By Dana Fisher

Activism, Inc. introduces the US to an more and more conventional 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 unheard of entry to the "People's Project," an unknown but influential association using left-leaning grassroots politics, Dana Fisher tells the genuine tale of outsourcing politics in the US. just like the significant organisations that outsourced their customer support to businesses in another country, the grassroots campaigns of nationwide revolutionary movements—including Greenpeace, the Sierra membership, shop the kids, and the Human Rights Campaign—have been outsourced at assorted instances to this unmarried association. throughout the 2004 presidential crusade, the Democratic social gathering an analogous outsourcing version for his or her canvassing.

Fisher examines the heritage and cause in 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 evaluation of the results of political outsourcing. Connecting area people at the streets all through the United States to the nationwide firms and political campaigns that make up innovative politics, it exhibits what occurs to the passionate younger activists outsourced to the consumers of Activism, Inc.

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