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Social Movements and State Power

Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador

by James Petras

  • 143 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by Pluto Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Political structures: democracy,
  • 21st century,
  • History: World,
  • Case studies,
  • Public Policy - Social Policy,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Political participation,
  • Latin America,
  • Latin America - General,
  • Political History,
  • Political Science / Social Policy,
  • Bolivia,
  • Politics and government,
  • Social movements,
  • 1982-

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7955710M
    ISBN 100745324223
    ISBN 109780745324227

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Social movements have an elusive power but one that is altogether real. From the French and American revolutions to the post-Soviet, ethnic and terrorist movements of today, contentious politics exercises a fleeting but powerful influence on politics, society and international relations.

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By Alison Tahaizian Meuse, Asiatimes. James Petras is Professor Emeritus in Sociology at Binghamton University, New York. He is the author of numerous works on Latin America and global development, including Revolutionary Social Change in Colombia (Pluto, ) and Social Movements and State Power (Pluto, ).

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