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Book review: protest Inc.: the corporatization of activism edited by Peter Dauvergne and Genevieve LeBaron

Hensby, Alex (2014) Book review: protest Inc.: the corporatization of activism edited by Peter Dauvergne and Genevieve LeBaron. LSE Review of Books (17 May 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How can political activism make more of an impact? In Protest Inc., Peter Dauvergne and Genevieve LeBaron argue that the corporatization of protest has left us today with little more than an illusion of activism; one that serves citizens’ restless desire to do something (albeit on their own terms), but one that ultimately fails to get to the root cause of most global problems. This is an angry, frustrated and pessimistic attack on the current state of protest and activism, writes Alex Hensby, but what we are to do about it, nobody seems to know. Provocative reading for readers interested in protest politics and the future of NGOs and social movements.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 10:30
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57487

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