Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

They Can't Represent Us!

They Can't Represent Us!
They Can't Represent Us!
Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

Autor: Dario Azzellini and Marina Sitrin - Foreword by David Harvey (Verso Books)
Publisher: Verso Books
Seiten: 192
Veröffentlicht June 1st, 2014
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    Marina Sitirn and Dario Azzellini on the Laura Flanders show, TeleSur

    Marina Sitrin at NYU

    Dario Azzellini at NYU

    Preface by David Harvey translated to Hungarian

    Turkish version

    How the new global movements are putting forward a radical conception of democracy.

    “The movements documented in this volume succeeded in shutting cities down through tremendous shows of force. And when you shut down a city, you can actually stop capital accumulation … Until we start building a truly democratic society, we will continue to see our good ideas co-opted by capital.”

    – from the foreword by David Harvey

    Here is one of the first books to assert that mass protest movements in disparate places such as Greece, Argentina, and the United States share an agenda — to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today.

    Written by two international activist intellectuals and based on extensive interviews with movement participants in Greece, Spain, Venezuela, Argentina, across the United States, and elsewhere, this book is both one of the most expansive portraits of the assemblies, direct democracy forums, and organizational forms championed by the new movements, and an analytical history of direct and participatory democracy from ancient Athens to Athens today. The new movements put forward the idea that liberal democracy is not democratic, nor was it ever.