They Can't Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy

They Can't Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy

Marina Sitrin, Dario Azzelini


Mass protest pursuits in disparate locations comparable to Greece, Argentina, and the U.S. eventually proportion an agenda--to bring up the query of what democracy should still suggest. those horizontalist pursuits, together with Occupy, workout and declare participatory democracy because the floor of progressive social swap today.

Written by way of overseas activist intellectuals and in accordance with wide interviews with circulation contributors in Spain, Venezuela, Argentina, around the usa, and in different places, this publication is an expansive portrait of the assemblies, direct democracy boards, and organizational varieties championed via the recent routine, in addition to an analytical heritage of direct and participatory democracy from historical Athens to Zuccotti Park. the recent pursuits recommend the concept that liberal democracy isn't really democratic, nor used to be it ever.

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