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Public Power in the Age of Empire


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In her major address to the 99th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 16, 2004, Public Power in the Age of Empire, broadcast nationally on C-Span Book TV and on Democracy Now andAlternative Radio, writer Arundhati Roy brilliantly examines the limits to democracy in the world today. Bringing the same care to her prose that she brought to her Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, Roydiscusses the need for social movements to contest the occupation of Iraq and the reduction of democracy to elections with no meaningful alternatives allowed. She explores the dangers of the NGO-ization of resistance,shows how governments that block nonviolent dissent in fact encourage terrorism, and examines the role of the corporate media in marginalizing oppositional voices.


Discusses the nature of public power and the extent to which the citizens of any country are able to change the actions of their government.

Table of Contents

Introduction: empire, propaganda and public opinion / Simon J. Potter — The press and the dominant ideology of empire / John M. Mackenzie — Empire and the English press, c.1857-1914 / Simon J. Potter — The Scottish press and empire, 1850-1914 / Richard J. Finlay — Empire and the Welsh press / Aled Jones and Bill Jones — Mutiny or freedom fight? The 1857 Indian Mutiny and the Irish press / Jill C. Bender — The dog in the night-time: the Freeman's Journal, the Irish Parliamentary Party and the empire, 1875-1919 / Felix M. Larkin — The Irish Independent and empire, 1891-1919 / Patrick Maume — 'The view from Fleet Street': Irish nationalist journalists in London and their attitudes towards empire, 1892-1898 / Ian Sheehy — Nationalist and unionist responses to the British empire in the age of the South African War, 1899-1902 / Donal Lowry — An Irish perspective on empire: William Flavelle Monypenny / Jacqueline Beaumont — The South African War, empire and the Irish World, 1899-1902 / na N

Product Details

Seven Stories Press
Political Science : Public Policy - General
Roy, Arundhati
Political Science : Globalization
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Human Rig
History : Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Publication Date:
January 2011

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Education » Multicultural
History and Social Science » Military » Iraq War (2003-)
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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