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About Ahto Lobjakas

Ahto Lobjakas is one of the initiators of Charter 12 and an op-ed columnist for Postimees, Estonia's largest daily newspaper. He spent ten years as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Brussels correspondent, after having studied politics and philosophy in Sweden and the UK.

Articles by Ahto Lobjakas

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Charter 12: Estonia's stab at direct democracy

After Iceland, Estonia is the second European country to engage in a radically novel democratic experiment. Against growing contempt for corrupt and out of touch political elites, Estonian civil society is betting on crowdsourced constitutional reform.

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