Creative Participation

Creative Participation

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Creative Participation presents the theory and practice of new innovative forms of political participation.Examples covered in the book include consumers engaging in political shopping, capitalists building green developments, UK Muslim youth campaigning on the internet, Sicilian housewives taking on the Mafia, young evangelical ministers becoming concerned with social change and vegetarians making political statements.The authors show how in these new campaigns individuals swarm like honeybees around particular issues, causing those in power to sit up and take notice. This is the essential guide to the new politics of participation.It includes writing letters in support of animal rights to businesses and media corporations, targeting politicians, calling radio talk shows ... the organization, making cruelty-free investments, procuring cruelty-free supplies for onea#39;s own business, using coffee ... The highest level is aquot;make a commitmentaquot; by volunteering time and energy to spread the word about animal rights ... Creating an Opportunity Structure for Vegetarianism Animal welfare and animal rights organizations offer ethicalanbsp;...

Title:Creative Participation
Author:Michele Micheletti, Andrew S. McFarland
Publisher:Paradigm Pub - 2011


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