This collection explores conceptions and practices of democracy of social movement organizations involved in global protest. Focusing on the global justice movement this book shows how they adopt radical new democratic approaches and thus provide a fundamental critique of conventional politics.
“Della Portas new edited book, the culmination of years of group effort, shows that there is no contradiction between collaborative research and thematic closure, or between culturally-inspired and empirically executed work. Democracy in Movement eloquently shows how, from many different sources and with different ideological origins, the Global Justice Movement has painstakingly developed a method of internal consensus- building and deliberative democracy as it faces the forces of neo-liberalism. This is a book well worth having in the library of all scholars of social movements and contentious politics.”– Sidney Tarrow, Professor of Government and Sociology, Cornell University.
DONATELLA DELLA PORTA is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, Italy. Her recent publications include The Global Justice Movement (co-authored), Globalization from Below (co-authored), The Policing of Transnational Protest (co-authored), Social Movement: An Introduction (co-authored), Transnational Protest and Global Activism and Social Movements in a Globalizing World (co-edited).