolutions by acclaimed BBC journalist. The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people. In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores the causes and consequences of this great unrest. From Cairo to Athens, Wall Street and Westminster to Manila, Mason goes in search of the changes in society, technology and human behavior that have propelled a generation onto the streets in search of social justice. In a narrative that blends historical insight with first-person reportage, Mason shines a light on these new forms of activism, from the vast, agile networks of cyberprotest to the culture wars and tent camps of the #occupy movement. The events, says Mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new political alternatives to elite rule and global poverty.
Categories: Political Science

Twenty First Century Inequality Capitalism Piketty Marx and Beyond

Twenty First Century Inequality   Capitalism  Piketty  Marx and Beyond

Beyond this assumption of individual authority over the matter of debt, ... 2013) 84 Paul Mason, Why It's (Still) Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004357044

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

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Twenty-First Century Inequality & Capitalism: Piketty, Marx and Beyond is a collection of critical essays on the economist’s iconic 2014 book, from the perspective of critical theory, global political economy or public sociology, mostly drawn from the Marxist tradition.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity

Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity

'Why it's still kicking off everywhere by Paul Mason – review'. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/feb/17/ paul-mason-kicking-off-review.

Author: David Berry

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317156284

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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In 2008 another economic crisis emerged in the long history of capitalism which created a period of ‘austerity economics’ across many nations. Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity examines how austerity has impacted upon cultural politics in relation to understanding how established power is both maintained and challenged. The book begins by detailing the meaning of cultural politics before exploring themes such as media discourse, austerity narratives, class, cultural hegemony/government policymaking, social movements and the European Union, and left responses to austerity. It also includes chapters tracing cultural politics in Spain, with a focus on anti-austerity movements and the relationship between austerity and Spanish football. Cultural Politics in the Age of Austerity assesses the impact of a range of cultural/political forms concerning the dynamics of society and relations of power during times of crisis. As such, it will appeal to scholars of culture, media, politics, philosophy, sociology and social psychology.
Categories: Social Science

Islam and Democracy after the Arab Spring

Islam and Democracy after the Arab Spring

Paul Mason, Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. 2nd ed. London: Verso, 2013, p. 66. Ibid., p. 72.

Author: John L. Esposito

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190263775

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The landscape of the Middle East has changed dramatically since 2011, as have the political arena and the discourse around democracy. In Islam and Democracy after the Arab Spring, John L. Esposito, John Voll, and Tamara Sonn examine the state of democracy in Muslim-majority societies today. Applying a twenty-first century perspective to the question of whether Islam is "compatible" with democracy, they redirect the conversation toward a new politics of democracy that transcends both secular authoritarianism and Political Islam. While the opposition movements of the Arab Spring vary from country to country, each has raised questions regarding equality, economic justice, democratic participation, and the relationship between Islam and democracy in their respective countries. Does democracy require a secular political regime? Are religious movements the most effective opponents of authoritarian secularist regimes? Esposito, Voll, and Sonn examine these questions and shed light on how these opposition movements reflect the new global realities of media communication and sources of influence and power. Positioned for a broad readership of scholars and students, policy-makers, and media experts, Islam and Democracy after the Arab Spring will quickly become a go-to for all who watch the Middle East, inside and outside of academia.
Categories: Religion

PostCapitalism

PostCapitalism

This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape, rather than simply react to, seismic change.

Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141975306

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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From Paul Mason, the award-winning Channel 4 presenter, Postcapitalism is a guide to our era of seismic economic change, and how we can build a more equal society. Over the past two centuries or so, capitalism has undergone continual change - economic cycles that lurch from boom to bust - and has always emerged transformed and strengthened. Surveying this turbulent history, Paul Mason wonders whether today we are on the brink of a change so big, so profound, that this time capitalism itself, the immensely complex system by which entire societies function, has reached its limits and is changing into something wholly new. At the heart of this change is information technology: a revolution that, as Mason shows, has the potential to reshape utterly our familiar notions of work, production and value; and to destroy an economy based on markets and private ownership - in fact, he contends, it is already doing so. Almost unnoticed, in the niches and hollows of the market system, whole swathes of economic life are changing.. Goods and services that no longer respond to the dictates of neoliberalism are appearing, from parallel currencies and time banks, to cooperatives and self-managed online spaces. Vast numbers of people are changing their behaviour, discovering new forms of ownership, lending and doing business that are distinct from, and contrary to, the current system of state-backed corporate capitalism. In this groundbreaking book Mason shows how, from the ashes of the recent financial crisis, we have the chance to create a more socially just and sustainable global economy. Moving beyond capitalism, he shows, is no longer a utopian dream. This is the first time in human history in which, equipped with an understanding of what is happening around us, we can predict and shape, rather than simply react to, seismic change.
Categories: Political Science

The Universities We Need

The Universities We Need

He is right to say that we must be constantly asking questions about the world, ... Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions.

Author: Stephen Heap

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781134759941

Category: Religion

Page: 200

View: 393

Increasing numbers of young adults go to university. This book explores contemporary understandings of what universities are for, what impact they might be having on their students, and what visions of life and society are driving them. It criticises a narrow view of higher education which focuses on serving the economy. It argues that, for the sake of the common and individual good, universities need to be about forming citizens and societies as well as being an economic resource. It does so in the light of theological perspectives mainly from the Christian but also from the Muslim faith, and has a global as well as a British perspective. It brings together key thinkers in theology and higher education policy - including Rowan Williams, David Ford, Mike Higton, and Peter Scott - to present a unique perspective on institutions which help shape the lives of millions.
Categories: Religion

The Revolution That Wasn t

The Revolution That Wasn   t

1 (1998): 47–56; Paul Mason, Why It's Still Kicking off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions (London: Verso, 2013). 11. For instance, John D. H. Downing, ...

Author: Jen Schradie

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674972339

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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In this counterintuitive study of digital democracy, Jen Schradie shows how the web has become another weapon in the arsenal of the powerful, and a potent weapon for conservative activists. Rather than leveling the playing field, the internet has tilted it in favor of the Right, where only the most sophisticated and well-funded players can compete.
Categories: Social Science

Protest

Protest

... and its sister book Beautiful Rising edited by Juman Abujbara, ... Nonviolence by Mark Kurlansky; Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere by Paul Mason; ...

Author: Alice Haworth-Booth

Publisher: Pavilion Children's

ISBN: 9781843655176

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 168

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Illustrated by award-winner Emily Haworth-Booth, and written by Emily and her sister Alice, this book is a timely history of peaceful protests from around the world - from 1170 BCE to the present day. Protest has changed the planet - from Roman times to today, ordinary people have stood up for what they believe in and made the world a better place. Children are more likely now than ever before to make a peaceful stand against what they believe is wrong in the world. The time is right for a book that sets out the history of protest and how it has changed our society. This book covers the global history of protest from 1170 BCE, when workers on the pyramids in Egypt went on strike for more food, to the present day, with the school strikes for climate. From the women's march in Rome, through the peasants' revolt, the abolitionist movement and the suffragette movement right through to Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter. Also included are the Native American Ghost Dance, the Abolitionist Movement, Women's Suffrage Movement, anti-nuclear movement, the Stonewall riots, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Arab Spring, Hong Kong umbrella protests and much more. The book covers civil rights, women's rights, LGBTQI+ rights, anti-apartheid, environmental campaigns and more. It also looks at creative ways of protesting - theatrical interventions, singing protests, guerrilla gardening, tree-sitting, noisy protests and surreal happenings.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Class

Class

... Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere (Verso, 2013). 15 See Michael Yates' piece in the New Labor Forum on this issue. http://newlaborforum.cuny.

Author: Stanley Aronowitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780631224990

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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Using an innovative framework, Class: The Anthology examines the most important and influential writings on modern class relations. It brings together more than 30 selections rich in theory and empirical detail that span the working, middle, and capitalist classes. The editors use an interdisciplinary approach that combines scholarship from political economy, social history, and cultural studies. By bridging these three distinct traditions, they position the question of class within the larger theoretical framework of work and labor. The selections address the major historical events and developments within class relations in the US and also internationally. They illuminate important insights about the relationship between workers and capitalism, as well as key issues at the intersection of class, race, and gender. This new conception of class allows readers to make sense of modern class relations as well as the current crisis in the global capitalist system, from the Occupy Wall Street Movement to the explosion of Arab Spring and the emergence of class conflict in China.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements

Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. London: Verso. Mertes, T. & Bello, W.F. (2004). A Movement of Movements: Is Another World ...

Author: Cristina Flesher Fominaya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351025164

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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European social movements have become increasingly visible in recent years, generating intense public debates. From anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements to right-wing nationalist movements, these movements expose core conflicts around European democracy, identity, politics and society. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary European Social Movements offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of the analysis of European social movements, helping to orient scholars and students navigating a rapidly evolving field while developing a new agenda for research in the area. The book is divided into eight sections: Visions of Europe; Contemporary models of democracy; Historical evolution of major European movements; Feminism and sexualities; Movement diffusion within and beyond Europe; Anti-austerity movements; Technopolitical and media movements; and Movements, parties and movement-parties. Key theories and empirical trajectories of core movements, their central issues, debates and impacts are covered, with a focus on how these have influenced and been influenced by their European context. Democracy, and how social movements understand it, renew it, or undermine it, forms a core thread that runs through the book. Written in a clear and direct style, the Handbook provides a key resource for students and scholars hoping to understand the key debates and innovations unfolding in the heart of European social movements and how these affect broader debates on such areas as democracy, human rights, the right to the city, feminism, neoliberalism, nationalism, migration and European values, identity and politics. Extensive references and sources will direct readers to areas of further study.
Categories: Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Resistance

The SAGE Handbook of Resistance

Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. New York: Verso. McNeil, Legs and Gillian McCain (1996). Please Kill Me: The Uncensored ...

Author: David Courpasson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473959187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 530

View: 564

Chosen by Library Journal as one of the best reference texts of 2016. Occupy. Indignados. The Tea Party. The Arab Spring. Anonymous. These and other terms have become part of an emerging lexicon in recent years, signalling an important development that has gripped many parts of the world: millions of people are increasingly involved, whether directly or indirectly, in movements of resistance and protestation. However, resistance and its conceptual "companions”, protest, contestation, opposition, disobedience and mobilization, all seem to be still mostly seen in public and private discourses as illegitimate and problematic forms of action. The time is, therefore, ripe to delve into the concerns, themes and legitimacy. The SAGE Handbook of Resistance offers theoretical essays enabling readers to forge their own perspectives of what “is” resistance and emphasizes the empirical and experiential dimension of resistance - making strong choices in terms of how contemporary topics related to resistance help to rethink our societies as “protest societies”. The coverage is divided into six key sub-sections: Foundations Sites of Resistance Technologies of Resistance Languages of Resistance Geographies of Resistance Consequences of Resistance
Categories: Business & Economics

Contesting Economic and Social Rights in Ireland

Contesting Economic and Social Rights in Ireland

70 Mason, 2013, Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere; see also Stéphane Hessel, 2011, Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous! New York: Hachette.

Author: Thomas Murray

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316684177

Category: Law

Page:

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This book presents a political understanding of socio-economic rights by contextualising constitution-makers' and judges' decision-making in terms of Ireland's rich history of people's struggles for justice 'from below' between 1848 and the present. Its theoretical framework incorporates critical legal studies and world-systems analysis. It performs a critical discourse analysis of constitution-making processes in 1922 and 1937 as well as subsequent property, trade union, family and welfare rights case law. It traces the marginalisation of socio-economic rights in Ireland from specific, local and institutional factors to the contested balance of core-peripheral and social relations in the world-system. The book demonstrates the endurance of ideological understandings of state constitutionalism as inherently neutral between interests. Unemployed marches, housing protestors and striking workers, however, provided important challenges and oppositional discourses. Recognising these enduring forms of power and ideology is vital if we are to assess critically the possibilities and limits of contesting socio-economic rights today.
Categories: Law

Civic Activism Unleashed

Civic Activism Unleashed

Definitive works in this vein include D. della Porta and M. Diani, ... 2012); P. Mason, Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions ...

Author: Richard Youngs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190931728

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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One of the signal events in global politics in the last decade has been the transformation of political and civic activism. Not only is the new activism qualitatively different in character from what it was in 2000; its intensity and frequency have dramatically increased. Activists are developing a new type of civic movement, applying innovative forms of direct action against governments and often operating without leaders or even any well-defined set of aims. In Civic Activism Unleashed, Carnegie scholar Richard Youngs examines the changing shape of contemporary civic activism. He shows how the emerging civic activism has important implications for the whole concept of civil society-and for the relationship between citizens, political institutions, and states. Youngs contends that the rise and spread of these new forms of direct-action civic activism, and the way the trend has driven the dramatic events in global politics in recent years, requires us to update our understanding of what civil society actually is and which types of organizations are in its vanguard. He further looks at the global impact of recent civic activism and offers a set of variables to help explain cases of success and failure. Youngs' larger aim is to explore in depth the new forms of civic activism that are emerging around the world and assess how they differ from more established practices of civil society activity. Theoretically ambitious and global in scope, Civic Activism Unleashed forces us to reconsider the nature of contemporary social and civic activism and how it is reshaping contentious politics in countries across the world.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

This is of course not limited to Hong Kong: in Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere (2013), Paul Mason reflected on the global wave of protest and ...

Author: Gary D. Rawnsley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317635918

Category: Social Science

Page: 486

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The study of Chinese media is a field that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate. Not only are the Chinese media a fascinating subject for analysis in their own right, but they also offer scholars and students a window to observe multi-directional flows of information, culture and communications within the contexts of globalization and regionalization. Moreover, the study of Chinese media provides an invaluable opportunity to test and refine the variety of communications theories that researchers have used to describe, analyse, compare and contrast systems of communications. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media is a prestigious reference work providing an overview of the study of Chinese media. Gary and Ming-Yeh Rawnsley bring together an interdisciplinary perspective with contributions by an international team of renowned scholars on subjects such as television, journalism and the internet and social media. Locating Chinese media within a regional setting by focusing on ‘Greater China’, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas Chinese communities; the chapters highlight the convergence of media and platforms in the region; and emphasise the multi-directional and trans-national character of media/information flows in East Asia. Contributing to the growing de-westernization of media and communications studies; this handbook is an essential and comprehensive reference work for students of all levels and scholars in the fields of Chinese Studies and Media Studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Public and Their Platforms

The Public and Their Platforms

Margetts , H. ( 2017b ) Democracy is dead: long live democracy! ... Mason , P. ( 2012 ) Why it's Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The new global revolutions .

Author: Carrigan, Mark

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781529201055

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Cutting across multiple disciplines, this book maps out a new role for the public sociologist in the post-COVID world. It envisions a new kind of public sociology that brings together “the digital” and the “physical” to create public spaces where critical scholarship and active civic engagement can meet in a mutually reinforcing way.
Categories: Computers