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About Sam Howard–Spink

Sam Howard–Spink is a writer and doctoral student at New York University.

Articles by Sam Howard–Spink

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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

Whom do you trust to count your vote?

America’s distrustful, polarised political climate blocks open discussion of one of the country’s most serious democratic deficits: voting technology.

The Republicans in New York: preparing for an elephant stampede

New York is hosting two great gatherings of political activists: the US Republican party’s pre–election convention, and the tens of thousands of protestors assembling in the city’s streets, parks and meeting–halls. Sam Howard–Spink raises the curtain on a week of political theatre.
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