Democracy Working Group

The Democracy Working Group meets [monthly] to discuss research by members and ongoing observations of social movements that relate to the question of how movements advance democracy.
We are particularly interested in uncovering the lessons, models, and practices that are evident from the history and documentation of social movements. In addition to regular meetings, the group supports this wiki page to provide resources related to these questions.

Research of interest
Jackie Smith,"Counter-Hegemonic Networks and The Transformation of Global Climate Politics: Rethinking Movement-State Relations." Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought 4 (January 2014)

Wednesday August 7, 2013 4:00-5:30PM (Sociology dept. conference room)
Topic: The Spanish Indignados and May 15 Democracy movement/s

Network theory relevant to thinking about the Occupy/Indignados protest wave

Other Links:
Mohammed Bamyeh, The June Rebellion in Egypt July 11, 2013
Slavoj Zizek on the global protest Trouble in Paradise London Review of Books Vol. 35 No. 14 · 18 July 2013

Great Video Summary of WSF process/ WSF Tunis
World Social Forum 2013--Analyses and news stories
M15 Protests in Spain

May 15 Protester newspaper (in Spanish)

On anarchy__
Noam Chomsky: The Kind of Anarchism I Believe in, and What's Wrong with Libertarians
//Nation// review of David Graeber book on Occupy Wall Street, ‚ÄčThe Democracy Project