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About Samir Gandesha

Samir Gandesha is Associate Professor of Modern European Thought and Culture in the Department of Humanities and Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Articles by Samir Gandesha

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

In defense of free speech

The “No-platforming” of speakers with whom we fundamentally disagree can suggest that force ought to prevail over speech that is itself regarded as “violent.” This suggestion is deeply corrosive.

Letter from a petro-state

In the wake of the US Senate narrowly failing to pass the Keystone XL pipeline bill, we must return to the central question: is Canada becoming a petro-state?

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