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About Mathew Lawrence

Mathew Lawrence is a Research Fellow at IPPR (@dantonshead)

Articles by Mathew Lawrence

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Rosemary Bechler

Rosemary Bechler is the mainsite editor of openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Fines are fine, but only structural reform can rein in the platform monopolies

Why we must rethink the deep institutional underpinnings of digital economy.

Owning the future: strategies for a democratic economy

Why new models ownership must be at the heart of our economic reimagining.

Owning the future: why we need new models of ownership

From the national to the firm level, new models of ownership can begin to reshape how our economy works and for whom.

How a Citizens’ Wealth Fund can tackle wealth inequality and deliver a universal minimum inheritance

A new Citizens' Wealth Fund would help broaden and democratise the ownership of capital at scale, giving everyone a stake and a say in the economy.

Capital: A new ownership agenda

New models of common ownership can distribute wealth and power and give people a stake and a say in our national wealth.

Time for a democracy commission?

Political inequality and disengagement are increasing. Is a Democracy Commission part of the solution?

Straightening Europe’s crooked timber into a democratic eurozone

Opposition to the direction of the Eurozone can be expressed through national democracies, for example through the election of Syriza, but this is now an inadequate form of political representation.

Greece’s election: filling Europe’s democratic void

The election is vital because at stake are two broader EU problems: the absence of a right to organise substantive opposition, and the de-democratisation of political decision-making.

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