Spanish cities have become laboratories for democracy that hold lessons for grass-roots organizers and politicians worldwide, writes journalist Bernardo Gutiérrez. He describes how the technology-based participatory strategies developed by hackers from the 15-M Movement, which served as a precursor to Occupy Wall Street, have spread to urban centers across Spain. After electoral wins in Barcelona, Madrid, A Coruña, and elsewhere, former activists have ushered in changes to the business of governance that offer a credible and compelling alternative to neoliberalism.
Research Article|September 01 2017
Radical Democracy: Spain’s Cities Overthrow Neoliberalism
World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 90-95.
Bernardo Gutiérrez; Radical Democracy: Spain’s Cities Overthrow Neoliberalism. World Policy Journal 1 September 2017; 34 (3): 90–95. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-4280040
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