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About Kieran Ford,

Kieran Ford is currently a PhD student and researcher at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand. Having grown up in the UK, Kieran has a background in education and activism. His research interests include education, extremism, community, peace and social change.

Articles by Kieran Ford,

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The UK government thinks I am an extremist – and you might be one too

The UK government has turned to the policing of ideas in their efforts to pre-empt and thwart terrorism. Such a strategy makes anyone who rejects the status quo a potential suspect.

The banality of terrorism

Current responses seem to normalise terrorism – cementing it into the everyday reality of daily life, in the same way that we accept poverty, homelessness or inequality. The way things are.

Don’t mourn, organize! Three ways millennials can build a better post-Trump future

Still in shock from last night’s US election? It’s time to turn those negative emotions into optimistic energy.

Which lives do we mourn? And other questions we no longer decide for ourselves

What control does Facebook have over our experience of tragedy?

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