Inspiring Participatory Democracy: Student Movements from Port Huron to Today (Hardcover)

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The famous 1962 Port Huron Statement by the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) introduced the concept of participatory democracy to popular discourse and practice. In Inspiring Participatory Democracy Tom Hayden, one of the principal architects of the statement, analyses its historical impact and relevance to today's movements. Inspiring Participatory Democracy includes the full transcript of the Port Huron statment and shows how it played an important role in the movements for black civil rights, against the Vietnam war and for the Freedom of Information Act. Published during the year of Port Huron's 50th anniversary, Inspiring Participatory Democracy will be of great interest to readers interested in social history, politics and social activism.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781612052618
ISBN-10: 1612052614
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 9th, 2012
Pages: 208
Language: English