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The two faces of the common? Communal forms of government from below as counter-hegemonic alternatives

Common(s) or communal? Introductory remarks

It is necessary to differentiate a community practice later turned functional by capital, from one that is created, from the onset, for the capital. (Raquel Gutiérrez and Huascar Salazar)

Those who listen: On the role of external recipients in whistleblowing cases

Introduction*

What matters about whistleblowers [is] not that we should respond to them in a particular way but that they compel such serious attention, forcing us, as we respond, to confront some of our most fundamental ethical assumptions. (Brown, 1987: 10, cited in Contu, 2014: 403)

The struggle for good leadership in social movement organizations: Collective reflection and rules as basis for autonomy

Introduction[*]

The goal of this paper is to analyze characteristics, challenges and leadership practices in social movement organizations (SMO). To explore this, we also discuss tensions that arise by implementing aspired forms of leadership, and how activists deal with these tensions. Broadly, in our study leadership is defined as a process and practice that provides guidance to groups or organizations (Crevani, 2018: 88).

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