EBOOK Rethinking Revolution New Strategies for Democracy Social JusticeThe Experiences of Eritrea South Africa Palestine Nicaragua author Dan Connell
This book is a voyage into the thick of unfinished debates and dialogues among frontline activists over how to unify the thick of unfinished debates and dialogues among frontline activists over how to unify transform their societies in the direction of reater economic social and political euality at a time when the political tide in much of the world seems to be moving in the opposite direction Connell looks at the programs and animating visions of four revolutionary movements and asks what they have learned from their own and others' experiences since the end of from their own and others' experiences since the end of Cold War and how their thinking has evolved or not
achieve their objectives His central theme is what and what doesn't in making of social and
TO ACHIEVE THEIR OBJECTIVES HIS CENTRAL THEME IS WHAT
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d external factors What are its economic and social components as well as its various political forms To what degree is it shaped by particular socio economic historic and cultural
various political forms To what degree is it shaped by particular socio economic historic and cultural How much is popular participation essential to the practice of democracy and how can it be fostered in a non manipulative manner while yet retaining its substance These are some of the uestions that drive the exchanges running through this book Rethinking Revolution offers a window into some of the most creative thinking on how to work for popular democracy and social justice some of the most creative thinking on how to work for popular democracy and social justice the post Cold War eraand what democracy and social justice mean toda. Olitical revolution Drawing from the successes and failures of the movements of all four countries he argues that democracy both in terms of the character of society itself and within the political movements that propose to transform it is as central to the success of a post Cold War revolutionary project as justice But what do we by democracy Is it the success of a post Cold War revolutionary project as justice But what do mean by democracy Is it to a new set of recipes Is it an identifiable rite of passage through which a nation passesa ateway to a higher stage of development Or is it like nation building a process that ebbs and flows unevenly and AT TIMES ERRATICALLY DEPENDENT UPON OFTEN UNPREDICTABLE INTERNAL
times erratically dependent upon often unpredictable internal .