Subterranean Politics in Europe

Subterranean Politics in Europe is a research collaboration based at the London School of Economics and Political Science exploring bottom-up politics across Europe through case studies in Germany, Spain, Italy, Hungary and London.

The Research

From the summary: This is one of those rare moments in history when subterranean politics ‘bubbles up’ to the surface. What we mean by subterranean politics is politics that is not usually visible in mainstream political debates...

Read more »


The Subterranean Politics project collated information on trans-European political initiatives that arose in response to the political and economic crisis.

News and Links

26 Jun 2013 - Subterranean Politics at the Institute of International and European Affairs
Mary Kaldor presented the findings of the Subterranean Politics project at the Institute of International and European Affairs.

06 Mar 2013 - New Event: German Europe: Are there Alternatives?
In this event, Ulrich Beck, Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Mary Kaldor discuss the current political crisis and how to reinvent democracy in Europe.

See all news and links »

German Europe: Are there Alternatives?

Speakers: Professor Ulrich Beck, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Professor Mary Kaldor
Chair: Professor Richard Sennett

You can listen to the audio of the event below.