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Citizen activist movements can invigorate local politics

By adopting methods used by activist citizen movements, municipal level politics can become more inclusive and even pave the way for sustainable transformations.
Mine Islar
Mine Islar, Lund University

Mine Islar, from Lund University, has studied the politics of Barcelona en Comú, an activist citizen platform that came to power in the municipality of Barcelona in 2015.

"Municipal level politics impact on people’s everyday lives. By incorporating some of the methods used by activist and grass roots movements, I argue that municipal politics can become both invigorated and closer to local issues, since their way of doing politics can help open up the city to the citizens and create a stronger sense of inclusion", says Mine Islar.

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