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About Shirin M. Rai

Shirin M Rai is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University. 

Articles by Shirin M. Rai

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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

Visualising the human price of gold

An exhibition of powerful photographs brings home the real costs of illness and incapacitation for miners and their families.

Imagining pasts and futures: the Indian Parliament Murals and South Africa’s Keiskamma Tapestry

The tapestry and the murals are part of the complex and multi-layered ‘archi-texture’ of the parliamentary buildings, which continue to echo with older articulations of power and what the nation is and should be.

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