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About Eleanor Newbigin

Eleanor Newbigin is a senior lecturer in modern South Asian history at SOAS, University of London. Her research looks at ideas and practices of citizenship in India and she is the author of The Hindu Family.

Articles by Eleanor Newbigin

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Brexit, nostalgia and the Great British fantasy

We need to question the Brexiteers’ view of history – their understanding of the past tells us how they view British democracy in the present, and what they want for the future.

Lest we forget: Trump, Brexit and the ‘elites’

There is nothing anti-elite about Trump and Farage's supremacist positions. So just how helpful is the elite/masses binary for making sense of the societies we live in? 

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