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About Ian Bancroft

Ian Bancroft is a writer based in the Balkans. You can follow him on Twitter @bancroftian

Articles by Ian Bancroft

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The growing political impotence of images

Are photographs of war and atrocity losing the power to move us?

DiEM25 - between movement and manifesto

What can the DiEM25 movement learn from the Bosnian plenums of 2014?

Europe's day: a reflection

On Europe Day, let us remember that peace is not achieved simply through an absence of war, but through an end to the very antagonisms and contradictions driving conflict in all its guises.

Europe: as saviour or of sorrow?

The European Union has long promulgated a narrative of 'Europe as saviour' - from fascism, dictatorship and communism. Today it is the 'Europe of sorrow' which drives a considerable amount of eurosceptic politics.

DiEM25 and the search for a European demos

A successful Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) needs to redefine European citizenship by leading and shaping debates on the place of the individual in today’s European society.

Oradour-sur-Glane: “a place of endless mourning”

Europe’s collective amnesia about its human atrocities and refugee flows is becoming more pronounced. Here's why it’s vital to remember them.

The return of Balkan solidarity?

Deep-seated mistrust and apathy among the people of the Balkans has been replaced with actions of transnational solidarity brought about by the region's natural disasters, disgust at political corruption and the ongoing refugee crisis.

Confronting populism anew in Europe

The re-emergence of right-wing populism constitutes a threat and dilemma not only to the more traditional conservative right, but also to parties of the left.

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