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Toplisek, Alen and Thomassen, Lasse (2017) 'From Protest to Party: Horizontality and Verticality on the Slovenian Left.' Europe-Asia Studies, 69 (9). pp. 1383-1400.

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This essay analyses the politics of horizontality—a key characteristic of recent forms of protest and activist citizenship—through the case of the 2012–2013 protests in Slovenia. The Slovenian case is illustrative because we can trace the emergence of the Initiative for Democratic Socialism and, subsequently, the United Left from protest through movement to party. Since we believe that horizontality and verticality are present in both movements and parties, we argue against a simple opposition between movements and parties. In particular, we focus on the reasons for the move from horizontalist ways of political organising to vertical structures.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science
ISSN: 09668136
Copyright Statement: © 2017 University of Glasgow. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Europe-Asia Studies on 29 November 2017, available online:
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Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2019 13:10

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