Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781783606030 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783606047 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Expose, Oppose, Propose

Transnational Alternative Policy Groups and Global Civil Society

William K. Carroll

Expose, Oppose, Propose

William K. Carroll

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216 pages | 5 x 9 | © 2015
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781783606030 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783606047 Published August 2016 For sale in North and South America only
If we follow the neoliberal script, we’re all consumers, happily salving our discontent in a hypermarket where money is the only language. For the majority of the people in the world, however, that image translates into a much less pleasant reality: a precarious and impoverished life.

Is there a way to break free of that worldview? Yes, says William K. Carroll, and Expose, Oppose, Propose shows how. Detailing the work over the past four decades of transnational alternative policy groups (TAPGs), Carroll shows how these think tanks have generated ideas and resources for resistance through dialogue with the social movements that are on the forefront of the battle for global justice. He offers close analyses of a number of groups, showing how each is distinct and autonomous, but he also pulls back to examine the larger framework in which all the groups operate, one that advocates and envisions true alternatives for global society. 
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Challenges and responses
Chapter 3: Alternative projects and cognitive praxis
Chapter 4: The repertoire of alternative knowledge production and mobilization: modes of cognitive praxis
Chapter 5: The repertoire of alternative knowledge production and mobilization: a compendium of practices
Chapter 6: Convergent visions: the ends of alternative knowledge
References
Review Quotes
Leslie Sklair, London School of Economics
“With this penetrating study of transnational alternative policy groups, Carroll and his colleagues demonstrate that while they are embedded within a network of hegemonic institutions they can also mediate between movements and media, between counterpublics and general publics, and go beyond resistance into the realm of counter-hegemonic politics and the struggle for global justice.”
Ariel Salleh, activist and author of Eco-Sufficiency & Global Justice
“In analysing the dual crisis of contemporary capitalism, Carroll skillfully weighs up the strategic dilemmas faced by transnational resistance movements seeking global alternatives - and his sociological scholarship is second to none in its blend of political passion and exemplary empiricism.”
Peter Evans, University of California, Berkeley
“Refusing to be mesmerized by neoliberalism, Carroll has spent years probing the structures and practices of justice globalism. Careful, concrete investigation of a globally dispersed set of transnational alternative policy groups enables him to offer a sophisticated, synthetic characterization of their shared vision. Expose, Oppose, Propose is an indispensable guide for anyone trying to create the basis for a just and viable future.”
Mobilization
“Carroll successfully shows that TAPGs (transnational alternative policy groups) and their responses to the ongoing crises, move us beyond the defensive politics of resistance and localism to a politics of antipassive revolution and counterhegemony at a global level.”
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