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About Andries du Toit

Andries du Toit is the Director of the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies at the University of the Western Cape. His research focuses on the political economy of structural poverty and inequality and on the politics of development discourse. Find him on Twitter on @abdutoit.

Articles by Andries du Toit

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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

Beyond fact-checking: the media, populism and post-truth politics

Why do people want to believe what they do? They want meaningful lives. Why do it this way? A report-back from the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy 2017.

Hyper-political anti-politics

Are we standing on the brink of a new kind of nihilistic governmentality, where politics is turned into perpetual theatre, disconnected from any kind of coherent government programming?

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