• Tessellating Dissensus: Resistance, Autonomy and Radical Democracy - Can transnational municipalism constitute a counterpower to liberate society from neoliberal capitalist hegemony?

    Author(s):
    Kris Fowler (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Autonomist theory, Democratic theory, Economics, Politics, Radicalism
    Item Type:
    Thesis
    Institution:
    Schumacher College
    Tag(s):
    Counterpower, Democratic Confederalism, New Economics, Radical Democracy, Transnational Municipalism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6786B
    Abstract:
    In this thesis I explore the idea and the newly invigorated movement of municipalism as a social, political and economic unit of organisation emerging in response to the ecological, social and psychological failures of the present neoliberal capitalist economy and the democratic crisis of the centralised state. I focus on the intersection of theory and practice where contemporary social movements are taking resistance into existing political institutions to prefigure a new radically democratic society. Learning from experiences in Frome, Barcelona and around the world I contend that the municipality is the organisational scale best able to bring about a new economic logic for the transition to a sane, sustainable, free and compelling twenty-first century life through truly democratic and authentically political processes.
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