Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere

Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere The New Global Revolutions

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

About the Publisher

Verso

Verso

Verso Books is the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world, publishing one hundred books a year.

Book information

ISBN: 9781844678518
Publisher: Verso UK
Imprint: Verso
Pub date:
DEWEY: 909.8312
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 237
Weight: 395g
Height: 229mm
Width: 155mm
Spine width: 20mm