In London last month to speak on a progressive alternative to the
austerity policies which are being implemented across Europe (at the European
Institute of UCL), France’s Left Front leader gave a
follow-up interview to openDemocracy on the politics of the media, the evolving
image of Marine Le Pen, colonialism, laicité, ideological hegemony, France and Europe.
Subterranean European politics draws on a new meaning of Europe already visible in cross-border citizens’ mobilisations, civil society networks, trade union struggles; it has now to shape Europe’s politics and policy-making.
Being part of the Union makes Scotland stronger, safer, richer and fairer. So says David Cameron, but Scotland is building an alternative vision of itself as a nation, outside the parameters of the neo-liberal model.
Paul Hirst explored one particular cause for the creeping authoritarianism of the liberal democratic state that he identified before 9/11: the worsening crisis caused by the attempt to govern by one community standard in a diversifying world.
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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.
are committed to promoting human rights and inclusive democracy through
dialogue and debate. But a global debate without the female half of
humanity is neither global nor democratic. With this in mind, 50.50 publishes women's
analysis, insight and views on current affairs.
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.
"As students of politics is it is vital to study the power of imagination."
-Professor Charles Tripp, SOAS