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Universalize Power: Build the Democracy Movement

Book Chapter

· Democracy,Social Movements

"Capitalism is a system that empowers those who own capital and that constrains the possibilities for those who don’t own capital to govern themselves . . . How should we evaluate social change campaigns that demand justice for all— something that the current system cannot provide—and yet accept the continuation of that system? Some social change efforts do just that, ignoring the fact that in the end, one cannot universalize justice without also universalizing power. Yet others seek to universalize both justice and power. . . . Such movements to universalize and equalize power are more commonly known as democracy movements."​

Recently published in Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times, edited by Charles Derber, published by Routledge in July of 2017.

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