Our aims

The New Politics Platform has been conceived as a global and decentralised think tank on counter-hegemonic politics that will support the joint production of ideas to: (a) boost the development of desirable, viable and achievable alternatives aimed at transcending current oppressive and exploitative structures; (b) acknowledge the diversity of knowledge as a source of inspiration for the co-creation of alternatives; and (c) promote fruitful collaboration and exchanges among researchers and activists from different regions of the world.

The partners

The platform is an open space composed of activists and researchers engaged in political parties, trade unions, social movements, universities, research centres and universities in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. The organisations that actively support the platform are the following:


Transnational Institute

TNI is is an Amsterdam-based research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. For more than 40 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers around the world. Website: https://www.tni.org/en

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Institute for Political Ecology

Based in Zagreb, IPE is a research organisation focused works on the ecological transition and commons- based governance models. The Institute aims to politicise the public discourse around climate justice, democracy and social equality in Croatia and Europe. Website: http://ipe.hrhaven


Alternative Information and Development Centre

AIDC was formed in 1996 in response to the democratic transition in South Africa. Based in Cape Town, AIDC produces and promotes alternative knowledge and analysis relevant for social movements struggling for social, economic and ecological justice. Website: http://aidc.org.za


Institute for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

IEALC is a research institute of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. IEALC participates in several regional and global projects and networks active in the the search for democratic and socially just solutions to the current social, economic and political problems of the region. Website: http://iealc.sociales.uba.ar


The Havens Center

Established in the Sociology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984, the A. E. Havens Center for Social Justice is dedicated to promoting critical intellectual reflection and exchange, both within the academy as well as between it and the broader society. http://www.havenscenter.org


Attac France

Attac is an international activist organisation. Attac France focuses on social mobilisation against the hegemony of financial capital and the commodification of the world, and towards building an active democracy and greater convergence between building social organisations within the global justice movement. Website: https://france.attac.org

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Fundación Solón

 The Solon Foundation was created in 1994 by the Bolivian artist Walter Solón Romero to encourage social creativity, critical thinking and the rise of rebellious spirits. Over the years, after the death of the artist in 1999, the foundation has become an institution actively engaged in the search for counter-hegemonic alternatives in the arts, social analysis and activism. Website: https://fundacionsolon.org

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Democracy Works

The Democracy Works Foundation, based in Johannesburg, analyses the health of democracy and implements innovative interventions and technologies in order to foster inclusive development. The Foundation promotes the voices of the South in international platforms aimed at linking the deepening of democracy with building more equal and just societies. Website: http://democracyworks.org.za



The mission was established in the General Provision 90 of the LOES, which says “the Instituto de Altos Estudios Nacionales – IAEN – is a Graduate school of the state, whose mission is that of training and strategic thinking with a prospective vision on the State and Public Administration; developing and implementing knowledge, methods, and techniques related to the planning, coordination, management and implementation of policies and public management Website: http://www.iaen.edu.ec