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Radical Philosophy Today

Volume 3, 2006

Liberation between Selves, Sexualities, and War

Robert Ware
Pages 11-22

Creating Organizations and Institutions for Radical Democracy

Typical philosophies of liberation often assume, and sometimes argue, that freedom and democracy will be best experienced through an absence of institutions. Contrary to this trend in theory, the author argues that a better philosophy of liberation will seek to transform institutions, rather than abolish them. Using examples of cooperative experiments in the Basque territories and in Brazil, the author argues that experiences of liberation are achieved through new forms of institutional life that nurture participatory and egalitarian relationships between people.

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