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By Dana Fisher

Activism, Inc. introduces the USA to an more and more everyday political actor: the canvasser. She's the twenty-something with the clipboard, preventing you in the street or knocking in your door, the foot soldier of political campaigns.

Granted extraordinary entry to the "People's Project," an unknown but influential association using left-leaning grassroots politics, Dana Fisher tells the real tale of outsourcing politics in the US. just like the significant organizations that outsourced their customer support to businesses in another country, the grassroots campaigns of nationwide innovative movements—including Greenpeace, the Sierra membership, shop the youngsters, and the Human Rights Campaign—have been outsourced at diverse occasions to this unmarried association. through the 2004 presidential crusade, the Democratic celebration an identical outsourcing version for his or her canvassing.

Fisher examines the heritage and intent 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 venture administration. She compares all of this to the grassroots efforts at the correct, which stay firmly grounded in groups and native politics.

This e-book deals a chilling overview of the implications of political outsourcing. Connecting local community at the streets all through the US to the nationwide corporations and political campaigns that make up revolutionary politics, it indicates what occurs to the passionate younger activists outsourced to the consumers of Activism, Inc.

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