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About Jane Alver

Jane Alver is an Australian lawyer, activist, PhD student and gender equality advocate, active in the women’s movement for more than 25 years, at the local, national and global levels. Currently with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra, and a member of the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) there, her PhD research focus is on Pacific feminist civil society and strategic alliances. @janealver

Articles by Jane Alver

This week’s front page editor

Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Participatory democracy in emerging contexts: Fiji and Nepal

“They used to insist that they were sufficiently conversant with the issues. How would they know unless they discuss with us, or at least ask us?”

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