Young's research focuses on U.S. politics, social movements, and foreign policy, as well as Latin American history and politics. Key themes in Young's writings include the making of government policy and the ways that social movements can shape that process.
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Highlights the "capital strike" as a key mechanism for corporate influence over politics and argues that social movements are most effective when they directly target capitalists.
Shows that the Latin American Left has often built powerful coalitions across divides of race, ethnicity, gender, and geography, challenging conventional views of the Left as class-reductionist, authoritarian, and militaristic.
Traces how resource nationalism has pitted ordinary Bolivians against conservative Bolivians against conservative Bolivian leaders, US officials, and foreign investors