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About Marina Prentoulis

Marina Prentoulis is Senior Lecturer in Media and Politics at the University of East Anglia, UK. She is currently working on social movements in Europe.

Articles by Marina Prentoulis

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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

Populism, popularity and political leadership

Is a stance against the political, economic and cultural ‘elites’ a sufficient condition for populism?

Brexit Britain: what went wrong and what next? Panel 2

A discussion on why Britain voted for Brexit and what radical remainers should do now. (Video, 70 mins).

Talk Real London: "Exit Europe?"

Looking at the upcoming EU referendum in the UK, we ask: beyond the conservative in/out options dominating the headlines, what debate should we be having about Europe? (1 hour).

After Syriza: What’s next for Spain?

Although Podemos are unlikely to win an outright majority in the general election, they have galvanised the opposition to the conservative government, while simultaneously challenging the parties of the old left.

The winds are changing: a new left populism for Europe

The unprecedented presence of international media, solidarity delegations and representatives of socialist and leftish parties in Athens signalled that Syriza’s triumph was something more than just another electoral victory. 

The legacy of the indignados

Much has been written about the indignados, what was new about them and what is, or will be, their legacy. It is time to acknowledge that the indignados have redefined how – and where! – we engage in politics.

Young and good looking: the saviours of Europe’s Left

They are young. They are good looking. They are well spoken. They may just be the saviours of the European Left.

The death of the indignados movement

The indignados movement is dead and Spain is back to the traditional political management of demands and interests. The language of protest needs another restructuring.

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