11 Dec Agency for change
The crisis of representative democracy in Southeast Europe has renewed wareness for the necessity of encouraging active citizenship.
Established political actors should take democratic innovations seriously as civic mobilizations could help democratize Western Balkan societies, with North Macedonia’s Colourful Revolution of 2016 being the outstanding example.
Local initiatives and movements built around defending ›public things‹ are a rediscovery of the values of the past. This should be seen as an opportunity
to widen the space of political conversation to include topics and memories that were, until recently, suppressed or safely excluded.
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