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♟️ The rise of ‘information autocracies’: Kazakhstan and its constitutional referendum

June 7, 2022

Social class: an important determinant for protest mobilisation

January 18, 2022

Stopping climate catastrophe politically

November 19, 2021

Small-scale social movements don't make news, but can influence higher education policy

October 18, 2021

LGBTI activists face growing opposition across Eastern Europe

June 9, 2021
June 2, 2021

What is at stake in the Scottish National Party’s request for a second referendum

Ruairidh Brown The Kenmure Street protest in Glasgow raises crucial issues concerning political obligation in Scotland, writes Ruairidh Brown. This should serve as a warning to Westminster about the potential dangers of denying a second independence referendum Read more
May 28, 2021

In search of legitimacy: the Chilean road to a new constitution

Julieta Suárez-Cao Chile’s constitutional reform started after massive social protests in 2019. With gender parity, reserved seats for indigenous people, and a significant number of seats for independent delegates, Julieta Suarez-Cao argues that the country's assembly is on track to rebuild democratic legitimacy in the years to come Read more
May 24, 2021

How corruption drives political participation – and the people most likely to mobilise

Martín Portos The fight against corruption has been at the heart of recent mass protests across the world. But does corruption drive political participation, and if so, who is it mobilising? Research by Raffaele Bazurli and Martín Portos suggests – counterintuitively – that people with less education are the most likely to rise up Read more
April 27, 2021

Belarus-Poland relations: minorities caught in-between

Hanna Vasilevich Diplomatic tensions between Poland and Belarus intensified throughout March 2021. In response, Belarusian authorities initiated repressive legislation targeting civil society and protestors. But in so doing, they also affected national minorities in Belarus, writes Hanna Vasilevich Read more
March 15, 2021

Covid-19 has been a double-edged sword for experts – with worrying consequences for democracy

Mirko Heinzel The pandemic has led to an increase in experts' authority – yet substantial contestation of their expertise, write Mirko Heinzel and Andrea Liese. This polarisation poses a risk for proper public deliberation and the fight against Covid Read more

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