Tag Archives: Democracy

Members of the public in the Commons: populist stunt or authentic democratic renewal?

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As a populist stunt, it is certainly a clever one.

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Surveillance bill: fear should never be used to push through new laws

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Britain’s widespread surveillance is already broader than the majority of other European countries.

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UKIP’s rise isn’t the end of politics – but it does mean the end of the left-right continuum

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UKIP has short-circuited the left-right continuum and defied triangulation.

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Are you scared of British values?

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Almost every country in the world is associated with certain values.

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If you don’t know about the EU-US trade deal it’s because you’re not supposed to


John Hilary, director of NGO War on Want, has called this deal “the end of democracy”.

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‘Rouhani smiles better. He talks better. But no changes have taken place’

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Iram Ramzan recently caught up with Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi during a talk about women’s rights, President Rouhani and the situation inside Iran.

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It’s time to embrace the digital age and introduce online voting

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The popularity of clicktivism, e-petitions, and political blogs are evidence that people are willing to politically engage online.

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Euro elections: What to watch in the coming days

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Voters go to the polls today in the last major electoral test for all the parties before the General Election, which is now less than a year away.

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Survey: European elections – who gets your vote?

Who will get your vote in next week’s European elections?

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The UK is behind the curve on digital democracy

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As well as making voting easier, technology can also enrich debate.

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