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The Problems of Podemos | Novara Wire
"The problems of Podemos highlight some critical contradictions facing any electoral project of the left. First is the problem of alienating your base of support in the pursuit of the voters of the mythical centre ground. Attempting to appeal to this voter-base through managed discourse and policy moderation can both alienate your own base and fail to win over anyone new. Secondly, a party-movement that wishes to take state power through elections cannot only depend on the ‘autonomy of the political’: the idea that the political world operates separately from society, according to unique laws and principles governing its own machinations. The strength of social movements, popular mobilization, and working class power are all critical to the robustness of any political project inside parliament. Parties should discount the importance of the social sphere at their peril."
Spain  politics  generalElection  PP  RajoyMariano  PSOE  Podemos  UnidosPodemos  Ciudadanos  Madrid  IU  15-M  openness  transparency  IglesiasPablo  ErrejonInigo 
july 2016 by petej

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