Laurence Cox is a long-time activist, teacher and editor in many different social movements and a practing Buddhist. He is Associate Professor in Sociology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, where he researches popular struggles and anti-colonial Buddhism. His latest books are The Irish Buddhist: the Forgotten Monk who Faced Down the British Empire, Why Social Movements Matter and Voices of 1968.
Published in: TransformationThe Irish Buddhist monk who faced down the British Empire
Dhammaloka’s story sheds new light on the history of non-violent resistance
Published in: TransformationThe everyday power of movement activism
Activism is normal; what’s strange is that we don’t see it that way.
Published in: HomeThe twilight of neoliberalism: can popular struggles create new worlds from below?
If the ideologists of neoliberalism want to present it as the natural order of humanity, a more sober historical...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Protest and social movements: a sine qua non for democracy
Laurence Cox interviews Cristina Flesher Fominaya about her new book, Social Movements and Globalization: How...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Why are the Irish not resisting austerity?
It has become a cliché to compare the passivity of the Irish in the face of the Troika’s brutal austerity programme...