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About James Crabtree

James Crabtree is an associate editor of openDemocracy, and a senior policy analyst at NDN, a think tank in Washington DC.

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Civic hacking: a new agenda for e-democracy

The political potential of the internet lies not in connecting people to politicians, still less in online voting; it lies in the possibility of bringing citizens together to help themselves, argues a veteran of online politics.

The great election puzzle: reply to Carl Pope

When the religious right in the United States talks more about global warming than the Democrats, the politics of climate change are in trouble, says James Crabtree.

Getting colder: climate change and America's elections

Climate change, the defining issue of 21st-century politics, barely registers in the United States's pre-election debate. The reason lies in the current grain of American politics, argues James Crabtree.

Civic hacking: a new agenda for e-democracy

The political potential of the internet lies not in connecting people to politicians, still less in online voting; it lies in the possibility of bringing citizens together to help themselves, argues a veteran of online politics.

The Internet is bad for democracy

We are still lulled by complacent enthusiasm for e-democracy. Unless we are vigilant, we could have a monster on our hands.

The People vs Copyright - a primer

A three-part introduction: why debate copyright, what are the possible futures, and what’s the problem?
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