- Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
- ISBN: 9781552668344
- Price: $25.00 CAD
- Publication Date: Jun 2016
- Rights: World
- Pages: 224
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Expose, Oppose, Propose
Cognitive Praxis in the Struggle for Global Justice
Since the 1970s, economic globalization has fuelled concerns that democracy is being hollowed out. Transnational social movements have developed as advocates of a “democratic globalization” that enriches human relations across space by empowering communities and citizens to participate in the full range of decisions that shape and govern their lives. Alongside and in support of these movements, transnational alternative policy groups (TAPGs) have emerged: think tanks that provide evidence-based critiques of neoliberal capitalism while promoting democratic alternatives to the corporate agenda of top-down globalization.
Expose, Oppose, Propose explores the networks, discourses and practices through which transnational alternative policy groups exert political and cultural influence and assesses the challenges they face as transnational change agents in an era of economic and ecological crisis. Based on in depth interviews with members of TAPGs from across the globe, this book illustrates the importance these organizations play in disseminating progressive, socially just knowledge in both mainstream and alternative media, collaborating with social movements and developing and implementing alternative ideas. As collective intellectuals of counter-hegemonic globalization, transnational alternative policy groups problematize borders and enclosures while providing the cognitive resources for both local changes and a strengthened capacity for just globalism.
Hegemony, Counter-Hegemony and Organic Crisis
Alternative Knowledge Projects and Cognitive Praxis
Networks of Cognitive Praxis: Embedding Post-Capitalist Alternatives?
Challenges and Responses
The Challenge of NGOization
The Repertoire of Alt KPM: Modes of Cognitive Praxis
The Repertoire of Alt KPM: Key Practices
Convergent Visions: The Ends of Alternative Knowledge
About the Author
William K. Carroll is a professor of Sociology at the University of Victoria, where he served as founding director of the Social Justice Studies Program. Among his recent books are The Making of a Transnational Capitalist Class: Corporate Power in the 21st Century, Remaking Media: The Struggle to Democratize Public Communication (co-authored with Bob Hackett) and Challenges and Perils: Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times. He has won the Canadian Sociological Association’s John Porter Prize twice for his books on the structure of corporate power in Canada.