Activism, Inc.: How the Outsourcing of Grassroots Campaigns by Dana Fisher PDF

By Dana Fisher

ISBN-10: 0804752176

ISBN-13: 9780804752176

Activism, Inc. introduces the United States to an more and more normal political actor: the canvasser. She's the twenty-something with the clipboard, preventing you in the street or knocking in your door, the foot soldier of political campaigns.

Granted unparalleled entry to the "People's Project," an unknown but influential association riding left-leaning grassroots politics, Dana Fisher tells the real tale of outsourcing politics in the USA. just like the significant businesses that outsourced their customer support to businesses in a foreign country, the grassroots campaigns of nationwide revolutionary movements—including Greenpeace, the Sierra membership, store the kids, and the Human Rights Campaign—have been outsourced at diversified instances to this unmarried association. through the 2004 presidential crusade, the Democratic social gathering an analogous outsourcing version for his or her canvassing.

Fisher examines the heritage and motive in the back of political outsourcing at the Left, weaving jointly frank interviews with canvassers, high-ranking political officers around the political spectrum, and People's venture administration. She compares all of this to the grassroots efforts at the correct, which stay firmly grounded in groups and native politics.

This e-book deals a chilling overview of the implications of political outsourcing. Connecting area people at the streets all through the US to the nationwide companies and political campaigns that make up innovative politics, it indicates what occurs to the passionate younger activists outsourced to the consumers of Activism, Inc.

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