Occupying Political Science

The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World

  • Editors
  • Emily Welty
  • Matthew Bolton
  • Meghana Nayak
  • Christopher Malone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Matthew Bolton, Emily Welty, Meghana Nayak, Christopher Malone
    Pages 1-24
  3. Emily Welty, Matthew Bolton, Nick Zukowski
    Pages 25-57
  4. Devin Balkind
    Pages 117-134
  5. Matthew Bolton, Victoria Measles
    Pages 163-190
  6. Christopher Malone, Violet Fredericks
    Pages 191-223
  7. Ron Hayduk
    Pages 225-245
  8. Meghana Nayak
    Pages 247-274
  9. Christopher Malone, Matthew Bolton, Meghana Nayak, Emily Welty
    Pages 275-282
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-297

About this book


Occupying Political Science is a collection of critical essays by New York based scholars, researchers, and activists, which takes an unconventional look at the Occupy Wall Street movement through concepts found in the field of political science. Both normative and descriptive in its approach, Occupying Political Science seeks to understand not only the origins, logic, and prospects of the OWS movement, but also its effect on political institutions, activism, and the very way we analyze power. It does so by asking questions such as: How does OWS make us rethink the discipline of political science, and how might the political science discipline offer ways to understand and illuminate aspects of OWS? How does social location influence OWS, our efforts to understand it, and the social science that we do? Through addressing topics including social movements and non-violent resistance, surveillance and means of social control, electoral arrangements, new social media and technology, and global connections, the authors offer a unique approach that takes seriously the implications of their physical, social and disciplinary location, in New York, both in relation to Occupy Wall Street, and in their role as scholars in political science.


Electoral human rights information information technology Information Technology (IT) Occupy Wall Street political science politics science technology

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