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About Peter Harris

Peter Harris is a Visiting Lecturer in Politics at Earlham College.

Articles by Peter Harris

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Nepal: Britain’s friend in need

Britain and Nepal share something quite rare in the history of international relations: a veritable friendship between states and peoples.

Righting a wrong: how to restore decency to the British Indian Ocean Territory

Past injustices inflicted on the last outpost of empire need to be acknowledged – and redressed.

The implications of the Syria Vote: how Britain goes to war (or not)

The Commons' refusal to go to war is a landmark in British constitutional history. What is it that stands out in UK parliament that is giving our MPs an increaing authority over Britain?

The problem with the Chagos Islands

Natives of the Chagos islands have had their human rights and their land mistreated and taken away from them. In our modern society, how is it still acceptable to oust people from their homeland and not even let them voice their concerns?

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