lunes, diciembre 12, 2005
La democracia participativa
There's a connected website on participatory democracy, Participamos, that looks like it might be interesting - not much up yet in English, but the Spanish version has a series of texts on participatory democracy that look fascinating. I haven't read much though. If you do, let me know your thoughts!
I also highly recommend reading about participatory economics, or ParEcon for short.
Those of us who are struggling for social change must also be thinking and talking about what other systems are desirable and possible, so we can keep in mind what we're struggling for. Otherwise we may end up somewhere even worse off than where we're at now. I know I'm often guilty of having too narrow a focus, not wanting to spend time on theory or visioning because it feels like it will never come to pass -- but if we don't, we assure that it will never come to pass. Participatory democracy and participatory economics are good places to start.