Democratic innovation in the U.S. and european social forums

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Democratization is an ongoing, conflict-ridden process, resulting from contestation between social movements and political elites (Markoff 1996; Tilly 1984). The struggle to make elites more accountable to a larger public has produced the democratic institutions with which we are familiar, and it continues to shape and reconfigure these institutions. It also transforms the individuals and organizations involved in social change, generating social movement cultures, norms, and practices that evolve over time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on World Social Forum Activism
Number of pages21
PublisherTaylor and Francis/Routledge
Publication date1 Jan 2015
ISBN (Print)9781594519468
ISBN (Electronic)9781317258308
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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