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On SAGE Insight: Democracy and Police Violence

In February of 2015 The Guardian reported that the Chicago police department were using a warehouse known as Homan Square as a black site to detain and interrogate criminal suspects, who have accused the police of torture and cruel treatment … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Why Asia’s Oldest Democracy is Bound to Fail

From Journal of Developing Societies It is argued that the Philippine “procedural–electoral democracy” is still far from being “consolidated” as in the levels similar to advanced liberal democracies in Northern Europe or North America. This article provides a general overview … Continue reading

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The right to politics and republican non-domination

From Philosophy and Social Criticism In this article the author proposes to seek an antidote to the de-politicizing tendencies of our age by reanimating the mechanism that transmits social conflicts and grievances into politics. The article launches a new fundamental … Continue reading

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The high cost of silencing scientists

From Index on Censorship What are government scientists allowed to say? In Canada, many are feeling “gagged” when it comes to discussing their findings – hampered by funding cuts and the increasing need for all public enquires to be media managed. … Continue reading

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A bleak prediction for the stability of Afghanistan and Iraq

Perfect Storms? Political Instability in Imposed Polities and the Futures of Iraq and Afghanistan From: Journal of Conflict Resolution How stable will the new democratic political systems be in Iraq and Afghanistan? This analysis offers a grim prognosis for domestic peace … Continue reading

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