By Eduardo Zachary Albrecht
Considering the increase of world political instability and next value of recent social routine, this innovative e-book examines the connection among the alter-globalization stream and political strength in Italy, Spain, and Greece. It argues that not just is the flow anti-political, yet that it operates inside of an apolitical social milieu, as a ritualized maintaining trend for heart classification youths that locate themselves uncomfortably put among a receding country constitution at the one hand, and a emerging casual economic climate at the different. Its ritual liminality permits adherents to behave progressive whereas assuring that their center type privileges stay intact. the writer considers the social ramifications of the flow at a time while Europe unearths itself at a political and fiscal crossroads, and provides particular and well timed case stories from the 3 southern ecu countries.
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As I turn a corner, above a busy intersection, the Academy of Athens’ columns glisten with sunlight and the building’s Vitruvian proportions come unexpectedly to life. Nearby, I notice a group of older men dressed in elegant but tattered suits standing in front of a newsstand reading headlines off papers they do not buy. Eleni arrives not unpardonably late. We walk quickly to the main body of the protest and join a group of her friends. They eagerly explain that they are protesting the government’s decision to reform pensions again.
Mia agreed, adding: Politics cannot change society. The system is rotten and politics will not be able to change it. I am the least activist person you could find. I don’t trust politics. It is not about political change, getting new people in power, elections and all that; politics cannot change a thing. You see, politics does not change society, rather, if we all do our little bit, at the personal level, that will produce change at the social level which will eventually create change at the political level.
Alter-globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement by Eduardo Zachary Albrecht