Social movements as laboratories of dual power


1 October 2023


Volume 1 – Number 11

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Panagiotis Sotiris



Dual power has been associated with a historically specific conception of revolutionary strategy that for many is now outdated. In contrast I think that its strategic scope is broader and that it does not refer to just a specific ‘moment’ but rather to a dynamic that can emerge within prolonged struggles and confrontational social movements within conjunctures characterized by crisis of hegemony or at least elements of a hegemonic crisis. Consequently, movements need to be considered as ‘strategic instances’ in the elaboration of a social and political dynamic for social change.


Dual Power; Social Movements; Strikes; Marxism; Lenin; Prefigurative Politics