Last summer, Democratic Audit published an explosive paper on the growing influence of the corporate and financial sectors on British democracy. OurKingdom is publishing a series of updates on the paper, of which this is the first.
The Spirit Level's message on income equality and its benefits is more relevant than ever in the Coalition era. David Beetham reviews the new edition of the book, in which the authors expand and update their analysis.
The path-breaking book, ‘The Spirit Level’ showed how gross inequalities damage the whole of society. Yet a year later we are entering a general election in which the main parties will ignore their damaging effects.
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About 50.50 50.50 is openDemocracy's section dedicated to exploring issues of gender equality and social justice at the global level.
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dialogue and debate. But a global debate without the female half of
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In the months following the start of the Arab Revolutions, articles and analysis poured into openDemocracy from contributors across the Middle East and Europe. Gradually, the impact of Tahrir Square began to extend well beyond the Middle East as democratic inspiration travelled from east to west. Arab Awakening tries to capture that inspiration and use it to help us read a rapidly changing world.
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