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About Francis O'Connor

Francis O’Connor is a senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and a member of the COSMOS research network. His broad research interests are civil wars and contentious politics, along with a particular interest in the overlap between social movements and political violence. He has recently published a number of articles on the PKK, lone actor radicalization and social movements in Ireland and South Africa. @monageafrancis

Articles by Francis O'Connor

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

"The streets will always be ours" - Catalonia, a referendum from below

Although some still conceive of the referendum as launched by a pro-independence vanguard, the elite story falls short of explaining the resilient participation of a large part of Catalan civil society.

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