Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America (Google eBook)

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jul 11, 2008 - Political Science - 200 pages
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Argues that ordinary people exercise extraordinary political courage and power in American politics when, frustrated by politics as usual, they rise up in anger and hope, and defy the authorities and the status quo rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives. By doing so, they disrupt the workings of important institutions and become a force in American politics. Drawing on critical episodes in U.S. history, Piven shows that it is in fact precisely at those seismic moments when people act outside of political norms that they become empowered to their full democratic potential.
  

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Good book for introducing how social change occurs through a bottom-up process and how the interdependence of human beings allows those who seemingly have no power to cause change. Read full review

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Book Review: Challenging Authority by James Tracy‚ Apr. 18‚ 2007 Originally published in Beyond Chron (www.beyondchron.org) “How Ordinary People Change America” by Frances Fox Piven Too often ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 01
1
Chapter 02
19
Chapter 03
37
Chapter 04
55
Chapter 05
81
Chapter 06
109
Epilogue
139
Notes
147
Index
185
About the Author
195
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