Indignados and occupy: channeling political dissatisfaction through an anti-institutional approach

  • This is the fourth post in the blog series „Movements and Institutions“. Between 2011 and 2012 many public spaces in global North were indefinitely occupied by people dissatisfied with the political system. The origin of this dissatisfaction, however, is not clear. This article rejects that the origin was either a popular longing for direct democracy or for an end to neoliberalism. It problematizes the frequent assumption that voting is a proper way to account for the will of the people: The manifestation of thousands of Indignados and Occupiers pointed to the idea that elections are not a sufficient method for expressing political will. This article goes further to suggest that voting is not a neutral method either.

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Author:Rosa del Mar Moro
Parent Title (German):Bretterblog
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2016/09/14
Date of first Publication:2016/09/14
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2016/09/27
Die Beiträge der Autorinnen und Autoren auf dem Bretterblog stehen unter einer Creative Commons Namensnennung-NichtKommerziell-KeineBearbeitung 3.0 Unported Lizenz. Reposts sowie Zitate aus den Beiträgen sind nur bei Nennung des Namens der jeweiligen Autorin oder des jeweiligen Autors sowie bei Verlinkung des Originalposts zulässig.
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0