The Climate Won’t Wait for Italian Politics

Italy is experiencing one of the harshest summers on record, yet ongoing election campaigns zero-in on winning votes.

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On the Outskirts: The Geography of Educational Inequality

In this photo essay, Sofia Cherici and Federico Ambrosini explore how schools and teachers can transform their surrounding community.

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Alexander Langer’s Case for an Ecological Conversion

What his philosophy and politics have to offer on the European Green Deal and its promise of a just transition.

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Anthropogenic Venice: Surviving Life in a Lagoon

Venice‘s changing relationship with the lagoon surrounding it could herald the decline of the city and its ecosystem.

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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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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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Mirroring Bias: Online Hate Speech and Polarisation

Torrential online abuse is reproducing structural inequalities and weakening democracy.

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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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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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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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