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Author Flesher Fominaya, Cristina, author

Title Democracy reloaded : inside Spain's political laboratory from 15-M to Podemos / Cristina Flesher Fominaya
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 344 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Oxford studies in culture and politics
Oxford studies in culture & politics.
Contents PART I: Democracy and 15- M -- 1. Spanish Democracy and 15- M -- PART II: 15- M : From Protest to Occupation -- 2. Origin Stories -- 3. May 15, 2011 : An Unexpected Detonator -- 4. Acampada Sol : The Chrysalis and the Crucible -- 5. Assessing the Significance of Acampada Sol -- PART III: From Occupation to Movement : Inside the 15- M Network -- 6. "It's Not a Crisis, It's a Swindle" : Indignant and Precarious Pensioners -- 7. "The Citizens Did It" : 15MpaRato, Autonomous Hacker Ethics in Action -- 8. The PAH : Building a Movement within a Movement -- 9. Indignant and Precarious Youth -- PART IV: From 15- M to Podemos -- 10. 15- M and Podemos : Explaining the Puzzle of the "Electoral Turn" -- 11. Podemos : A Hybrid Party? -- PART V: Conclusions. 12. 15- M Political Culture, Collective Identity, and the Logic of Autonomous Networks in the Digital Age -- 13. Democracy Reloaded : Politics in Times of Crisis
Summary "Framed in debates about the crisis of democracy, the book analyses one of the most influential social movements of recent times: Spain's "Indignados" or "15-M" movement. In the wake of the global financial crisis and harsh austerity policies, 15-M movement activists occupied public squares across the country, mobilized millions of Spanish citizens, gave rise to new hybrid parties such as Podemos, and inspired pro-democracy movements around the world. Based on access to key participants in the 15-M movement and Podemos and extensive participant observation, the book tells the story of this remarkable movement, its emergence, evolution, and impact. In so doing, it challenges some of the core arguments in social movement scholarship about the factors likely to lead to movement success. Instead the book argues that movements organized around autonomous network logics can build and sustain strong movements in the absence of formal organizations, strong professionalized leadership, and the ability to attract external resources. The key to understanding its power lies in the shared political culture and collective identity that emerged following the occupation of Spain's central squares. These protest camps sustained the movement by forging reciprocal ties of solidarity between diverse actors, and generating a shared set of critical master frames across a diverse set of actors and issues (e.g. housing, education, pensions, privatization of public services, corruption) that enabled the movement to effectively contest hegemonic narratives about the crisis, austerity and democracy, influencing public debate and the political agenda"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 14, 2020)
Subject 15-M (Organization)
SUBJECT 15-M (Organization) fast
Subject Protest movements -- Spain -- History -- 21st century
Social movements -- Spain -- History -- 21st century
Political participation -- Spain -- History -- 21st century
Democracy -- Spain -- History -- 21st century
Political participation
Protest movements
Social movements
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019047140
ISBN 9780197500002