The New Politics Research Agenda Workshop Report

21 May 2016
Report

Researchers and activists from fifteen countries met in Amsterdam with the aim to jointly draft the research agenda of the New Politics Project, a decentralised think tank on counter-hegemonic politics. It will aim to boost the development of desirable, viable and achievable alternatives, transcending current oppressive and exploitative structures;  acknowledge the diversity of knowledge as a source of inspiration for the co-creation of alternatives; and promote fruitful collaboration and exchanges among researchers and activists from different regions of the world.

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  • 9789070563547

On 13-14 February 2016, a group of researchers and activists from fifteen countries met in Amsterdam. The aim was to jointly draft the research agenda of the New Politics Project, an initiative promoted by the Transnational Institute (TNI) in partnership with several other organisations and individuals from around the world. The invited participants came from political parties, trade unions, social movements, universities, research centres and universities in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

The New Politics Project has been conceived as a decentralised think tank on counter-hegemonic politics that will support the joint production of ideas to: (a) boost the development of desirable, viable and achievable alternatives aimed at transcending current oppressive and exploitative structures; (b) acknowledge the diversity of knowledge as a source of inspiration for the co-creation of alternatives; and (c) promote fruitful collaboration and exchanges among researchers and activists from different regions of the world.

This report offers highlights from the discussions and presentations and underlines key questions and issues to be addressed by the project’s research agenda.

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