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This Could Be the Start of Something Big: How Social Movements for Regional Equity Are Reshaping Metropolitan America 1st Edition

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"Economic justice has long been the core goal of community organizing. In the past decade, often below the radar screen of national politics, effective movements have emerged within neighborhoods and, more importantly, at the regional level. This Could Be The Start of Something Big provides a vivid account of some of these efforts and is an important contribution to new thinking about progressive politics."―Paul Osterman, NTU Professor of Human Resources and Management, MIT Sloan School



"I know of no comparable work that so integrates the many topics covered here―the regional equity movement is in the authors' debt. This Could Be the Start of Something Big is for students, scholars, activists, policymakers, political leaders, and foundation officers who say they want to expand opportunities in this country. Manuel Pastor Jr., Chris Benner, and Martha Matsuoka have done a highly praiseworthy amount of fact gathering and documentation and analysis of recent and current social action. The work speaks to our country's newly born sense of potential for progressive change, in that the authors meticulously depict the emergence of disparate grassroots action initiatives that they point to as part of 'a quiet groundswell of new coalitions, policies, and models that seem to stress equity, inclusion, and opportunity, and that could be the basis of a new national politics.'"―James O. Gibson, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy



"This Could Be the Start of Something Big is an excellent book about the very important topics of regionalism and community organizing, and their intersection in the form of 'social movement regionalism.' Drawing on their extensive experiences with regionalist organizations, the authors insightfully analyze the history and present status of this movement, and explore whether and how it can be part of a larger transformative progressive social movement. This book is a very good example of engaged scholarship.The authors are clear and appropriately unapologetic about their support for social movement regionalism, while developing a critical sociological analysis of it. They have produced a work that should be of great interest to a wide audience."―Robert Kleidman, Cleveland State University

About the Author

Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity, Director, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, and Director, USC Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California. He is coeditor of Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civil Leadership for Immigrant Integration and This Could Be the Start of Something Big: How Social Movements for Regional Equity are Reshaping Metropolitan America, both from Cornell. His other books include Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas.

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