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Mirrors or Mirage

Political Parties and Grassroots Movements

From: Quiet No More


Chapter four surveys the relationship between progressive political parties and grassroots activism; a case is made that a grassroots influence in electoral politics is emerging, but one vulnerable to disruption by larger forces. An important choice that will bear upon the fortunes of each of the instances I discuss is the emphasis Left parties place on movement inspired practices.



Joel D. Harden

JOEL D. HARDEN works as a social justice consultant in Ottawa and currently teaches at Carleton University in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. During his term as Adjunct Professor at Brock University he served as union liaison for its Centre for Labour Studies. He is an advisory board member for Our Times Magazine and has written numerous academic and general articles. He lives in Ottawa.