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🎭 Singlehood: towards a more inclusive and autonomous politics

November 30, 2023

🌈 The burden of de-democratisation: gender (in)equality in Turkey

November 29, 2023

🎭 Designing for democratic transformations

November 28, 2023

🦋 Is it post-democracy; or maybe authoritarian neo/liberalism?

November 23, 2023

🎭 Selfie activism: from cruel categories to presentist identities

November 22, 2023
November 14, 2023

🎭 Black, Queer, Trans, Disabled Lives Matter! Empowering identities to transform democracy

Brandon Mack Democracy needs to recognise and empower our multiple identities. Brandon Mack draws on his activist experience with Black Lives Matter to argue for intersectionality and diverse histories as the backbone of democracy Read more
November 9, 2023

Heteronormative policies in India and Switzerland

Anukriti Dixit The family is the first gatekeeper of conservative regimes. Now, more than ever, such regimes are gaining political mileage in the global North and global South. Anukriti Dixit explores the violence of heteronormativity and its related fundamentalist ideals through two social phenomena: the recent rise of ‘honour killing’ of queer persons in India and the rise of violence against queer and trans people in Switzerland Read more
November 7, 2023

🎭 How capitalism co-opted difference and why we need to take it back

Olimpia Burchiellaro We are living in a new era of diversity-friendly corporations. These corporations are co-opting difference to wash over the violences of capitalism. Olimpia Burchiellaro argues that only by reconnecting identity struggles to questions of economic justice will we engender democratic transformations Read more
October 27, 2023

🔮 Back to the future of populism?

David Arter Looking back should be the future direction of populism research, insists David Arter, who holds that political scientists would benefit from using a longer lens when viewing the genealogy of the populist party family Read more
October 26, 2023

♟️ Why it matters how we talk about the 'global' autocratisation trend

Licia Cianetti Licia Cianetti and Petra Alderman critique the trend for claiming that a 'global' autocratisation is sweeping the world. It is, they argue, not a homogenous process, but many processes that look differently across time and space. Just as we need to better differentiate autocracies, so we also need better language to reflect these differences in autocratisation Read more

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