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Beyond the square: changing dynamics at the World Social Forum

A piece co-authored with my friend and colleague Teivo Teivainen. On how the recent wave of Occupations could add to their transformative practices some of the experiences developed over a decade and a half by activists in the World Social … Continue reading

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To WSF or not to WSF? Strategic Thinking for Change in the Global Justice Movement and the World Social Forum

The present piece follows a previous report submitted to the IC before the Casablanca meeting in December 2013. That paper focused on the larger areas of convergence observed in a series of interviews that I conducted in the period October … Continue reading

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The future of the World Social Forum and its International Council.

Report submitted to the Casablanca World Social Forum’s International Council meeting, December 2013 Summary This is a preliminary report based on 28 in-depth interviews conducted within the framework of the working group and process of reflection on the future of the … Continue reading

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Emotional Sequences in a Transnational Social Movement Organisation, the Case of the World Social Forum

Following the onset of the 2008 financial crisis, global justice movements themselves experienced the onset of an organisational and political crisis. The initial exhilaration due to the belief that times were ripe for radical change unravelled on account of the … Continue reading

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The emotional turn in anthropology and the social sciences.

A cognitive bias in the social sciences prevents us to fully appreciate the contribution of emotions to human (inter)subjectivity. Moreover, the so-called emotional turn in the social sciences has mostly been interested in the cognitive aspects of emotions. Alternative approaches … Continue reading

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book out now!

http://www.into-ebooks.com/book/cosmopolitan_futures/ transnational activism provides spaces to imagine and practice alternatives to neoliberal politics and its intoxicating cocktail of market deregulation, liberalisation, privatisation and state downsizing that punishes the world’s weakest people and the environment. this book maps recurring dynamics, visions … Continue reading

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towards a new universality: the world social forum’s cosmopolitan vision

a version of this paper will appear in “asking, we walk: the south as new political imaginary.” vol. iv the world social forum (wsf) is presently the world’s largest and most diverse transnational activist network. its global events in brazil, … Continue reading

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