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Florent Marcellesi

Florent Marcellesi is an ecological researcher and activist, a member of the editorial council of the magazine Ecología politíca and the coordinator of Ecopolítica. He is also a member of the Spanish Green party Equo.

Articles

06.07.2016
Política, emociones y europatriotismo

Una discusión con el futuro eurodiputado, Florent Marcellesi, del Partido Verde español, Equo y sociólogo y escritor político independiente Dick Pels.

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06.07.2016
Politics, Emotions and ‘Europatriotism’

An interview with sociologist and freelance political writer Dick Pels and future Member of European Parliament Florent Marcellesi from the Spanish Green party Equo, in which they examine the issues at stake when trying to rethink the emotional case for Europe.

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04.07.2016
Green Observatory: Refugee Crisis

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This edition focuses its lens on the so-called ‘refugee crisis’: how is this crisis perceived and does the perception at all correlate to facts? Are the new EU proposals responding to the situation and are EU member states willing to shoulder each other?

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28.04.2016
Green Observatory: Brexit

The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. This first edition focuses its lens on Brexit: how is the referendum on UK membership being discussed in different countries? And what could be the potential consequences on the ground in the case of a vote to leave the EU?

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29.02.2016
DiEM25, an Ally for a European Wide Offensive?

Greens have always defended that Europe is the right political space to provide answers for the many challenges we face and that it needs a democratic renewal. DiEM25 takes a step, albeit timidly, towards a green Europe and a green and shared prosperity that respects the planet.

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27.01.2016
L’Espagne, à la porte d’une nouvelle transition

L’Espagne, qui a fini fortement agitée l’année 2015 avec les élections législatives du 20 décembre, le sera de nouveau sans nul doute autant en 2016. Trente ans après sa transition démocratique post-Franco, elle aborde une nouvelle transition vers un autre régime politique encore à définir.

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27.01.2016
Spain on the Threshold of a New Transition

Thirty years on from its transition to democracy after Franco, Spain faces a new transition to another system of government, which has yet to be defined.

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29.09.2015
Siria, una guerra climática: y las que están por venir

Ahora por fin hemos recordado que en Siria hay guerra, que es ese horror de lo que huye la gente que llega a Europa. Así que ahora es el momento también de entender por qué hay guerra en Siria. Para ello, recordemos que en septiembre de 2010 una sequía en el noroeste de este país dejó a millones de personas en la extrema pobreza. En marzo de 2011 empezó la guerra, siendo las primeras revueltas en los lugares más secos del país.

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29.09.2015
Syria: A climatic war foreshadowing those to come

The idea that the war in Syria can be partially explained by climate change is one that is often overlooked. The connection between conflict and climate change – whether it’s down to drought, food scarcity, or environmental degradation to homes – is stronger than it appears, and is one that needs to be urgently addressed before it is too late.

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16.06.2015
Del activismo social al activismo político: las candidaturas ciudadanas municipalistas en España

La gran novedad de las elecciones municipales de Mayo 2015 en España han sido las llamadas candidaturas de “confluencia ciudadana” surgidas a raíz de la iniciativa “Guanyem” en Barcelona. Se trata de un fenómeno que se ha replicado en todo el país y en el que la ciudadanía se ha organizando para acceder al poder institucional municipal, principalmente en torno al eje de “regeneración democrática”. Los protagonistas son personas (afiliadas a partidos políticos o no, activistas sociales y locales, personas sin adscripción que no militan ni participan en ninguna organización, con o sin ideología política) que han puesto en marcha procesos de construcción de instrumentos de participación política, pero con los partidos políticos en segundo plano.

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16.06.2015
From social activism to political activism: citizen candidates to local elections in Spain

The Spanish citizenry has organised the so-called “convergence list of candidates” for the local elections in May 2015. These lists have integrated political parties, civil society and independent citizens aiming to regenerate the local policy from a political, social, economic and ecological point of view. What are the common points of such lists?

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19.03.2015
Podemos: analysis of a mass political phenomenon

Halfway between a structured party and an explosive grassroots movement, Podemos remains a difficult-to-describe political UFO.

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01.07.2013
Technology, relocalisation and self-limitation

The 21st century presents a fascinating paradox: never before in its history has humanity reached such an advanced and refined level of technological development, but never has it come so close to the ecological precipice and global collapse. If this contradiction is to be overcome, political ecology must focus on two priorities: the relocalisation of the economy and the democracy of self-limitation.

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