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    Southern Africa: whither regional integration?

    Dot Keet, Interviewed by Aileen Kwa
    22 May 2008
    Article
    As a result of the free trade agreements with the European Union, called economic partnership agreements, regional integration in Southern Africa is in tatters. The question arises: what kind of integration would engender broad-based development?
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    Global Europe: New challenges for trade unions in a globalising world

    • Roeline Knottnerus
    07 July 2008
    Paper

    Europe’s aggressive external market access agenda, combined with its push internally for market reforms in the interest of competitiveness, poses new threats to workers in the North and South and will need a transnational trade union response.

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    Managing water through participative processes: the case of Catalonia

    Jordi Pacheco i Canals
    24 September 2008
    Article

    Carlos, who is 13 years od, has left his house to go fishing. Not far away, there is a reservoir where he spends long hours watching the birds nest while he waits to catch a fish or two.

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    Workers of the World, Forgive Me!

    Peter Waterman
    17 April 2008
    Article
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    Participatory Democracy in 6 Steps

    Tomás Rodríguez Villasante
    24 September 2008
    Article

    Participatory Democracy in 6 Steps.

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    Participation in Italy

    Anna Pizzo
    24 September 2008
    Article

    Anna Pizzo is a director of Carta (a partner in Eurotopia), and has been a councillor for three years in the Lazio region. Inspired by the experience of Porto Alegre, she has been working on ‘the borderline’ between the movements and the political institutions, in order to open up the Lazio regional council to the demands and pressures of the movements.

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    Asia-Europe civil society forum opens with calls to re-design global financial system

    13 October 2008
    Article

    Europe and Asia should take the initiative to re-design the global financial system, according to delegates at the Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF), which began in Beijing today.

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    We must avoid being absorbed by the State

    Paolo Cacciari
    11 April 2008
    Article
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    Participatory democracy at the crossroads

    • Eurotopia No. 5
    24 September 2008
    Paper

    ‘Citizens’ participation’ is a fashionable political concept, but one that increasingly means all things to all people. It is time to reclaim ‘participation’ from those who would use it simply to legitimise existing political institutions. This issue of Eurotopia explores different models of participatory democracy in Europe.

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    Interview with Jeronimo Fernandez Cortes

    Eurotopia Team
    01 September 2008
    Article

    Jeronimo Fernandez Cortes, 43, is a member of the Federación de Asociaciones Gitanas Calí (Federation of Gypsy Calí Associations), an organisation that is a participant in the Albacete Participation Forum. 

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    A new coalition may be the best hope for a weak left

    Luciana Castellina
    11 April 2008
    Article
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    Participatory democracy in Europe

    Jax Jacobsen
    01 September 2008
    Article

    Since 2002, the number of municipalities across Europe which have taken up participatory budgeting in some form has grown from just a handful to well over 150. Yet the nature – and success – of the schemes varies widely.

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    If participative democracy is the answer, what is the question?

    aleksej
    01 September 2008
    Article
    ‘Citizens’ participation’ is a fashionable political concept, but one that increasingly means all things to all people. It is time to reclaim ‘participation’ from those who would use it simply to legitimise existing political institutions, argues Joan Subirats.
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    Dancing at Versailles to the EU Treaty

    Mark Mardell
    05 February 2008
    In the media
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    Wrong man, wrong Europe

    Susan George
    03 April 2008
    Article

    Referendums killed off the EU Constitution, a ‘blackmail’ that Europe’s elites will now avoid by forcing through the Lisbon Treaty without debate, writes Susan George. And Tony Blair is just the man some of them want to lead the way in this new Europe.