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Democracy Reloaded: Inside Spain's Political Laboratory from 15-M to Podemos

Cristina Flesher Fominaya


Framed in debates about the crisis of democracy, the book analyzes one of the most influential social movements of recent times: Spain’s “Indignados” or “15-M” movement. In the wake of the global financial crisis and harsh austerity policies, 15-M movement activists occupied public squares across the country, mobilized millions of Spanish citizens, gave rise to new hybrid parties such as Podemos, and inspired pro-democracy movements around the world. Based on access to key participants in the 15-M movement and Podemos, and extensive participant observation, the book tells the story of this rem ... More

Keywords: austerity, activism, autonomy, crisis, culture, democracy, social movements, prefiguration, protest, Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190099961
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190099961.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cristina Flesher Fominaya, author
Reader in Social Politics and Media, Loughborough University