PR like PRocess! Strategy from the Bottom-Up

De Angelis, Massimo (2005) ‘PR like PRocess! Strategy from the Bottom-Up’, Ephemera, 5(2), pp. 193-204.

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In this piece I want to contribute to the broad debate on strategy for the overcoming of capitalism by drawing a connection between the struggles for democracy, inclusiveness and participation within the European Social Forum (ESF) process, and the struggles for overcoming capitalism as a mode of production, a mode of doing and consequent social relations. I first begin by describing and evaluate the controversies on process during the last ESF held in October 2004 in London. These broadly divided activists in two camps that came to be known as ‘horizontals’ and ‘verticals’. I will than move to a more general plane and problematise the meaning of ‘strategy’ and ‘victory’ – terms often used within the managerial and ‘vertical’ concept of politics to urge people to follow a particular line – from the perspective of political practices that aims at the overcoming of capitalist social relations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: De Angelis, M. (2005) ‘PR like PRocess! Strategy from the Bottom-Up’ Ephemera 5 (2) 193-204.
Divisions: Schools > Law and Social Sciences, School of
Depositing User: Mr Stephen Grace
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2010 15:57
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 12:00

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