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A social entrepreneur of wide experience, Anthony helped launch Charter 88 in 1988 and was its first Director. Anthony is also a writer and journalist. He is the author of Iron Britannia; Soviet Freedom and This Time; and co-author and editor of among other books, Aftermath: the Struggle of Vietnam and Cambodia; Power and the Throne, Town and Country and a considerable range of articles and pamphlets covering politics and culture, such as (with Peter Carty), The Athenian Option – radical reform for the House of Lords (Demos, 1998) and the television film, England's Henry Moore. He founded openDemocracy, and regularly contributes to many of its debates.
Born and raised in Bristol, Guy was drawn to the politics of OurKingdom through a background in History and Political Theory. Guy was Deputy Director of The Convention on Modern Liberty and has worked on the Power2010 campaign for democratic renewal. He is now a PhD candidate in politics at UCL.
Having begun her career on cultural publications, including The London Magazine, Niki then moved to Kolkata, India, where she worked as a sub-editor for The Statesman. On her return to the UK, she qualified as a news journalist. She currently works full-time for OurKingdom.
Novelist, journalist, and pro-bono co-ordinator of End Child Detention Now, Clare is also winner of the 2010 Paul Foot Award and the Bevins Prize for outstanding investigative journalism.
Holds a BA in Politics and Philosophy and an MA in Political Theory from the University of Essex. He is a former executive editor of the Irish World newspaper and author of the Green Ribbon political blog. He is currently undertaking a PhD on neoconservatism in Europe at the University of Strathclyde.
Founder of Democratic Audit at the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, and co-founder of Charter 88.
Freelance journalist based in London.
Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at The University of Warwick and author of fiction and non-fiction.
Editor of openSecurity, openDemocracy's security coverage section.
Aaron Peters, Editor of "Networked Society"
A PhD candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London investigating the changing nature of social movements and political contention in the 'Network Society'. Aaron is also a student activist and co-editor of Fight Back! A Reader on the Winter of Protest.
William Davies, Editor of "Happiness Debate"
Dan Hind, Editor of "Power and the Media"
Author of The Return of the Public, Dan was a publisher for ten years before his gradual realisation that the current structure of decision-making in the media needs to be substantially reformed in the ways he describes in the book. In 2009 he left the industry to develop a program of media reform centred around public commissioning. His first book,The Threat to Reason, was published by Verso in 2007.
Des Freedman and Michael Bailey, Editors of "Capitalism and the University"
Des Freedman and Michael Bailey are co-authors of the forthcoming book The Assault on Universities, A Manifesto for Resistance.
Des teaches media and communication at Goldsmiths College, London. He is co-editor with Daya Thussu of a collection of essays on communicating conflict, War and the Media (Sage, 2003), which features contributions by leading academics as well as journalists.
Michael is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Essex. He is the author or editor of The Uses of Richard Hoggart (2011), Mediating Faiths (2011) and Narrating Media History (2008). He has held visiting fellowships at Goldsmiths, the LSE and at the University of Cambridge.
Hilary is working as an OurKingdom intern and editing the Dictionary of Ethical Politics. She has previously been London Student editor, a media co-ordinator in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and worked on Amnesty International UK's Amnesty TV. She studied English Literature and Development Studies.
Andrew Blick - London, The Democratic Audit
James Graham - London, Unlock Democracy
John Jackson - London, Charter 88
John Osmond - Cardiff, IWA
Mike Small - Fife, Bella Caledonia
Stuart Weir - Cambridge, The Democratic Audit
Saul Albert - London, The People Speak
Neal Ascherson - Argyll
Simon Barrow - London, Ekklesia
Ron Bailey - London, Local Works
Mark Bell - London, CentreForum
Mark Bell - Brighton, votewise.co.uk
Christine Berberich - Derby, University of Derby
Geoffrey Bindman - London, BIHR
Philip Blond - Lancaster, University of Cumbria
Alex Buchan - Leicester
Alice Casey - London, Involve
Jonathan Church - London, The Federal Trust
David Clouter - Cambridge, LeaveThemKidsAlone
Felix Cohen - London, openDemocracy
Stella Creasy - London, Involve
Tony Curzon Price - London, openDemocracy
Suzy Dean - London, The Manifesto Club
Kiran Dhami - London, Women's Resource Centre
Paul Dorfman - Warwick, University of Warwick
Bill Emmott - London
Peter Facey - London, Unlock Democracy
Zac Goldsmith - London, Conservative Party
Jill Grieve - London, Countryside Alliance
Christopher Harvie - Fife, MSP
Robert Hazell - London, The Constitution Unit
Bettany Hughes - London, Lion Television
Sunny Hundal - London, Pickled Politics
Paul Hilder - London, Avaaz.org
Philip Hosking - Penryn, The Cornish Democrat
Bethan Jenkins - Neath, Welsh Assembly
Pat Kane - Glasgow, Scottish Futures
Sunder Katwala - London, The Fabian Society
Michael Keith - London, Goldsmiths
Paul Kingsnorth - Oxford
Daniel Leighton - London, The Power Inquiry
Jean Lambert - London, MEP
Guy Lodge - London, ippr
David Marquand - Oxford
Rick Muir - London, ippr
Alasdair Murray - London, CentreForum
Tom Nairn - London, RMIT University
Peter Oborne - London, The Daily Mail
Adrian Pabst - Nottingham, University of Nottingham
John Palmer - London
Akash Paun - London, The Constitution Unit
Mats Persson - London, Open Europe
Rupert Read - Norwich, The Green Party
Alexandra Runswick - London, Unlock Democracy
Hugo Robinson - London, Open Europe
Nan Sloane - Leeds, Centre for Women and Democracy
David Smith - Weymouth, Saving Democracy
Trevor Smith - York, House of Lords
Sue Stirling - Newcastle, ippr North
Tristan Stubbs - London, ERS
Stephen Taylor - London, 5jt
Kanishk Tharoor - London, terrorism.openDemocracy
Ben Ward - London, Human Rights Watch
Lee Waters - Cardiff, former Chief Political Correspondent for ITV Wales
Richard Wilson - London, Involve
Robin Wilson - Belfast, Democratic Dialogue
Martin Wolf - London, Financial Times
Gavin Yates - Edinburgh, Gymedia
Gareth Young - Lewes, CEP