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About Jacqueline O'Rourke

Jacqueline O'Rourke is an independent consultant, writer and activist. Her recent book, Representing Jihad: the Appearing and Disappearing Radical is available from ZED Books.


Articles by Jacqueline O'Rourke

This week's editors

RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Mr. President, Why are you silent?

An open letter to President Barack Obama as “Pillar of defense” gets under way. 

Innocence of America: orientalism, hooligans and radicals

This is not a debate about “blasphemy”, about freedom of expression; this is a debate about a carefully orchestrated provocation, hate crimes and murder. Is it too much to ask that Americans be a little less “innocent” and that all the players who provoked these violent and surreal events be held accountable?

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