Maailman sosiaalifoorumi WSF: Avoin tila vai liikkeiden liike? Politiikka uusiksi! –luentosarja http://www.valt.helsinki.fi/blogs/spaces/politiikka.htm 14.11.2007 Mikael Rönkkö [email protected] Johdantoa Charter of Principles (9.4.2004)
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Politiikka uusiksi! –luentosarja
WSF is an open meeting place for reflective thinking, democratic debate of ideas, formulation of proposals, free exchange of experiences and interlinking for effective action, by groups and movements of civil society that are opposed to neo-liberalism and to domination of the world by capital and any form of imperialism, and are committed to building a planetary society directed towards fruitful relationships among Mankind and between it and the Earth.
Table 2 demonstrate relative size distribution of the indications by respondents of movements in which they are actively involved ( in terms of number of participants who say they are actively involved).
(Riverside survey 2005)
1. Militarism, War and Peace2. Media, Information, Knowledge and Culture3. Democracy, Ecological and Economic Security i Debt, finance and tradeii Land, Water and Food Sovereigntyiii Labour and World of Work in Production and Social Reproductioniv Social sectors -- food, health, education -- and social security4. Exclusions, Discrimination, Dignity, Rights and Equalityi Nation, State, citizenship, law and justiceii Caste, race and other forms of descent/work based exclusions iii Religion, culture and identitiesiv Patriarchy, Gender and Sexuality
Model of explanation of global justice movements democracy view (Donatella della Porta Demos-project)
POs = Political Opportunities
SOs = Social Opportunities
COs = Cultural Opportunities
>proaktiivinen vaihtoehtofoorumi WSFille Etelässä
 “Contentious Politics”, Paradigm 2007
* Teivo Teivainen: Enter Economism, Exit Politics: Experts, Economic Policy and the Damage to Democracy.. London: Zed Press, 2002
Donatella della Porta: what become interesting is how democracy is conceptualised in WSF arena and how it is implemented inside WSF. In WSF proposals are developed — ranging from limited reforms to ambitious utopias — for alternative democratic practices.
WSF could be seen as an experimental arena of new models of democracy both in the internal structure and in the way WSF participants interact with political institutions.
Recent research confirmed the high degree of critical debate on democracy presents in social movements and social forums: internal democracy emerges as an important topic of discussion for the activists Past experiences are reflected upon, showing important learning processes, although no satisfactory solution seemed ready yet to address the main organizational dilemma (between e.g. participation versus efficacy, equality versus specialization, etc.).
In other word, one could look at WSF as space for the elaboration of conceptions of democracy and first experimentation with them.”
WSF eräänlainen paikallisten, kansallisten ja poikkikansallisten yhteiskunnallisten liikkeiden hybridi, monimuotoisen “globaalin kansalaisyhteiskunnan” muotoutuva tila, josta voi erottaa monia eritasoisia vastakkainasetteluja, joista monet palautuvat eri kansalaisliikkeiden traditioihin ja erilaisiin demokratiakäsityksiin:
Forum was becoming "an institution unanchored in actual global political struggles, and this is turning it into an annual festival with limited social impact", that ”the WSF is under an illusion that it can stand above the fray, and this will lead to its becoming some sort of neutral forum, where discussion will increasingly be isolated from action. “."The WSF is at a crossroads. ... “We must have a strategy of ‘counter-power.’ 
 Bello, Walden (2007): The WSF is at a crossroads. Foreign Policy In Focus (FPIF), International Relations Center, May 4, 2007, www.fpif.org
Competing conceptions of internal democracy in WSF WSF International Council IC before Porto Alegre WSF 2005
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