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10.01.2019
How Orbán Manipulates Markets to Suppress Hungary’s Opposition

In Viktor Orbán’s self-styled illiberal democracy, power is maintained through patronage and cronyism built around public jobs and EU money.

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17.12.2018
False Flag

A story of internet freedom and activism in a world where the EU’s copyright proposals are law, and are enforced to terrifying effect.

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06.11.2018
Libertarian Municipalism & Murray Bookchin’s Legacy

Murray Bookchin’s call for a radical democracy based on libertarian municipalism continues to inspire citizens’ movements across the globe.

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17.10.2018
Solidarity and Democracy in the City

Change in Poland today is part of a broader global transformation, and one which sees a deep urban-rural divide. What role can cities play in stopping the authoritarian populist wave?

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26.08.2018
A Korea Re-United?

Green reflections on prospects for prosperity, peace and a brighter future after a visit to North Korea.

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26.07.2018
Dark globalisation: the politics of spectacle

Putin’s Russia is governed by means of political theatre designed to deflect and distract. From ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ foreign policy to anxious masculinity, this politics has spread from Russia to Europe and the United States, corroding democracy on the way.

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26.06.2018
Liberal Democracy’s War with Itself

With authoritarian populism on the rise, liberal democracy in Europe is facing an existential crisis. In this interview, Yascha Mounk, author of The People vs. Democracy, hashes out the conundrum facing democracies old and new.

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23.06.2018
Referendums in Europe: Tool for Civic Engagement or Carnivalesque Prop?

Referendums are often considered the superior form of democratic expression, but how legitimate are they really?

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27.03.2018
Surviving the storm: liberal democracy in times of change

A shared republican understanding of democracy could offer a way out from the dead ends of ethnic nationalism and identity politics.

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18.12.2017
Beyond Majority Rule: Electoral Systems for Inclusive Politics

Rethinking how we ask voters what they want could ensure representative government for all and help us create a collaborative political culture.

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