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About Simona Rentea

Simona Rentea is a political scientist trained in Romania and the UK. Since arriving in Spain, Simona has started a project on anti-austerity movements in southern Europe, looking in particular at the role of affect in politics and in the practices of large-scale social mobilisations, such as 15-M and 22-M. She took part in 22-M Marchas de la Dignidad in 2014 and has been following the development of Podemos since its inception.

Articles by Simona Rentea

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

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)

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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