PR like PRocess! Strategy from the Bottom-Up

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De Angelis, M. 2005. PR like PRocess! Strategy from the Bottom-Up. ephemera. 5 (2), pp. 193-204.
AuthorsDe Angelis, M.
Abstract

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.

Keywordspolitical practices; European Social Forum (ESF); democratic processes; anti capitalist political writing
Journalephemera
Journal citation5 (2), pp. 193-204
ISSN1473-2866
Year2005
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/749
Publication dates
PrintMay 2005
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Deposited21 Apr 2010
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De Angelis, M. (2005) ‘PR like PRocess! Strategy from the Bottom-Up’ Ephemera 5 (2) 193-204.

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