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Income Inequality is Detrimental to Political and Civil Equality

“Money provides power and power provides freedom”, asserted C. Wright Mills in his masterpiece The Power Elite sixty years ago (1956: 162). In shadow of recent several decades of globalization and neoliberalism, University of Utah researcher Wade Cole took Mills’ argument a step further and … Continue reading

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Inspiring Victory of Grassroots Activism: Chile to Have Free Higher Education

Due to enduring civil, student-led protests, Chile to have free higher education. This is a huge victory to grassroots activism and social movements. The ‘Chilean Winter’ started in August 2011. A series of ongoing student-led protests across Chile have been sweeping throughout the … Continue reading

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The Value of Nothing and Market Society

In The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, an award-winning academic and activist Raj Patel (University of Texas) reveals the hidden ecological and social costs of a hamburger (as much as $200), and asks how we … Continue reading

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How does “naming and shaming” by Social Movements influence corporations? The effects of anti-sweatshop campaigns during the the 1990s on U.S. firms.

Recent work suggests that movements can inflict material damage on their targets and shape categories of evaluation in organizational fields. Extending these ideas,  in “Movements, Markets and Fields: The Effects of Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns on US Firms, 1993-2000” (free access) Tim … Continue reading

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