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Author Della Porta, Donatella, 1956- author

Title Social movements and referendums from below : direct democracy in the neoliberal crisis / Donatella Della Porta, Francis O'Connor, Martin Portos, Anna Subirats
Edition First
Published Bristol : Policy Press, 2017
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Contents ""SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND REFERENDUMS FROM BELOW""; ""Contents""; ""Notes on contributors""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""1. Referendums from below: an introduction ""; ""Social movements and referendums: an introduction""; ""Normative conceptions of democracy, social movements and referendums""; ""Referendums as opportunities for movements""; ""Contentious referendum campaigns""; ""Framing issues""; ""Case selection and referendums for independence""; ""The research and this volume""; ""2. The context of the referendums from below: a tale of three crises""
""Framing strategies in the Scottish and Catalan campaigns""""Conclusion ""; ""5. Expanding the comparison: the water referendum in Italy""; ""Contextualising the water referendum""; ""Organising the campaign ""; ""Campaigning repertoires""; ""Framing water""; ""Beyond the referendum: empowering the commons""; ""6. Referendums from below: some reflections""; ""Social movements and referendums from below""; ""Expanding the comparison ""; ""List of interviewees""; ""Scotland (all via Skype)""; ""Catalonia (all of them face-to-face):""
""Greece (all of them face-to-face, conducted by Hara Kouki, JanuaryĆ¢#x80;#x93;May 2015):""""Notes""; ""References""
""The three main crises: territorial, socioeconomic and political""""Scottish and Catalan mobilisation campaigns""; ""Conclusion""; ""3. The organisational strategies of movements in referendums from below""; ""Pro-independence political parties ""; ""Pro-independence movements: organisational and action repertoires""; ""Radical Independence Campaign ""; ""Interactions between social movements and political parties ""; ""Conclusion""; ""4. Framing strategies in referendums from below""; ""Traditional frames in the Catalan and Scottish nationalist movements""
Summary Social movements formed in response to austerity measures have played an increasingly important role in referendums. The book uses unique case studies to illustrate the ways the social movements have affected the referendums' dynamic and results. It also addresses the way in which participation from below has had a transformative impact
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Subject Direct democracy -- Europe.
Neoliberalism -- Europe.
Referendum -- Europe.
Social movements -- Europe.
Europe -- Economic conditions.
Europe -- Economic policy.
Form Electronic book
Author O'Connor, Francis (Writer on neoliberalism), author
Portos, Martin, author
Subirats, Anna, author
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