On May 4, 2017 at 6 p.m., Prof. Donatella Della Porta will give a public lecture at the University of Westminster focusing on democratic practices in social movements
In this public lecture, leading scholar Professor Donatella della Porta explores democratic practices in social movements. Her extensive empirical and theoretical work investigates how social movements’ struggles for more democracy are paralleled by internal efforts to self-organise in democratic ways. By establishing deliberative and participatory practices inside social movement organizations, they challenge common conceptions of representative democracy. These processes of democratic internal decision-making and consensus-finding create new participatory spaces at the grass roots. Donatella della Porta’s work examines movements ranging from the Eastern European processes of democratization in 1989, the Global Justice movement, to the Arab Spring, the Indignados, and Occupy.
DATE AND TIME: Thu 4 May 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
LOCATION: UG05, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW (United Kingdom) – View Map
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Monograph - 2018
Monograph - 2017