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  1. Report from the second Citizen’s Assembly of Podemos

    Sol Trumbo Vila
    10 Abril 2017
    Article

    Sol Trumbo Vila says the mandate from the Podemos Assembly is to go forwards in unity and with humility

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    Transformative Power: Political organisation in transition

    • Hilary Wainwright
    16 Noviembre 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?

  3. Web-based course on Alternatives to Privatisation

    08 Agosto 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.

  4. President Dilma: Let Brazil set an example for a new ecological economy

    Marcos Arruda
    25 Enero 2011
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    President Dilma Roussef has the mandate and responsibility to forge a new development path: one based on participatory planning, a social market and environmental sustainability.

  5. Insisting on an alternative: meeting the challenge of the cuts

    aleksej
    06 Agosto 2010
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    The logic of "the market" masks a modern form of despotism where the self-interests of financial elites are dressed up as the "public good."

  6. Water Remunicipalisation Tracker

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    The remunicipalisation tracker showcases cities, regions and countries that have rolled back privatisation and embarked on securing public water for all that need it.  

  7. Red VIDA

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    La Red VIDA (Vigilancia Interamericana para la Defensa y Derecho al Agua – Inter-American Network for the Defense of the Right to Water) is a network against water privatisation and for public accountable water in the Americas with which TNI works closely.

  8. Reclaiming Public Water Network

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    Since 2005, TNI has been instrumental in catalysing and supporting the Reclaiming Public Water network, which has grown to include more than 300 member organisations in 58 countries – 15 joined in 2013. This is an open, multi-sectoral network that enables activists, trade unionists and academics to work together with water utility managers and engineers to promote democratic, public models...

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    Now to complete the democratic revolution

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 Mayo 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
  10. International Observatory on Participatory Democracy

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    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

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    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 Febrero 2009
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    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 Octubre 2008
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    Participatory democracy at the crossroads

    • Eurotopia No. 5
    24 Septiembre 2008
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    ‘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 Septiembre 2008
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    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 Abril 2007
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    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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    Malaga Declaration

    31 Marzo 2007
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    Participatory Budgets in Europe

    • Giovanni Allegretti, Carsten Herzberg
    09 Marzo 2007
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    Polis & Demos

    31 Octubre 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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