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Author Ouziel, Pablo, author.

Title Democracy here and now : the exemplary case of Spain / Pablo Ouziel
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2022]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 192 pages) : map
Contents Introduction: Studying Democracies--Learning via Examples and Exemplarity -- Exercising Power Together as Equals -- Roots and Routes of Spain's Counter-Modernity -- Constructing Alternative Futures on Shoestring Budgets -- Engaging State-Based Representative Government -- Conclusion: Democracy Here and Now
Summary "In Spain, on May 15, 2011, a movement against austerity measures began. In a time when representative democracies were under threat, 15M came to life as a virtuous and democratic response to the slide into far-right populism and authoritarianism. More than a social movement, 15M became a mode of being with transformative, democratizing potential. In Democracy Here and Now, Pablo Ouziel offers a grounded analysis of 15M. At the time of the movement and during the ensuing encampments, Ouziel travelled extensively, speaking to participants, and keeping an ongoing record of his conversations. Presenting an original participatory mode of research, the book reveals six types of intersubjective, "joining hands" relationships that 15M has brought into being and works to carry on in creative ways. The book shows how the movement's way of being and temporality persists in Spain following the square occupations, while 15M citizens continue to learn and move forward in less perceptible ways. Democracy Here and Now sheds light on a deeply relational, intersectional, and eco-social mode of democracy, and shows how 15M's ongoing democratization practices are exemplary of similar grassroots movements around the world, broadening our understandings of what it means to be democratic in the here and now."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 06, 2022)
Subject 15-M (Organization)
SUBJECT 15-M (Organization) fast
Subject Democratization -- Spain -- History -- 21st century
Social movements -- Spain -- History -- 21st century
Protest movements -- Spain -- History -- 21st century
Political participation -- Spain -- History -- 21st century
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory.
Political participation
Protest movements
Social conditions
Social movements
SUBJECT Spain -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Subject Spain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781487543198