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  1. Public Services & Democracy Works on

    04 July 2009

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

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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.

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  5. Movements against Spanish state debt

    30 June 2014
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    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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    The World Social Forum

    Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    01 March 2003
    Article
  7. The open source city as the transnational democratic future

    • Bernardo Gutiérrez
    18 January 2016
    Report

    Experiences and experiments in Spain, Brazil, Istanbul and other cities suggest that a transnational municipalism, based on concepts of an open source city (free online tools and active citizen participation), has the potential to regenerate democracy and build a geopolitics of the commons against neoliberalism.

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    Ironies and Contrasts

    Achin Vanaik
    29 March 2004
    Article
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    Rendezvous at Mumbai

    Achin Vanaik
    01 March 2004
    Article
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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.

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    Left-Wing Thinkers

    17 November 2005
    Article
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    At the Edge (11-13 November 1999)

    17 November 2005
    Article
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    Responses to the Table of Free voices event

    Susan George
    06 December 2006
    Article
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    The Helsinki Process

    Susan George
    26 September 2005
    Article
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    Water and sustainable development

    Susan George
    01 July 2008
    Article