Juan Carlos Monedero

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Juan Carlos Monedero
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Juan Carlos Monedero in a 2015 interview.
Born (1963-01-12) 12 January 1963 (age 56)
EducationDoctorate in Political Science
Alma materUniversidad Complutense de Madrid
OccupationWriter, professor in the UCM
Political partyPodemos

Juan Carlos Monedero Fernández-Gala (born 12 January 1963) is a Spanish political scientist, writer and politician. He is a professor at Complutense University of Madrid and a host of La Tuerka. He was one of the head members of Podemos until his resignation in April 2015 critical of the direction the party.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Monedero studied economics, achieving a degree in political science and sociology in the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). He made his doctorate studies in the Heidelberg University (Germany) between 1989 and 1992, under the direction of political scientist Klaus von Beyme. His doctoral thesis (Causas de la disolución de la República Democrática Alemana. La ausencia de legitimidad: 1949-1989) was read in the UCM in 1996,[2] with the qualification Apto Cum Laude.[citation needed]

He is a professor of political science in the UCM since 1992, where he develops part of his investigative labour and teaches subjects related with political institutions, state theory, South America, and the Spanish political system. He has been an invited professor in various universities, both European (London and Berlin) and South American (Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela).[2][3]

Political consultant and analysis[edit]

Juan Carlos Monedero has been a political advisor of Spanish politician Gaspar Llamazares between 2000 and 2005, when he was the General Coordinator of United Left.[4] He has also been a consultant of the Venezuelan government directed by Hugo Chávez between 2005 and 2010.[5][6]

Media[edit]

He collaborated in the media, both press and television. He has written columns in newspapers such as Público, written articles in El País and collaborated in political debate programmes such as La Tuerka and Fort Apache, presented by Pablo Iglesias.[7] Currently he collaborates with the newspaper La Marea, in CuartoPoder and his personal blog. He has appeared in the 2001 comedy film Gente pez and the 2013 choral film Gente en sitios.

Academic and political practice[edit]

Juan Carlos Monedero has critically defended the Bolivarian Revolution. He has claimed that Chávez was "the last liberator of South America", and that the political process in South America is an example for a world immersed in a "systematic capitalist crisis".[8] After Chávez's death he praised his significance in breaking the hegemony of the United States in South America and building a process of regional integration, criticizing the biased position of the media.[9]

He is close to the 15-M movement and some media have classified him as its "ideologist",[10] though he says that nobody can hold such a position.[6] His opinion about 15-M is that "it is the best thing that has happened to the democracy".[11]

In January 2014, he participated in the Podemos project with other activists and intellectuals such as Pablo Iglesias, to unite the Spanish leftist forces against the current European political and financial system.[12][13]

Funds[edit]

According to El Mundo, Monedero supposedly received up to €1.5 million from the Venezuelan Foundation of the Center for Political and Social Studies.[14] This has caused controversy with Monedero's tax information that may have not covered the alleged payments.[14] In 2015 the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) demanded more details about the alleged payments from Venezuela to Monedero.[15]

The veracity of these claims and the political motives of those making and publishing them has been questioned.[16][17]

Books[edit]

  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (1992). El retorno a Europa. De la perestroika al Tratado de Maastricht. Madrid: Complutense. p. 429. ISBN 8474914469.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos; Paniagua Soto, Juan Luis (1999). En torno a la democracia en España. Problemas pendientes del sistema político espyearl. Madrid: Tecnos. p. 501. ISBN 8430933573.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2000). Informe sobre la implantación del euro en España. European University Institute: Badia Fiesolana.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2003). Cansancio del Leviatán: Problemas políticos en la mundialización. Madrid: Trotta. ISBN 8481646253.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2005). La Constitución destituyente de Europa: Claves para otro debate constitucional. Madrid: La Catarata. p. 160. ISBN 9788483192146.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos; El Troudi, Haiman (2006). Empresas de Producción Social. Instrumento para el socialismo del siglo XXI. Caracas. p. 238. ISBN 9801220252.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2009). Disfraces del Leviatán: El papel del estado en la globalización neoliberal. Madrid: Akal. p. 288. ISBN 9788446031307.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2009). Claves para un mundo en transición. Crítica y reconstrucción de la política. Madrid: Cyan. p. 74. ISBN 9788481988031.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2009). El gobierno de las palabras. Madrid: Fondo de Cultura Económica de España, S.L. p. 350. ISBN 9788437506548.
  • Iglesias Turrión, Pablo; Monedero, Juan Carlos (2011). ¡Que no nos representan!: El debate sobre el sistema electoral español. Madrid: Popular. p. 127. ISBN 9788478845156.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2011). La rebelión de los indignados. Madrid: Rompeolas. p. 104. ISBN 9788478844975.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2011). La transición contada a nuestros padres. Madrid: La Catarata. p. 232. ISBN 9788483195857.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2012). Dormiamos y despertamos. El 15M y la reinvención de la democracia. Madrid: Nueva Utopía. ISBN 8496146596.
  • Monedero, Juan Carlos (2013). Curso urgente de política para gente decente. Madrid: Seix Barral. p. 246. ISBN 9788432220814.
  • Anguita, Julio; Monedero, Juan Carlos (2013). Conversaciones entre Julio Anguita y Juan Carlos Monedero. Madrid: Icaria. p. 120. ISBN 9788498885286.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Podemos co-founder resigns from leadership of anti-austerity party". El País. Madrid: Prisa. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Currículum". Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Juan Carlos Monedero Fernández-Gala". Departamento de Ciencia Política y de la Administración. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  4. ^ "'Noalaguerra.org' está registrada a nombre de un miembro y asesor de IU". El Mundo (in Spanish). Madrid: Mundinteractivos, S.A. 31 March 2003. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Los asesores españoles de Chávez son diez". Diario Crítico (in Spanish). Grupo Diariocrítico. 26 September 2008. Archived from the original on 8 March 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b Argüelles, J.L (2 November 2012). "España es el único país en el que puedes ser demócrata sin ser antifascista". Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). Editora Balear, S.A. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Artículos de Juan Carlos Monedero en 'El País'". Archived from the original on 2014-08-07.
  8. ^ "El presidente Chávez es el último libertador de América Latina". Embajada de Venezuela. Ministerio del Poder Popular para Relaciones Exteriores. 27 December 2012. Archived from the original on 15 August 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Ex asesor de Chávez a RT: Gracias a Chávez se logró "romper con la hegemonía" de EE.UU". RT.com (in Spanish). TV-Novosti. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Juan Carlos Monedero, ideólogo del 15-M, participa en el VII Encuentro de Cooperación". La Nueva España. Editorial Prensa Asturiana, S.A. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  11. ^ Ferriol Palma, Rosa (28 February 2012). "Juan Carlos Monedero: 'El 15M es lo mejor que le ha pasado a la democracia'". Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). Editora Balear, S.A. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  12. ^ "Manifiesto de Podemos con motivo de la marcha estatal contra las violencias machistas convocada por el movimiento feminista". Podemos (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  13. ^ Europa Press (13 March 2014). "Podemos formaliza su inscripción como partido político". El Diario. Madrid. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  14. ^ a b Recuero, Marisa (26 January 2015). "Monedero ingresó otro millón de Venezuela desde una fundación". El Mundo (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial Información General S.L.U. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Spain's Podemos questioned about €1 million transfer from Venezuela". El Universal (in Spanish). 26 January 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  16. ^ "La prensa española revienta sus portadas con la «lista Falciani»". Iniciativa Debate (in Spanish). Compete Themes. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  17. ^ Galán, Lola (26 January 2015). "Las lecciones del 'caso Monedero'". El País (in Spanish). PRISA. Retrieved 26 January 2015.

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