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Politics of Dissent


Martin Bak Jørgensen and Óscar García Agustín

There are alternatives to neoliberal market economies: basic income, the money of the common and degrowth. This study highlights the potential of dissent from the initial questioning of the dominant system to the creation of new political agendas. It discusses the multiple manifestations of dissent and their contributions to shaping political alternatives; it also takes a closer look at organizations and the challenge they face trying to establish forms of resistance. The struggles of current social movements in Brazil, Turkey, Nigeria, Spain and the US exemplify practices of dissent.
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Nine Theses on Dissent



In nine theses of dissent the editors of the volume on Politics of Dissent as the title suggests put forth nine theses on not only the content of dissent but also the implications for social and political change. By unravelling the concept of dissent the chapter shows firstly why dissent can be analysed as a form of politics and how this particular type of politics is linked to agency. Dissent opens up the understanding of democracy. It brings out the oppositional voices, conflicts and disengagements. It brings in the people.

#1 Dissent is the questioning of consensus

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