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Rod Jones is a freelance writer and human rights campaigner. He is a member of the Raymond Williams Society and co-editor of Raymond Williams Now.

Articles by Rod Jones

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

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

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

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

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Palestinian rights and Israel’s agenda

The Israeli government and its supporters need to break out of the prison house of their own thinking by taking a broader and more inclusive view of things. 

Politics, racism and Israel/Palestine

If we need to be vigilant against the evil of antisemitism, we need to be equally vigilant against the kind of virulent racism which is gaining ground in Israel.

Exceptional Israel: the case for BDS

case for BDS by other means.

The struggle against anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe. And no, that is not because Israel faces ever-growing criticism.

Scapegoats for an insecure Europe

The crisis facing Europe could be perceived as a product of conflicting class interests in what Keynes called the capitalism of the casino. All the more important that it should instead be blamed on conveniently stigmatised Others.

Nightmare politics

As the European election looms, far-right parties are seeking to exploit the fears of the losers of globalisation to spur the politics of division.

Selling dictatorship

Liberal opinion has been outraged by the disclosures about US and UK electronic surveillance. Yet the most unpalatable revelation is that, in an unregulated capitalist economy, liberal democracy is always threatened with authoritarian regression.

‘Enemies within’: the Justice and Security Act 2013

The Justice and Security Act has further eroded the principle of open justice in the UK. It is symptomatic of a disturbing trend towards a state of exception.

Global war and the state of exception

As David Miranda's recent detention illustrates, where states once introduced exceptional legislative measures in times of crisis, the law has now been rendered an instrument for a permanent state of war. 

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