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Reinventing democracy in Europe
As guest editors for openDemocracy (9-13th July 2012), Ash Amin and Pep Subirós chose the theme of reinventing democracy in Europe. The theme springs from a seminar hosted in May at the Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona.
The economic and social travails sweeping through Europe can be traced to an imperceptible but seismic shift in the ground of European democracy. This is the takeover and corruption of democratic politics by an amalgam of economic and political elites, a change poorly compensated for by the rise of new forms of democratic protest and resistance. Read more.
Main image: Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome, courtesy of European Alternatives