DiEM25 muss sich selbst demokratisieren oder es wird verschwinden

Dies ist die deutschsprachige, erweiterte und veränderte Version von „Is DiEM25 really a democratic movement? An answer to Yanis Varoufakis proposal“.

Einleitung: Ein Monat ist seit der Gründungsveranstaltung von DiEM25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025) in der Volksbühne Berlin am 9. Februar 2016 vergangen. Nachdem ich zu Hause den Livestream der Veranstaltung gesehen habe, hatte ich den faden Geschmack einer Kaffeehaus-Revolution im Mund.

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Is DiEM25 really a democratic movement? An answer to Yanis Varoufakis proposal

This article is an answer, a rerelease and critique of “What makes DiEM25 a more effective movement? What is it doing differently?” Originally published by Yanis Varoufakis here on DiEM25. 
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Is Karl Marx concept of the class struggle still up to date?

Taken from we are the 99 % percent
Taken from we are the 99 % percent

During the last financial crises Karl Marx and his thoughts regain a lot of popularity. For instance the Occuppy Wallstreet slogan “We are the 99%” refers directly to his concept of the class struggle and supported the movement by organising their world wide protest. His thoughts and concepts seems to be embedded in the minds of the people, but are his concepts still fertile from an academic point of view?

In sociology Marx concept of the class conflict and with it the two classes of Bourgeoisie and proletariat stands beside a lot of other concepts to analyse the social structure (networked with: is diem25 really a democratic movement) Lately the British BBC started the “Great British Class Survey”, which they announce as ground breaking science. This maybe right form a British perspective, but from a German perspective the theory behind the survey is old fashioned. There survey is mainly based on the theoretical framework of Pierre Borudieu and his neo-marxist concept of social, cultural and economic capital. In Germany his concepts were adopted much earlier for instance by Gerhard Schulze in his theory of the “Erlebnisgesellschaft” (experience society) published in 1992.

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