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Does the decline of local journalism threaten British Democracy?

In the United Kingdom local journalism is in trouble. Since 2005 more than 200 local papers have closed and the number of regional journalists has halved to around 6,500 as of February 2018.  This...
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Peru reels from a failed impeachment and a divisive pardon

Ever since Marcelo Odebrecht, the former CEO of Latin America’s largest construction company, confessed that his firm had paid US$788m in bribes in 12 countries in Latin America and Africa; the spotlight has turned...

Botswana’s fictitious economic miracle

Botswana's GDP per capita growth - from $58 in 1960 to $6,924 in 2016 - has been hailed as an economic miracle. The country has certainly achieved some huge successes in recent years, most notably with its...

Hungary: can anyone stop Viktor Orban?

In the Hungary of Viktor Orban, driving from Budapest airport to the city centre in July, one’s eyes could not help but be drawn to the billboards lining the road. Some 75% of these...

The Trump card: how the Donald might just do it again

On the evening of 26 September, around 150 paying customers gathered at the glamorous Le Cirque restaurant in Manhattan to raise money for Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. Tickets for the fundraiser reportedly went for...

Reclaiming “fascist”: the regime that really deserves the term

In 1944, with the Second World War raging around him, George Orwell authored a little known essay entitled “What is fascism?” “If you examine the press,” he writes, “you will find that there is almost...

Are the Conservatives regaining young voters?

With the Conservatives struggling in government following the disastrous June general election, Chancellor Philip Hammond's recent Budget aimed at tackling a growing problem for the party – a surge of young people voting, almost exclusively...

Ecuador: Walking the tightrope between populism and neoliberalism

Latin America appears to be on the turn, with an electoral super-cycle looming on the horizon. Citizens of the region have often faced a polarising choice between left-wing governments whose policies are no longer sustainable, and...
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Understanding the democratic crisis in Mexico

Democracy in Mexico is facing a critical situation. The country is immersed in a deep social malaise amid a complex electoral process where weak political parties and a large number of candidates distributed across...

Bangladesh civil service quota causes student protests

Thousands of protesters have taken to Shahbagh Chattar in Dhaka, Bangladesh since April 7. Student protesters in the Chattar (square), right at the heart of the city, have demanded the reformation of the quota...

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Peace in El Pacifico? Colombia’s Chocó region has its own agenda

On 17 June, Colombia votes in the second round of its presidential election: the first since an historic peace agreement was signed in 2016...
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Salah meets Kadyrov: why are Egypt in Chechnya?

Kim Jong Un wasn't the only iron-fisted ruler to be granted an unlikely photo opportunity this week. On Monday the world awoke to Egypt's...

Could a 1p NHS tax save the health service?

With the National Health Service reportedly the number one priority for Conservative Party voters, ahead of Brexit and immigration, Jeremy Hunt – now the...