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The Resource Building the commune : radical democracy in Venezuela, George Ciccariello-Maher

Building the commune : radical democracy in Venezuela, George Ciccariello-Maher

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Building the commune : radical democracy in Venezuela
Title
Building the commune
Title remainder
radical democracy in Venezuela
Statement of responsibility
George Ciccariello-Maher
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Radical democracy in Venezuela
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Language
eng
Summary
"A journey through Venezuela's experiments in radical democracy, after the age of Chavez. Since 2011, a wave of popular mobilizations has swept the globe, from Occupy to the Arab Spring, 15M in Spain and the uprisings in Greece. Their demands were varied, but what they share is a commitment to ideals of radical democracy, and a willingness to experiment with new forms of organization to achieve this. In fact, the countries of Latin America have been experimenting with such projects since 1989--just as left projects of all stripes fell into decline across Europe--in what was a moment of rebirth. Poor residents of Venezuela's barrios took history into their own hands in a mass popular rebellion against neoliberalism, much as the movements appearing worldwide are doing today. Twenty-five years since the experiments began, Latin America is hardly recognizable, with leftist governments consolidating a new hegemony and radical movements surging forth from below. In Building the Commune, George Ciccariello-Maher travels through the many radical experiments of Venezuela, assessing how they have succeeded and failed, and how they are continuing to operate. Speaking to community members, workers, students and government officials, Ciccariello-Maher provides a balance sheet of these projects, that movements throughout the world can look to for lessons and inspiration"--
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Ciccariello-Maher, George
Dewey number
987.06/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
F2329
LC item number
.C57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jacobin series
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  • Venezuela
  • Democracy
  • Radicalism
  • Political participation
  • Community life
  • Poor
  • Social movements
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Building the commune : radical democracy in Venezuela, George Ciccariello-Maher
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
A history of the commune -- The barrios and the struggle for urban space -- Counterrevolution -- Militias and revolutionary collectives -- The commune in progress -- Culture and production -- Conclusion : A communal future?
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9781784782238
Lccn
2016038475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn957554745
  • (OCoLC)957554745
  • 1005766
Label
Building the commune : radical democracy in Venezuela, George Ciccariello-Maher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A history of the commune -- The barrios and the struggle for urban space -- Counterrevolution -- Militias and revolutionary collectives -- The commune in progress -- Culture and production -- Conclusion : A communal future?
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9781784782238
Lccn
2016038475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn957554745
  • (OCoLC)957554745
  • 1005766

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