About David Krivanek

David Krivanek is editor of digitaLiberties. He was formerly Associate Editor of openDemocracy and editor of the Can Europe Make It? debate.

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Ray Filar

Ray Filar is co-editor of Transformation and a freelance journalist.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

To curtail mass surveillance, you have to be pragmatic: an interview with Jacob Mchangama

Contrary to France, Britain or the US, strong civil mobilization fronted by the think tank Justitia prevented the Danish government's efforts to introduce unbridled mass surveillance. Justitia's Executive Director, Jacob Mchangama, tells us how they achieved this.

Charlie Hebdo, a non-clash of civilisations

The Charlie Hebdo attack was an act of violence by deranged individuals. It should not be interpreted as a replay of the Huntingtonian clash of civilisations, somehow justifying past stigmatisation and future backslash against Muslim populations.

Euro elections 2014: You Tell Us bloggers discuss the far right in Europe (part one)

Our young bloggers from across the EU discuss the rise of the far right in Europe. Part two here.

Euro elections 2014: You Tell Us bloggers discuss the far right in Europe (part two)

Our young bloggers from across the EU discuss the rise of the far right in Europe. Part one here.

Can Europe make it? looks back at 2013

The editors of our Can Europe make it? debate pick some favourite articles from 2013, and wish you all the best for the new year.


Scotland's future: in Europe

Yesterday, the SNP launched it's blueprint for a new Scotland. This week, OurKingdom is publishing a number of responses. Here, David Krivanek, editor of Can Europe Make It examines the European angle

Calling for young European bloggers

Are you between the ages of 18 to 25, living in a European country and/or with an interest in European issues? We are looking for bloggers just like you ahead of the 2014 European election.

Are we sleepwalking into a lost generation?

Youth unemployment in Europe is a social bomb waiting to explode, and yet another proof of the EU’s lack of vision. So what is there to be done?

Introducing Spotlight on Germany

Our new Spotlight on series tackles a major question: is Germany boring?

#keepODopen: notes from the Twitter campaign trail

Our Associate Editor gives a behind-the-scenes look at the #keepODopen campaign. How does a small organisation such as openDemocracy develop an effective social media strategy?

The democratic game – when it gets serious

In a remarkable article, Benjamin Ward uses his analysis of intolerance in Europe to suggest solutions, a line many are still wary of crossing. 
This is, however, where we start to disagree.

Lessons from the periphery

Democratising the EU is not about Europhilia or Euroscepticism. In modern society, power and democratic accountability go hand in hand. European leaders should draw inspiration from the Union's periphery!

Once more, without passion?

In a few hours, the world will finally know if Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will be the next President of the United States. Our 'How it looks from here' series concludes with a tour d'horizon around the globe - what are people thinking as they await the outcome?

Calling for democracy from behind closed doors

Of course, bringing all of the passengers onto the Captain's bridge wouldn't have saved the Titanic. But the current situation in Europe is closer to having all the first class passengers fighting over how to steer the wheel, while those in second and third class jump off the ship in disgust.

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