Will of the Many How the Alterglobalisation Movement Is Changing the Face of Democracy

ISBN-10: 074532925X
ISBN-13: 9780745329253
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 9/7/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Never before has the idea of democracy enjoyed the global dominance it holds today, but neoliberalism has left the practice of democracy Marianne Maeckelbergh argues that the most promising model for global democracy is not coming from traditional political parties institutions, but from the global networks of resistance to neoliberal economics, known collectively as the Alter-globalisation movement. extensive ethnography of decision-making practices within these movements, Maeckelbergh describes an alternative form of global making.

Series Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Unglamorous Side of Glory
The Road to Seattle
Ethnography of a Global Social Movement
Democracy in Social Movements
Horizontal Armies and Vertical Networks
Anti-summit Mobilisations
ESF and WSF
The Movements within the Movement
Turning Dreams into Reality
What is Prefiguration?
The Politics of Process
Prefiguration as a Strategic Practice
Creating Conflictive Spaces
Consensus is Oppression
Horizontality and Power
Diversity
Reinventing Democracy
The Democratic Context
Locating the Power to Decide
Transforming Democratic Values
Resisting Unity Through Networks
Social Change Through Connectivity
Ant Democracy
The Individual and Agency
Conclusion: Taking Their Time
Slowly, Slowly, Long Life
Decentralised Network Democracy
Social Change
Other Worlds
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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