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Movement Parties and the Renewal of Representative Democracy

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

After the financial crisis and the square movements of 2011 and beyond, we have seen that parties engage with movements in novel ways, ways that in many instances transform the organisational structures of some parties. These movement parties come in different forms and shapes, but examples include Syriza in Greece, Podemos in Spain, M5Stelle in Italy, and Momentum/Labour in the UK. As a bridge between movements and parties, and between civil society and state institutions, movement parties pose important questions about our contemporary democracy and its renewal. This one-day international workshop explores these questions.

Organised by: Lasse Thomassen (SPIR) and Marina Prentoulis (UEA)

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