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Building the Commune : Radical Democracy in Venezuela
by George Ciccariello-Maher


Overview - Latin America's experiments in direct democracy

Since 2011, a wave of popular uprisings has swept the globe, taking shape in the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring, 15M in Spain, and the anti-austerity protests in Greece. The demands have been varied, but have expressed a consistent commitment to the ideals of radical democracy.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Latin America's experiments in direct democracy

Since 2011, a wave of popular uprisings has swept the globe, taking shape in the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring, 15M in Spain, and the anti-austerity protests in Greece. The demands have been varied, but have expressed a consistent commitment to the ideals of radical democracy.

Similar experiments began appearing across Latin America twenty-five years ago, just as the left fell into decline in Europe. In Venezuela, poor barrio residents arose in a mass rebellion against neoliberalism, ushering in a government that institutionalized the communes already forming organically. In Building the Commune, George Ciccariello-Maher travels through these radical experiments, speaking to a broad range of community members, workers, students and government officials. Assessing the projects' successes and failures, Building the Commune provides lessons and inspiration for the radical movements of today.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781784782238
  • ISBN-10: 1784782238
  • Publisher: Verso
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 144
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds


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Books > Political Science > World - Caribbean & Latin American
Books > Political Science > Political Ideologies - Radicalism
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