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A Different Way of Doing

Beside turning local institutions into mechanisms of self-governance, municipalism also has the potential to feminize politics in a way that action at the national level does not.

Municipalism and the Feminization of Politics

Beside turning local institutions into mechanisms of self-governance, municipalism also has the potential to feminize politics in a way that action at the national level does not.
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Laura Roth

Laura Roth teaches at Pompeu Fabra University and works for the Participation Area of the Barcelona City Council. She focuses on participatory democracy and its relationship with political culture and with the law. As a member of the International Group of Barcelona en Comú, she also helps build an international municipalist network.

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Kate Shea Baird

Kate Shea Baird is based in Barcelona where she works in international advocacy for local governments. She has written on Catalan and Spanish politics for Novara Media, Red Pepper, Open Democracy, Indy Voices, Planeta Futuro, Sentit Critic and Media.cat. Kate has participated in the municipal platform Barcelona en Comú since June 2014.

 

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