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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

Drug addiction: not quite as simple as Russia v the West

Russia’s government, faced with an explosive rise in drug-taking, is not quite alone in resisting the approach of harm reduction promoted by the United Nations and the World Health Organisation, argues Elizabeth Rigbey, responding to openDemocracy’s article Russia’s drugs problem: blame the West
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