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By Alexandros Kioupkiolis,Alexandros, Dr Kioupkiolis,Giorgos, Mr Katsambekis

The 'Arab spring', the Spanish indignados, the Greek aganaktismenoi and the Occupy Wall road flow all percentage a few specified characteristics; they made large use of social networking and have been dedicated to the direct democratic participation of all as they co-ordinated and performed their activities. Leaderless and self-organized, they have been socially and ideologically heterogeneous, pushing aside fastened agendas or ideologies. nonetheless, the assembled multitudes that lively those mobilizations frequently claimed to talk within the identify of ‘the people’, they usually aspired to empowered varieties of egalitarian self-government in common.

Similar gains have marked collective resistances from the Zapatistas and the Seattle protests onwards, giving upward push to theoretical and sensible debates over the significance of those ideological and political varieties. through attractive with the talk among the self sustaining, biopolitical ‘multitude’ of Hardt and Negri and the arguments in favour of the hegemony of ‘the humans’ complex by way of J. Rancière, E. Laclau, C. Mouffe and S. Žižek the valuable goal of this ebook is to debate those circumstances of collective mobilization, to probe the cutting edge practices and ideas they've got constructed and to discuss their capability to reinvigorate democracy while looking whatever greater than ‘disaster capitalism’.

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