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Topics of Interest

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Julian Assange: UN decision reveals European democracies’ disdain for law

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than three years (Reuters) Yesterday, following nearly two years of deliberation, a prominent panel of the world's top legal body at the United Nations confirmed...

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10 February 2016
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Humility: Tsai Ing-wen on the Cardinal Democratic Virtue

Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen Hong Kong Free Press Greeted by the fizz of fireworks, flags, honking horns and a jubilant throng of tens of thousands of citizens, president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to the stage last Saturday, in front of her national...

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21 January 2016
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Quantum Democracy: notes on rethinking territory in contemporary democratic politics [Spanish translation]

DEMOCRACIA CUÁNTICA: APUNTES SOBRE LA RECONSIDERACIÓN DEL TERRITORIO EN LA POLÍTICA DEMOCRÁTICA CONTEMPORÁNEA Resumen: Las crisis políticas suelen describirse como súbitos puntos de inflexión, momentos de dramatismo extremo, puntos críticos en los que todo está en juego, en los que se...

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20 January 2016
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Chaos, Populism, Arbitrary Power: an interview with Marc Chavannes, de Correspondent (Amsterdam)

22 december 2015 | Dit artikel is je cadeau gedaan door correspondent Marc Chavannes Vluchtelingen en chaos uit het zuiden en oosten. Wantrouwen in de parlementaire politiek. Opkomst van populisten als Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Donald Trump. De Australiër John Keane zoekt al...

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15 January 2016
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INTERVIEW | State-authored textbooks monopolize interpretation of public memory

Monitoring democracy’ provides alternative to two parties’ oligopoly and voters’ indifference The South Korean government’s move to publish state-authored textbooks mimics tactics used by countries that attempt to control public memory of the past following their transition from dictatorships to democracies,...

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29 November 2015
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War Comes Home [Arabic Translation]

.حرب في قلب باريس"، عنوان خرجت به لو فيغارو على قرائها مولولة، مشاهد من ملحمة، جنود تعج بهم الشوارع، سياسيون يخطبون، صفارات إنذار تدوي من بعيد، وأناس مرعوبون دموعهم في مآقيهم." .ما إن أعلن عن حالة الطوارئ حتى اندفعت الأفكار الغريبة...

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18 November 2015