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About Alex Lichtenstein

Alex Lichtenstein teaches US history at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Articles by Alex Lichtenstein

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Using US prison labour to make crime pay

Under the guise of ‘prisoner rehabilitation,’ US prison-made products are silently infiltrating consumer markets and propping up its carceral empire, much as they have throughout US history. 

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