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    Transformative Power: Political organisation in transition

    • Hilary Wainwright
    16 November 2012
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    Does the experience of Greek left party Syriza provide lessons on how to structure parties and state in order in challenge neoliberal austerity and provide lasting social transformation?

  2. Web-based course on Alternatives to Privatisation

    08 August 2012
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI), in cooperation with the Municipal Services Project (MSP) and the Latin American Programme for Distance Education in Social Sciences (PLED) is offering a free web-based course on Alternatives to Privatisation: Non-Commercial Public Services Options in the Global South. The course will begin on 8 October 2012 and will comprise a series of eight weekly sessions.

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    Now to complete the democratic revolution

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 May 2009
    Article
    The current anger in Britain over MPs' misuse of public money is more than outrage at the pathetic greed of public representatives. It is a fury over a deep-seated failure of public control of public money, that should now be the basis of a movement to complete the unfinished struggle for popular sovereignty
  4. International Observatory on Participatory Democracy

    Profile

    The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD)is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centres interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale with the aim of deepening the roots of democracy in municipal government. The network was created in 2001 within...

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    Reclaim Popular Sovereignty Network

    Profile

    The Reclaim Popular Sovereignty Network was launched in 2005, to advocate for effective and meaningful participative budgeting, which means: (a) based on direct participation open to everyone and on revocability of the delegates and council members mandates, with binding deliberation power; (b) self-regulation based on public parameters of social justice (political, tributary and distributive);...

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    New Politics News

    05 February 2009
    Article

    News from the New Politics programme (last updated in February 2009).

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    Utopia reborn?

    César Rodríguez-Garavito (Editors), Patrick Barrett, Daniel Chavez
    13 October 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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    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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    The Left in the City

    • Edited with Benjamin Goldfrank
    17 April 2007
    Book
    The Left in the City explores examples of progressive parties in local office from across the continent, from Mexico to Uruguay and from Brazil to Peru, and examines the successes and failures of the Left in government.
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    Polis & Demos

    31 October 2006
    Book
    In reviewing and comparing experiments with participatory budgeting and democratisation in Montevideo and Porto Alegre, the book aims to contribute to a more extensive and deeper understandings of left politics and democratic public policies in Latin America and the Global South.
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    Participatory Budgeting in Canada:

    01 February 2006
    Article

    In Canada, participatory budgeting is being applied in new ways, generating new strategies for progressive urban politics. This paper explores the initial Canadian experiences with participatory budgeting: Guelph's Neighbourhood Support Coalition, Toronto Community Housing's Tenant Participation System, and Ridgeview School's participatory budget in Vancouver, as well as the City of Toronto's 'Listening to Toronto' budget consultations.

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    Reclaim the State

    • Hilary Wainwright
    14 June 2005
    Book
    Hilary Wainwright sets out on a quest to find out how people are putting concepts like participatory democracy and economic solidarity into practice locally and taking control over public power
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    Why Participatory Democracy Matters - And Movements Matter to Participatory Democracy

    Hilary Wainwright
    01 June 2005
    Article

    If participatory democracy spreads, the institutions of representative government may lose some power to the new participatory sphere.

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    Tra efficienza e sviluppo della democrazia locale

    Giovanni Allegretti e Carsten Herzberg
    01 August 2004
    Article
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    Porto Alegre, Brazil:

    Daniel Chavez
    01 April 2002
    Article
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    Cities For People

    Daniel Chavez
    01 June 1999
    Article