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"Feminist Politics Beyond Representative Democrazy: The Practices of New municipalism"

On February 18, 2022 12pm, Dr. Laura Roth (Visiting Research, Jame I University, Spain), gave virtual talk on, "Feminist Politics Beyond Representative Democracy: The Practices of New Municipalism"

Unlike most feminist analyses of politics, Dr. Laura Roth focuses, not on traditional political parties and organizations, but on the municipalist movement and emergent collectives where democracy is understood as going far beyond state's representative institutions and politics.  She argues that, in practice, feminist politics include elements such as care, democratic decision-making, non-violence, diversity, a deep understanding of gender balance, feminist leadership and power as cooperation.