Jerome Roos is a PhD researcher in International Political Economy at the European University Institute in Florence. His research focuses on the structural power of finance in sovereign debt crises and the implications for the quality of democracy. He is the founder and editor of ROAR magazine – an online journal of the radical imagination providing grassroots perspectives from the front lines of the global struggle for real democracy – and has been an organiser with Take The Square, the international commission of the 15-M movement in Spain. With Leonidas Oikonomakis, he is co-director of Utopia on the Horizon (2012), a short documentary on the occupation of Syntagma Square in Greece. Jerome has appeared on Al Jazeera, BBC World and RT News to comment on the global financial crisis and the social movements that have since emerged in response. His articles have been translated into dozens of languages and republished on hundreds of blogs and independent news sites.