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About Patrick Chalmers

Patrick Chalmers, an ex-Reuters staff reporter, is a freelance journalist, author, lecturer and campaigner for better governance. His book "Fraudcast News: How Bad Journalism Supports Our Bogus Democracies" is available from bookshops or downloadable for free from here.

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Tapping the will of the people – a route to radically better democracy?

Ireland's innovative Citizen Assembly is changing the way the country debates sensitive issues like abortion. What else could it achieve?

European austerity seeds governance alternatives

‘If representative democracy is only to choose every four, or five, or six years the person who’s going to do everything they want without taking popular will into account... we are in a sort of trap and I think that’s certainly the case today for Europe and elsewhere.’

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