Monthly Archives: May 2016

Democracy after Sanders: building a progressive alternative, beyond social media and mass rallies


Check out my latest piece on Sanders and the US presidential race, published by openDemocracy on 26th May.

Here is a short summary:

“The US presidential primaries have shown that there are important similarities and convergences in methods and tactics between Donald Trump’s followers and sections of Bernie Sanders’ mass support. Even though the two movements have radically different goals, the politics of feeling and the use of social media and mass rallies to campaign for utopian change are closer than one might imagine. But while social media activism and mass rallies can act as a catalyst to spread a vision, they cannot on their own deliver the desired change.”