By Dana Fisher
Granted remarkable entry to the "People's Project," an unknown but influential association riding left-leaning grassroots politics, Dana Fisher tells the genuine tale of outsourcing politics in the US. just like the significant firms that outsourced their customer support to businesses in a foreign country, the grassroots campaigns of nationwide revolutionary movementsincluding Greenpeace, the Sierra membership, store the youngsters, and the Human Rights Campaignhave been outsourced at assorted occasions to this unmarried association. throughout the 2004 presidential crusade, the Democratic celebration the same outsourcing version for his or her canvassing.
Fisher examines the historical past and motive at 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 undertaking administration. She compares all of this to the grassroots efforts at the correct, which stay firmly grounded in groups and native politics.
This publication bargains a chilling assessment of the implications of political outsourcing. Connecting area people at the streets all through the United States to the nationwide organisations and political campaigns that make up revolutionary politics, it exhibits what occurs to the passionate younger activists outsourced to the consumers of Activism, Inc.
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