|Author/Contributor(s):||Jasper, James M ; Elliott-Negri, Luke ; Jabola-Carolus, Isaac ; Kagan, Marc ; Mahlbacher, Jessica ; Weisskircher, Manès ; Zhelina, Anna|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
Gains and Losses show that movements usually produce a variety of effects, including recurring packages of gains and losses. They ask what kinds of trade-offs and dilemmas these packages reflect by looking at six empirical cases from around the world: Seattle's conflict over the $15 an hour minimum
wage; the establishment of participatory budgeting in New York City; a democratic insurgency inside New York City's Transport Workers' Union; a communist party's struggle to gain votes and also protect citizen housing in Graz, Austria; the internal movement tensions that led to Hong Kong's umbrella
occupation; and Russia's electoral reform movement embodied in Alexei Navalny. They not only examine the diverse players in these cases involved in politics and protest, but also the many strategic arenas in which they maneuver. While each of these movements made some remarkable gains, this book
shows how many also suffered losses, especially in the longer run.