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Global days of action, global public transcripts and democracy

Gregoratti, Catia LU (2016) In Protest - Analysing Current Trends p.245-258
Abstract

Democracy and global democracy figure prominently in a number of global manifestos and petitions, which were released in conjunction with the global days and months of action taking place between 2011 and 2012. Drawing primarily on James Scott, I examine the production, circulation and contestation of three global public transcripts invoking democracy-the Manifesto for Global Democracy, the Global May Manifesto and the People's Petition. I bring to light the subterranean politics of global post-2010 activisms revealing alliances and divisions in the construction of meanings ascribed to global democracy. I extend this argument exploring the relations between intellectuals and protesting commoners, highlighting how intellectuals have... (More)

Democracy and global democracy figure prominently in a number of global manifestos and petitions, which were released in conjunction with the global days and months of action taking place between 2011 and 2012. Drawing primarily on James Scott, I examine the production, circulation and contestation of three global public transcripts invoking democracy-the Manifesto for Global Democracy, the Global May Manifesto and the People's Petition. I bring to light the subterranean politics of global post-2010 activisms revealing alliances and divisions in the construction of meanings ascribed to global democracy. I extend this argument exploring the relations between intellectuals and protesting commoners, highlighting how intellectuals have contributed to the circulation of practices and language of democracy within contemporary social protests, and to the ascription of diverging meanings to democracy and its concrete possibilities.

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  abstract     = {<p>Democracy and global democracy figure prominently in a number of global manifestos and petitions, which were released in conjunction with the global days and months of action taking place between 2011 and 2012. Drawing primarily on James Scott, I examine the production, circulation and contestation of three global public transcripts invoking democracy-the Manifesto for Global Democracy, the Global May Manifesto and the People's Petition. I bring to light the subterranean politics of global post-2010 activisms revealing alliances and divisions in the construction of meanings ascribed to global democracy. I extend this argument exploring the relations between intellectuals and protesting commoners, highlighting how intellectuals have contributed to the circulation of practices and language of democracy within contemporary social protests, and to the ascription of diverging meanings to democracy and its concrete possibilities.</p>},
  author       = {Gregoratti, Catia},
  isbn         = {9781317555087},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {03},
  pages        = {245--258},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Protest - Analysing Current Trends},
  title        = {Global days of action, global public transcripts and democracy},
  year         = {2016},
}