Professor Mehmet Ugur, of the Department of International Business and Economics with University of Greenwich, has reviewed Aziz Choudry's book Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements (University of Toronto Press, 2015) for the international academic journal Social Movement Studies.
"Choudry fills a major gap in our knowledge of social movements and makes a strong case for taking the intellectual contributions of activists seriously," writes Ugur in part. Please click here to read the review.
Social Movement Studies is an international and inter-disciplinary journal providing a forum for academic debate and analysis of extra-parliamentary political, cultural and social movements throughout the world.
Mehmet Ugur is Professor of Economics and Institutions with the University of Greenwich Business School, London, UK. He has led and managed research projects funded by the European Commission, the Department for International Development (DFID), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Dr. Ugur has method specialism in meta-analysis, a statistical method of evidence synthesis in economics, public policy and medical care. Mehmet is a member of the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC) and the Meta-Analysis of Economic Research Network (MAER-Net).
Aziz Choudry is Associate Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University and a visiting professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg, where he is affiliated to the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation. He is author or co-author of several books including Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements (University of Toronto Press, 2015), and co-editor of Learning from the Ground Up: Global Perspectives on Social Movements and Knowledge Production (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Just Work? Migrant Workers’ Struggles Today (Pluto Press, 2015), Unfree Labour? Struggles of Migrant and Immigrant Workers in Canada (2016, PM Press), and Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements: History's Schools (Routledge, 2017). Choudry serves on the boards of the Immigrant Workers Centre, Montreal and the Global Justice Ecology Project.