David Casassas · Popular Political Economy
In eras of democratic revolutions, yesterday and today, popular cultures and practices emerge, contradicting tyrannical political economies and pointing towards forms of collective control of the material and symbolic bases of our lives. This space aspires to contribute towards such popular political economy, which is to say common government of the world we live in.
I am a lecturer in Social and Political Theory at the University of Barcelona where I teach the subjects Introduction to Sociology, Economic Sociology, and Social Movements. I have been a researcher at the Catholic University of Louvain, University of Oxford and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. I was Secretary of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) and am now a member of its International Advisory Board in addition to being Vice-President of the Spanish Basic Income Network (Red Renta Básica). I am also a member of the Editorial Board of the international political review SinPermiso and I work with the Barcelona-based Observatory for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (DESC).