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About Mathew Lawrence

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

Articles by Mathew Lawrence

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

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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