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About Jenny Pearce

Jenny Pearce is Professor of Latin American Politics and Director of the International Centre for Participation Studies in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. She is a specialist in issues of violence, conflict, social change and social agency in Latin America and has published widely on these themes. More recently she has also worked on problems of participation and conflict in the north of England.

Articles by Jenny Pearce

This week's editor

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Guest editor Ronan Harrington introduces this week's theme: Spirituality and Visionary Politics.

Ronan is a freelance political strategist and co-creator of Alter Ego, a gathering exploring the future of progressive politics.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bradford’s Community University: co-producing knowledge for a change

This is a year-long experiment in knowledge exchange and co-production, aimed at exploring what emerges when academics and community participants try to learn from each other.

The end of authority

The discussion that follows will highlight the distinction between power and authority, and how power which privileges cooperation rather than domination might generate new forms of authority commensurable to a society that must work together.

Colombia: who are the enemies of peace and democracy?

The Colombian government of Álvaro Uribe is making strenuous efforts to identify the Farc guerrilla movement as the chief threat to the country's security and progress. But Colombia's evisceration by paramilitarism and political manipulation represents a deeper danger, argues Jenny Pearce.

The crisis of Colombia's state

The intimate connection between paramilitary groups, state-security institutions and politicians in Colombia is corroding the foundations of Álvaro Uribe’s rule, says Jenny Pearce.
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