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The Resource Beyond elections : redefining democracy in the Americas, by Silvia Leindecker and Michael Fox

Beyond elections : redefining democracy in the Americas, by Silvia Leindecker and Michael Fox

Label
Beyond elections : redefining democracy in the Americas
Title
Beyond elections
Title remainder
redefining democracy in the Americas
Statement of responsibility
by Silvia Leindecker and Michael Fox
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is democracy? Freedom, equality, participation? Everyone has his or her own definition. Across the world, 120 countries now have at least the minimum trappings of democracy - the freedom to vote for all citizens. But for many, this is just the beginning not the end. Following decades of US-backed dictatorships, civil wars and devastating structural adjustment policies in the South, and corporate control, electoral corruption, and fraud in the North, representative politics in the Americas is in crisis. Citizens are now choosing to redefine democracy under their own terms: local, direct, and participatory. In 1989, the Brazilian Worker's Party altered the concept of local government when they installed participatory budgeting in Porto Alegre, allowing residents to participate directly in the allocation of city funds. Ten years later, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was swept into power with the promise of granting direct participation to the Venezuelan people; who have now formed tens of thousands of self-organized communal councils. In the Southern Cone, cooperative and recuperated factory numbers have grown, and across the Americas social movements and constitutional assemblies are taking authority away from the ruling elites and putting power into the hands of their members and citizens. Beyond Elections is a journey that takes us across the Americas to attempt to answer one of the most important questions of our time: What is Democracy? --Container
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fox, Michael
  • Leindecker, Silvia
Runtime
115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Beyond elections : redefining democracy in the Americas, by Silvia Leindecker and Michael Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 13, 2014)
Control code
ASP2307956/vast
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (115 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)871017971
Video recording format
other
Label
Beyond elections : redefining democracy in the Americas, by Silvia Leindecker and Michael Fox
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 13, 2014)
Control code
ASP2307956/vast
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (115 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)871017971
Video recording format
other

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