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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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    Indian elections: a three-horse race or free-for-all?

    Praful Bidwai
    23 February 2009
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  3. AV is not perfect, but we need it for plurality

    Hilary Wainwright
    29 April 2011
    Article

    The first-past-the-post voting system in the UK has led to the slow death of a critical political culture. Saying yes in the referendum on a proposed Alternative Voting (AV) system would at least give oxygen to debate.

  4. The path for Venezuela can not be neoliberalism or Stalinism

    Edgardo Lander
    24 January 2011

    The Venezuelan process is caught between a fundamental contradiction: popular demands for democratic participation against tendencies towards hierarchical decison-making and concentration of power.

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    Need-based development in a free, just society: the lasting legacy of Mahatma Gandhi

    Praful Bidwai
    17 February 2010
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    An emphasis on popular mobilisation,  essential to enfranchising the millions who were excluded from public life and political processes for centuries, remains one of Gandhi’s epochal successes.

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    The vote is over, forget about it!

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    19 December 2007
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    The Revolt of the Middle Class

    01 November 2006
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  8. Indignados movement takes root in Barcelona

    Hilary Wainwright
    18 October 2011
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    Five months since the launch of the indignados movement, Spain is witnessing the emergence of an experimental movement committed to profound democratisation where leadership is shared and learnt.

  9. A note about the failed coup in Ecuador

    Atilio Boron
    11 October 2010
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    The coup in Ecuador failed because of an effective social mobilization, an overwhelming international solidarity and the courage demonstrated by President Correa.

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    Then and now, Venezuela and Cuba, 1960-2008

    Saul Landau
    18 December 2008
    Article
  11. Crack capitalism or reclaim the state

    Hilary Wainwright, John Holloway
    20 February 2011
    Article

    Fascinating debate between two leading left thinkers on whether the state can be democratised, how labour can be empowered and the best ways to confront capitalism.

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    Old axioms unsuitable for new needs

    Saul Landau
    20 November 2008
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    A revolution without borders: reappraising Bolivia’s crisis

    Samuel Grove, Pablo Navarrete
    17 December 2008
    Article
  15. Communitarian socialism in Bolivia

    Roger Burbach
    15 April 2010
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    What does Morales' promise for a "communitarian socialism" amount to?

  16. An Excess of Democracy

    Hilary Wainwright
    09 February 2012
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    The philosophy and experience of radical movements in the 1960s and 70s are in several ways complementary to the ideas of the direct action movements of today. Hilary Wainwright examines the possibility of forging a new kind of political economy by learning from the best of both of them.

  17. President Maduro of Venezuela

    The implosion of Venezuela's rentier state

    • Edgardo Lander
    07 September 2016
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    The current crisis of the Bolivarian project is due to its failure to question the rentier petro-state model. Far from accepting that an alternative to capitalism necessarily had to be a departure from the destructive development model of unlimited growth, the government of President Chávez intensified it to extremes unknown in the country’s previous history.

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    Those who do not learn from history

    Edgardo Lander
    01 January 2007
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    Two-headed eagle infected with bugs

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    15 May 2008
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    Election drizzle

    Saul Landau
    25 September 2008
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