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At knife’s edge: elections and democracy in Thailand

The future shape of Thailand is up for grabs, and if democracy survives, it won't resemble the 'Washminster' system that the West is used to, writes John Keane. [caption id="attachment_7792" align="alignnone" width="700"] Anti-government protesters march in Bangkok on January 17, 2014....

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21 January 2014
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Political Reflections on Antarctica – Workshop Description

The 2012 Annual Symposium of The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Tuesday, 20 November 2012, Canberra Workshop Description Background: Social science perspectives on Antarctica are limited in scope and quantity. In the fields of political science, international relations, legal studies...

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07 February 2012
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Revolution in the Arab world

Great revolutionary convulsions typically trigger long-lasting reflections on their causes and consequences. The European tradition of political thinking harbours many well-known examples, including Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), Harold Laski’s Reflections on the Revolution of Our...

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02 May 2011
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Über die Einbettung des Marktes in die globale Zivilgesellschaft

Translated by Philipp Schwertmann for the 2004 Yearbook of the University of Goettingen "Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft" •  Zivilgesellschaftlicher Purismus Welche Kräfte treiben heute die Globalisierung der Zivilgesellschaft voran? Viele Aktivisten und einige ihrer intellektuellen Unterstützer lassen keine Zweifel an der richtigen Antwort:...

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16 April 2011
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Democracy in the Age of Google, Facebook and WikiLeaks

In the beginning there was the grand spectacle of a worldwide satellite television broadcast, featuring Maria Callas, Pablo Picasso and the Beatles. Then came fax machines, photocopiers, video recorders and personal computers. Now there are electronic books, scanners and smart...

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09 March 2011
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