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Response to Peter J. Spiro's review of Social Movements for Global Democracy

Smith, J (2009) Response to Peter J. Spiro's review of Social Movements for Global Democracy. Perspectives on Politics, 7 (2). 383 - ?. ISSN 1537-5927

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Peter Spiro's portrayal of my book Beyond Citizenship illustrates the very problem we have in confronting the underlying causes of global crises and envisioning alternatives to existing models of governance. Legal scholar and activist Boaventura de Sousa Santos argued quite cogently in 2007 that the struggle for global social justice is also a struggle for global cognitive justice (“Beyond Abyssal Thinking: From Global Lines to Ecologies of Knowledges,” Eurozine, at In order to succeed, this struggle requires a new kind of thinking. Such new thinking is apparent in many contemporary social movements, but academic training and practice inhibits our ability to appreciate the wisdom of those deemed less worthy to speak to the grand questions of our day. © 2009, American Political Science Association. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
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Smith, Jjgsmith@pitt.eduJGSMITH0000-0002-4808-0391
Date: 1 January 2009
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Perspectives on Politics
Volume: 7
Number: 2
Page Range: 383 - ?
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1017/s1537592709090938
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Sociology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1537-5927
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Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2014 16:57
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2019 16:55


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