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About Jason Edwards

Jason Edwards is Lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck, University of London, where he teaches political theory. His research interests lie in democratic theory and the history of political thought. He is also co-director of Birkbeck's Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life and writes on British politics.

Articles by Jason Edwards

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

New series - After the party?

OurKingdom and Birkbeck’s Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life today launch our new series on the future of the mass party. Everyone knows membership and legitimacy have been fading for many years. The question is, what happens next?

Economic justice requires more independence, not less

A republican economy should aim at maximising the genuine independence of economic actors. Only then can corruption be tackled at the root.

Taking up the gauntlet in the UK: the only real Big Society is the associative society

The uncritical understanding of what constitutes a ‘community’ and the failure to grasp what forms of citizen self-government are possible in current conditions is what betrays the intellectual laziness of the Big Society’s key thinkers.

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