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Barcelona's local elections in the global spotlight

Less than a week ago, on 24 May 2015, local and regional elections were held across Spain. In Barcelona, Madrid and other major cities, new anti-establishment candidates either won or came very close to winning, signalling a major change in the country’s political landscape. 1,103 more words


Greener, wealthier, happier: how Brazil has changed since 1950

It was a fearsome blow. It was the first World Cup after World War II, on home soil, and the country was desperate for international recognition. 833 more words

Political Economy

protest matters, but it's complicated

Over at Aeon Magazine, I have a short article on the question of whether protest works. Discussion of Gamson ’75 and more. A short clip: 167 more words


Locking Out the Public: The Baltimore Orioles and the Politics of Public Spaces

By Wesley R. Bishop and Andrew McGregor

The smoke and ash of Baltimore has cleared in the magical land of cable news. With protests in Cleveland underway, the short attention span of corporate media discourse has found another tragedy to focus on, with many talking heads treating yet another “isolated” incident of police brutality as just one more link in an unending chain. 2,660 more words

Current Events

Review: V & A Museum | Disobedient Objects

Sometimes we see art as well-crafted masterpieces or abstract concepts of designs. We may wonder how the artists have made it or admire the skills they had to create the piece. 894 more words

My Work

Transnational Social Movements in ASEAN Policy Advocacy: The Case of Regional Migrants’ Rights Policy

Various processes have swept over Southeast Asia in the last four decades, producing pressures not only in the economic but also in the political and social milieus. 109 more words

Politics And Rights