How do citizens counter corruption and exact accountability from power holders? What strategic value does people power bring to the anti-corruption struggle? Can bottom-up, citizen-based strategies complement and reinforce top-down anti-corruption efforts? Addressing these questions—and demonstrating the critical role of grassroots efforts in the anti-corruption/accountability equation—Shaazka Beyerle explores how millions of people around the world have refused to be victims of corruption and become instead the protagonists of successful nonviolent civic movements to gain accountability and promote positive political, social, and economic change.
Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2014