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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 (external link)


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


CACIM @ WSF 2011

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