The PT: what went wrong?

The Workers’ Party transformed Brazil, but then everything started to go wrong – and a familiar culprit was to blame ––– ||| Democratic Brazil Divided, Peter Kingstone and Timothy Power (eds), 2017, University of Pittsburgh Press

Making sense of activism

Scholarship has called into question the emancipatory potential of civil society, but it remains a source of democratic struggle ––– ||| Beyond Civil Society: Activism, Participation, and Protest in Latin America, Sonia E Alvarez et al. (eds), 2017, Duke University Press

Madness and politics

Cuban history reveals the unhinged obsession of states with psychiatric care ––– ||| Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History, Jennifer L Lambe, 2017, University of North Carolina Press

Mobilisation matters

A fertile, but entangled, jungle of approaches can make the study of social movements disconcerting, but a new collection imposes welcome order