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This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

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

Rosemary Belcher-2.jpg

Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

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

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The UKBA tries to clear its asylum backlog, but not its conscience

The UK Border Agency’s messy attempt to resolve thousands of outstanding asylum claims has led to yet another day of terrible headlines.  But ministers know how to stop this happening again, if they would just have the courage.

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