Can democracy be saved (by protest)?
Recent times are full of images of citizens protesting: they march in the street, squat squares, camp in parks stigmatizing austerity policies, but also asking for deep political changes. Many of these citizens have been called populist, anti-political, anyhow trouble makers. In times of economic difficulties, protests in the street have been ... [ read more ]
By Donatella della Porta
Director COSMOS, RSCAS
Professor Donatella della Porta gives a Martti Takala lecture on this topic at the University of Jyväskylä (4 December)