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    Rural Democratisation: (Re)Framing rural poor political action

    • Jennifer Franco
    01 February 2008
    Paper

    With two-thirds of the world’s poor rural poor, rural democratisation is clearly relevant and urgent, but at the same time an especially difficult--and underestimated--challenge. If democracy is to be organically rooted in any society, the struggle to “get there” must systematically be opened up to integrate rural poor citizens system-wide, taking stock of their aspirations and, more importantly, their existing efforts to gain control of decision-making affecting their lives.

  2. Public Services & Democracy Works on

    04 July 2009

    Public Services & Democracy works on a range of subjects and issues.

  3. Water Justice Works On

    04 July 2009

    Water Justice works on a range of subjects and issues.

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    The great decline

    Praful Bidwai
    19 December 2007
    Article
  5. Movements against Spanish state debt

    30 June 2014
    Article

    Since the awakening of the squares in 2011 the political atmosphere in the Spanish state has changed dramatically. “Frustration, despair and fear, instead of being channelled towards the far right, have gone towards the creation of opportunities to meet other people facing similar situations, support each other and resist.”

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    Facing the problems, learning the lessons

    Hilary Wainwright
    01 September 2008
    Article

    Everywhere – from Brazil to Britain, from Barcelona to Berlin – the reality behind the language of ‘participation’ is contested, complex and contradictory. To encourage and support participatory democracy, a political party has to lead processes of experimentation, critical reflection and challenge, through which people are able to educate themselves to become subjects and therefore knowing actors.

  8. Blockupy and Beyond

    Corinna Genschel
    23 June 2014
    Article

    The blockade of the European Central Bank in 2012 and 2013 started as a German initiative but has triggered an international movement responding to a Europe in crisis.

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    At the Edge (11-13 November 1999)

    17 November 2005
    Article
  10. The meaning, relevance and scope of energy democracy

    Daniel Chavez
    09 October 2015
    Article

    What does the concept of energy democracy offer to the struggle against climate change and energy poverty?

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    From Phoney Debate to Unholy Alliance

    29 February 1996
    Article
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    Globalisation and Regionalisation

    Dot Keet
    18 July 2005
    Article