30.09.2021
A Crowded and Complex Picture: Local Elections in Italy

In the lead up to the Italian local elections, Marina Adami explains some of the complexities of the current political landscape.

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06.09.2021
How Shadow Courts Threaten the Climate

An international energy agreement allows corporations to sue nation-states for phasing out fossil fuels.

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02.07.2021
Mirroring Bias: Online Hate Speech and Polarisation

Torrential online abuse is reproducing structural inequalities and weakening democracy.

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26.05.2021
Referendums in Italy: Direct Democracy under Controlled Conditions

Designed to safeguard against a return of authoritarianism, the Italian constitutional framework leaves little space for direct democracy – yet referendums are not uncommon in the country.

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26.05.2021
Promised Lands in Manfredonia: Environmental Justice Is About Democracy

A photo essay by Sofia Cherici and Federico Ambrosini tells the story of how, for one Italian town, democracy is an ongoing struggle for justice and self-determination.

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03.03.2021
Draghi’s Team of Rivals

Mario Draghi has reset the agenda and forged a consensus on recovery but the real politics still lies ahead.

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11.09.2020
Rally Around the Flag? The Far-Right Response to Covid-19

AfD, the Lega and the Swedish Democrats have all struggled to find a message amid the pandemic. However, things might be changing.

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11.03.2020
United We Stand: Labour Environmentalism and the Climate Movement

Looking at the climate crisis in class terms means reframing class conflict in terms of capital versus life.

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11.03.2020
United We Stand: The Green Industrial Revolution in Italy

Unions and new ecological movements need a frank exchange to find elements of synergy and mutual growth.

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