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About Joan Pedro-Carañana

Joan Pedro-Carañana, is Associate Professor at Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus. His doctoral research was in communication, social change and development (Complutense University of Madrid). Joan has been active in a variety of social movements and is interested in the role of media, education and culture in the transformation of societies.

Articles by Joan Pedro-Carañana

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Team Syntegrity, a comprehensive method of hope

Collaborating, competing, contradicting, negotiating, accommodating and compromising, all took place to different degrees in one symbiotic process. Our first participant report-back.

Henry Giroux, public intellectual, on the menace of Trump and the new authoritarianism

“Trump’s election... confirms that the dark and haunting possibilities of authoritarianism are upon us, and have made way for a more extreme and totalitarian form of late capitalism.”  Extended interview.

Ante un debate clave para Podemos: decidir el futuro del partido

Podemos está enfrascado en un apasionado debate previo a su segunda asamblea estatal el próximo fin de semana (Vistalegre II). Busca construir su democracia interna y su base social en España. ¿Pero cómo hacerlo? English

Glimpse into a key party debate: deciding the future of Podemos

Podemos is locked in passionate debate in the run-up to its second state-wide assembly, next weekend. It must build its internal democracy and its social base in Spain. But how? Español

Anti-radicalisation, social movements, and imagining alternatives

Bue Rübner Hansen, Joan Pedro & Simona Rentea at the Cities of Welcome, Cities of Transit conference in Barcelona. (Video, 9 minutes)

Medios digitales y fuerzas del cambio en España

La experiencia del 15M y de Podemos demuestra que, a través de la participación tanto en los medios tradicionales como en los digitales, pueden desarrollarse contra-poderes a nivel local, nacional y transnacional. English

Anti-austerity forces and the digital media in Spain

The experiences of the 15-M and Podemos in Spain demonstrate that by participating in both the traditional mass media and the digital media, we can develop counter-powers at a local, national and international level. Español

Manifiesto por las Libertades Civiles

Explicamos los orígenes del manifiesto y los procesos que han llevado a su elaboración y difusión, y hacemos un breve repaso de la historia de la lucha por las libertades civiles en Europa. English

Manifesto for civil liberties

The origins of the manifesto, its elaboration and dissemination, followed by a brief history of the struggle for civil liberties in Europe and the main threats to those freedoms. Español

Especial elecciones 20D: “Sonrían al 15-M”: Podemos en la lucha por una nueva política

Con el 20D a la vuelta de la esquina, Podemos es el centro de atención. Desde su puesta en marcha en 2014, la evolución del “partido morado” ha fascinado a analistas y opinión pública en Europa, en América Latina, y más allá, ante la posibilidad de que inspire el futuro de la izquierda anti-austeridad. El tema invitado de esta semana se fija en el partido, sus orígenes, su corta historia de altibajos, y su significado para el futuro a través de la mirada de algunos de los implicados. English

Introducing this week’s theme: 'Smile at the Indignados': Podemos' struggle for a new politics

The fate of the ‘purple party’ has fascinated analysts and publics in Europe and beyond since its inception in 2014, because Podemos’ future might easily be the future of the European anti-austerity left. This week's guest theme looks at the party, its origins, roller-coaster short history, and meaning for the future, through the eyes of some of those involved. Español.

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