Constituent Processes. Towards a new democracy in Europe
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Constituent Processes. Towards a new democracy in Europe

Materials for discussion from Latin America and the European political arena (session 2)
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Processos constituents. Cap a una nova democràcia a Europa

This activity will be streamed live at 5 pm.

The consensuses of the Transition seem to be failing as much in the political and institutional arena, as in the economic and territorial. Enormous social protest movements have called for a profound transformation of the structures of the country. The Constitution is at the centre of debate not only for those clamouring for real democracy, but also for the traditional parties that are being forced to implement constitutional changes. To avoid a false conclusion of this constituent opportunity, such that the changes are not superficial or result in a mere renewal of the elites, it is necessary to discuss how this process should take place and what new models of political, economic and territorial relations the new regime should build for real democratic changes to be achieved.

To provide materials for discussion we have turned to the Latin American constitutionalist experiments of the late 1990s and 2000s, which might prove useful when applied to our reality. Moreover, the inclusion of Spain and Catalonia in the European schemes of power requires an analysis of the political proposals that are currently being studied for a transformation of the European Union in a democratic key.

Organised by Hidra Cooperativa and Fundación de los Comunes, in collaboration with MACBA.
More information: http://lahidra.net/ and http://fundaciondeloscomunes.net/

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2 April 2016
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Constituent Processes. Towards a new democracy in Europe
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2 April 2016
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Constituent Processes. Towards a new democracy in Europe
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