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- PublicationBook Review: Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Black Women Against the Land Grab: The Fight for Racial Justice in Brazil(Sage, 2016-05-11)This book is an ethnographic work conducted at Gamboa de Baixo neighbourhood in the Northeast of Brazil, a poor Black century-old fishing community. Keisha-Khan Perry’s study is centred on the daily struggles of the women in the leadership of this community, exploring the central role of community-based Black politics, specifically Black women fighting to avoid eviction from their land and for social rights such as water and dignified housing.
- PublicationReview: Curtailing corruption: People power for accountability and justice(Interface Journal, 2016-11)Making politics more open and transparent is one of the main challenges for civil society. In Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice, Beyerle puts together an interesting text that describes and analyses different approaches to fight corruption around the globe. To that end, she uses a mixed methods approach and a variety of case studies. From Latin America to Asia, this book sharply dissects social movements and civil society strategies to abolish corruption in different social contexts. Going beyond geographic boundaries, the author lays out an important analysis on theories of new social movements.