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About Federico Alagna

Federico Alagna is a political and social activist. After spending time in other cities of Italy and Europe, he returned to his hometown of Messina where he works as an independent researcher on organised crime. Since October 2014, he has been the co-ordinator of Cambiamo Messina dal Basso.

Articles by Federico Alagna

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

How to change a city from the bottom up: an Italian example

Cambiamo Messina dal Basso - a social movement consisting of ordinary citizens - managed to win power in one of southern Italy's largest cities. So how do you run a large city while staying true to your social movement ethos?

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