Announcing the Call for Papers of the Deep Commons Conference 2022

Deep Commons Conference 2022 – Call for Abstracts Link to conference webpage: https://www.deepcommons.net/conference This event will take place online from October 27th to 29th – hosted by the Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Ireland, in association with La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology, Mississippi, USA. Conference Theme: Cultivating Ecologies of Solidarity […]

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Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society – Book Review

A book review, written by Brian Tokar, of Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society (authored by Yavor Tarinski, Zer0 Books, 2022). In his past writings, the Bulgarian social activist and political researcher Yavor Tarinski has demonstrated a singular talent for explaining concepts in political and social theory in an engaging and highly accessible manner. […]

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April 2, 2022

Tolerance, Progress, and the Legacy of the Enlightenment

Written by Atle Hesmyr. Originally published in Communalism, Issue #2 (2010). Looking back along the lines of European history, one may often come to pose the question whether the developments that have occurred involved a real and substantial progress for humanity. High cultures like ancient Athens, with their direct and participatory democracy and exquisite civic […]

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March 21, 2022

Common Futures: Social Transformation and Political Ecology – Book Review

Written by Dimitrios Roussopoulos “Man is by nature a political animal.” Aristotle, Politics, Book i, 2 “If Liberty and Equality, as is thought, by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will best be attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.” Aristotle, Politics, Book iv, 4 TWO EXCEPTIONAL […]

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February 27, 2022

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Democracy Education for Ecology and Participation – Training (DEEP-T) 

INFORMATION PACK  Project Description  The DEEP-T project aims to explore in a collective way the roots of the ecological and climate crisis, and how to deal with them for a just and sustainable future. You will have the opportunity to discover relevant topics such as the EU Green Deal, degrowth and zero waste. Moreover, you […]

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February 23, 2022

Institutionalizing the State of Exception: The İmralı Isolation Regime

Written by Faik Özgür Erol The Political Thought of the Imrali Prison Complex and the Öcalan Laws The attempt to understand the prison isolation of İmralı as a negative expression of a prohibition order does not do justice to the issue at hand. The weakness of this attempt lies in the desire to explain power […]

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February 17, 2022

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Cities: The Unfolding of Reason in History

Written by Murray Bookchin. Originally published as a chapter of the book “The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies & the Promise of Direct Democracy” (2015) Libertarian municipalism constitutes the politics of social ecology, a revolutionary effort in which freedom is given institutional form in public assemblies that become decision-making bodies. It depends upon libertarian leftists running […]

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Communıty of Squatted Prosfygıka – an autonomous neighborhood at the heart of Athens

The so called Prosfygika, located at the heart of the city of Athens, is a complex of buildings that was built in the mid-1930s to house refugees from Asia Minor. Since 2011 the area has been functioning as a self-organized urban community with the creation of Assembly of the Occupied Prosfygika, from which many grassroots […]

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December 20, 2021

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Climate Justice and Community Renewal – Book Review

A book review, written by Bob Spivey, of Climate Justice and Community Renewal (edited by Brian Tokar and Tamra Gilbertson, New York, Routledge, 2020). The COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland must be added to a long series of failures of UN-convened international meetings to meet the urgent social and ecological needs of a world threatened […]

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December 6, 2021

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