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Working for the Few – Political capture and Economic Inequality

Economic inequality is rapidly increasing in the majority of countries. The wealth of the world is divided in two: almost half going to the richest one percent; the other half to the remaining 99 percent. The World Economic Forum has … Continue reading

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Gobernar para las Élites – Secuestro democrático y desigualdad económica

La desigualdad económica crece rápidamente en la mayoría de los países. La riqueza mundial está dividida en dos: casi la mitad está en manos del 1% más rico de la población, y la otra mitad se reparte entre el 99% … Continue reading

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Democratizing the Classroom: Sequencing Discussions and Assignments to Promote Student Ownership of the Course

This article explores a radical pedagogical method for democratizing the classroom that generates rich, engaged, student-led discussions. The approach is grounded in the notion that democratic participation in the classroom is a worthy goal of radical pedagogy, that students must … Continue reading

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Moral Development and Democratic Schooling

Democratic participation in schooling is a rather recent phenomenon. Early American educators clearly did not intend nor believe that students should have a voice in their own education. The colonial school was authoritarian, teacher-directed, and often punitive. The meaning of  … Continue reading

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“La Ley de hierro de la oligarquía” – Partidos políticos en democracia que no son organizaciones democráticas

A principios del S. XX el sociólogo alemán Robert Michels formuló en su libro “Los partidos políticos: un estudio sociológico de las tendencias oligárquicas de la democracia moderna“,  la llamada “Ley de hierro de la oligarquía” para explicar la contradicción … Continue reading

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Democracy against Neoliberalism – Paradoxes, Limitations, Transcendence

Procedural (formal, liberal, capitalist or bourgeois) democracy is the political form of neoliberalism, and it dominates political thought and state practice today. This modality of management of class relations is currently in crisis, expressed through the evacuation of politics, the … Continue reading

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Democratic Education through the Notions of Emergence and Enaction

This paper aims at contributing to new ways of thinking about democratic education. We discuss how revisiting this concept may help raise fresh questions in relation to non-formal fora grappling with intricate sustainability issues that span international borders. Starting from … Continue reading

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Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance

In Spying on Democracy, National Lawyers Guild Executive Director Heidi Boghosian documents the disturbing increase in surveillance of ordinary citizens and the danger it poses to our privacy, our civil liberties, and to the future of democracy itself. Boghosian reveals … Continue reading

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Democracia Distribuida: Miradas de la Universidad Nómada al 15M

Mayo de 2011 fue uno de esos momentos en los que la gente sale a la calle, habla y actúa al mismo tiempo. Si bien no podemos medir la capacidad de afectación del acontecimiento 15M en nuestras vidas, tomaremos como … Continue reading

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Deliberative Democracy and Deliberative Polling

In ancient Greece, they asked those who were selected at random to serve for one year. You could have them serve longer, if it was institutionalized. I think the most encouraging aspect of our deliberative polls is the fact that … Continue reading

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