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About Angela Bourne

Angela Bourne is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Society and Globalisation at Roskilde University in Denmark. Current research looks at processes, justifications and consequences of banning political parties in European democracies. Publications include The European Union and the Accommodation of Basque Difference in Spain (2008, Manchester University Press) and books edited on The EU and Territorial Politics Within Member States: Conflict or Co-operation? (Brill, 2004) and European Union Studies (with Michelle Cini, Palgrave, 2006).

Articles by Angela Bourne

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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

To ban or not to ban? That is the question

Should we allow those fringe anti-systemic parties to undermine our democratic regimes from within, or should we ban them?

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