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About Hannes Baumann

Hannes Baumann is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Liverpool and author of “Citizen Hariri: Lebanon’s Neoliberal Reconstruction”.

Articles by Hannes Baumann

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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Politics “as if” in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia first denied the Khashoggi murder and then blamed it on rogue security agents. Neither version has enjoyed much credibility but the ability to make the population repeat incredible claims is itself a form of power for Arab autocrats.

Donald Trump: America’s Berlusconi (or Thaksin, or Hariri, or…)

The tycoon-as-politician has become a type. Several countries have suffered their populist and self-serving politics, and Trump is set to become the most dangerous businessman-politician of all.

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