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Advance Pre-final Movement Edition of Book One of ‘The Movements of Movements’

We at CACIM are happy to present here an ‘Advance Pre-final Movement Edition’ of the first of two books edited by CACIM member Jai Sen and forthcoming in 2017 as a co-publication between CACIM’s Publication unit OpenWord (external link) and PM Press (external link) in the US.

Book One, posted here, is titled The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ?

Book Two, which will be posted soon, is titled The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance.

Note : For Reading, Discussion, and Debate on a ‘Not-for-Re-Publication / Distribution’ basis !


For an introduction to the books, the contributors, and endorsements, press HERE

To go straight to the Table of Contents and from there to the material in the book, press Here.

Some FAQs:

Can I get a PDF of this prefinal, advance edition of this book ?

No, the contract between the co-publishers OpenWord and PM Press forbids distribution of too-easily-copied electronic formats of this edition of the book. Please therefore respect the condition of this ‘Advance Pre-final Movement Edition’, that the contents are made freely available as individual files - in HTML format - for Discussion and Debate but on a Not-for-Re-Publication/Distribution basis.

Why are you using HTML format for this edition of the book ?

This format aims to respect the spirit of the contract between the co-publishers, as above. Our intention is to discourage unauthorised copying or editing of the material in the book.



The latest series of monographs by the CACIM Forum Fellows is out. These studies have been published under the Critical Engagement series of CACIM. Read more


Jai Sen, May 2009 - On open space : Explorations towards a vocabulary of a more open politics ...Arguing that open space, horizontality, and networking are now emerging as a general tendency in the organisation of human social relations, and that the WSF is a major historical experiment in this idea, the paper seeks to open up the concept towards a more critical discussion and understanding of it, in relation to the times we live in... Download Here


Jai Sen, Peter Waterman, editors

Experimenting with a politics that can cope with uncertainty.
Black Rose Books : Canada. September 2008 Read More



Critical Engagement : CACIM’s Publications Programme

  • The Bamako Appeal and the Zapatista 6th Declaration - From Reorganizing the Existing World to Creating New Ones’. Kolya Abramsky. Critical Engagement, 1. August 2008 (April 2007). New Delhi : CACIM Download Paper
  • Opening open space : Notes on the grammar and vocabulary of the concept of open space’. Jai Sen. May 17 2007. Critical Engagement 2. August 2008 (May 2007b). New Delhi : CACIM Download Paper
  • Towards the Intergalactica - Beyond Networking : Building New Autonomous Global Relations of Production, Reproduction and Exchange’. Kolya Abramsky. Critical Engagement 3. August 2008 (September 2007). New Delhi : CACIM Download Paper
  • Main debates around the WSF 2004 in Mumbai’. Susana Barria with nelson O J. Paper prepared as CACIM Forum Fellow 2007-8. Critical Engagement 4. August 2008. New Delhi : CACIM Download Paper
  • World Social Forum and the Reaction from the Indian Left’. Mayur Chetia. Paper prepared as CACIM Forum Fellow 2007-8. Critical Engagement 5. August 2008. New Delhi : CACIM Download Paper
  • The World Social Forum through the Eyes of movement groups in India’. Mamata Dash. Paper prepared as CACIM Forum Fellow 2007-8. Critical Engagement 6. August 2008. New Delhi : CACIM Download Paper



The World Social Forum: Challenging Empires

The book content is available in Pdf format HERE (external link)

The first book on the WSF to be published in English from the South. An anthology of essays on the theory and practice of the WSF, edited by Jai Sen, Anita Anand, Arturo Escobar and Peter Waterman; published by The Viveka Foundation.


A Political Programme for the World Social Forum ?

Democracy, Substance and Debate in the Bamako Appeal and the Global Justice Movements. A Reader

Jai Sen and Madhuresh Kumar with Patrick Bond and Peter Waterman; Compilers. January 2007. Published by CACIM, New Delhi and CCS, Durban. Read More


Talking New Politics: Are Other Worlds Possible?

Edited by Jai Sen and Mayuri Saini

In the run-up to the fourth World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India in January 2004, civil activists and students organized a major series of seminars in Delhi University to discuss the Forum and its politics. This book, the first in a series that explore the new ideas generated by the discussions.Read More


World Social Movement Bibliography on WSF & the Global Solidarity and Justice Movement.

Prepared by Jai Sen and Peter Waterman, with Madhuresh Kumar. December 2003.Download


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