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Debunking Spontaneity: Spain’s 15-M/Indignados as Autonomous Movement

Author: Flesher Fominaya, Cristina

In: Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social and Cultural Political Protest, Vol 14, No 2, 2015, pp. 142-163

Argues emergence of movement not ‘new’ and ‘spontaneous’ but product of evolution of a collective identity and culture stressing deliberative democracy since the 1980s.
See also her blog on the OpenDemocracy website: ‘Spain is Different: Podemos and 15-M’ on the rise of the leftist but non-ideological Podemos party in the European Parliamentary elections of June 2014, and influence of 15-M movement on the nature of the new party.

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