In this time of economic, ecological and social crises, a diverse array of collective movements carry the possibilities of deep democratization and alternative futures. A World to Win brings these movements alive as agents of history-in-the-making. It situates Quebec student strikers, Indigenous resistance and resurgence, Occupy, workers, migrant, feminist and queer movements and many others in their struggle against the hegemonic institutions of capitalism. Using theory and case studies, this book articulates the particular histories and structures facing social movements while also building bridges to comprehensive analyses of our current era of crisis and change—in Canada and the world.

Contributors to A World to Win include well-known political and social theorists, activist-intellectuals who have made significant contributions to movement politics and emerging voices in this field. Bridging the conceptual and the practical, this book will be of value to activists whose interventions can be sharpened through critical reflection and to students and scholars who will find pathways to activism.

Subject Social Science/Sociology                                                           Political Science/Canadian/Democracy
Published June 2016
Formats ePub
Price $9.99 CDN
ISBN-10 1894037774
ISBN-13 9781894037778

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About the Editors

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 Expose, Oppose, Propose: Alternative Policy Groups in the Struggle for Global Justice, 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.

Kanchan Sarker teaches Sociology at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan. He also taught at the Dept. of Political Science, York University. He was a researcher at the Sociological Research Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, from 1990-2001. He works on social movements, neoliberalism, inequality and India and publishes in national and international journals.