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About Kate MacDonald

Kate Macdonald is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on the politics of transnational production and business, with a particular focus on social, labour and human rights regulation of global business. Publications include The Politics of Global Supply Chains: Power and Governance Beyond the State (Polity Press, 2013), New Visions for Market Governance: Crisis and Renewal (Routledge, 2012, with Shelley Marshall and Sanjay Pinto); and Fair Trade, Corporate Accountability and Beyond (Ashgate, 2010, with Shelley Marshall).

Articles by Kate MacDonald

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Five steps to business accountability in global supply chains

Achieving business accountability in supply chains is incredibly difficult, but the building blocks needed to do so are plain to see.

Modern slavery and the responsibilities of individual consumers

How can one be an ethical consumer in a globalised world? There are ways to mitigate our involvement in harmful global supply chains. Continuing with business as usual is unacceptable. 

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