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About Stephen McCloskey

Stephen McCloskey is Director of the Centre for Global Education, a development non-governmental organisation based in Belfast. He is editor of Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review, an online, open access, peer reviewed journal. He is editor (with Gerard McCann) of From the Local to the Global: Key Issues in Development Studies (Pluto Press, 2015). He manages education projects for young people in the Gaza Strip and writes regularly on a range of development issues for books, journals and online publications.

Articles by Stephen McCloskey

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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

Gaza: ten years of economic blockade

Supporting BDS will hasten an end to the siege on Gaza and help lance a running sore in the Middle East and international relations. It deserves your support.

In the age of Brexit and Trump, we need ‘development education’ more than ever

Rooted in the philosophy of Paulo Freire, ‘development education’ offers a critical point of resistance to the gross socio-economic inequality which fed the divisions of the UK’s EU referendum and US presidential election.

A visit to the West Bank

The West Bank has witnessed an upsurge in violence over the past year while the construction of settler colonies continues apace, but there may be hope in the BDS movement.

My 350 on BREXIT: A wake-up call for the International Development sector

“There can only be one answer …if the international development sector is to reclaim lost credibility and relevance in the communities that voted leave.”

Today’s People of the Abyss

Is the book a time capsule from a bygone era from which we can learn ‘how it was’ rather than ‘how it is today’?

Gaza: walking ‘eyes wide open’ into another war

The ramping up of air strikes in Gaza combined with a humanitarian crisis compounded by a stalled reconstruction effort following last summer’s war, should compel us all into a heightened state of activism using BDS.

Palestinian unity should not become a victim of Israel’s war on Gaza

If one of the motives of Israel's war on Gaza was to crush the nascent Palestinian unity government, it may have failed. For the sake of whatever peace process is still possible, Palestinians need to stay the course.

Still locked out

The states in greatest difficulty since 2008 have been those most closely wedded to neoliberalism and accommodating to the needs of transnational capital. One hundred years on from the Dublin Lockout, many in Ireland are still ‘locked out’ from public economic decision-making. 

Palestine and the Arab rebellions

Despite the Arab Spring, Israeli ‘facts on the ground ‘ will succeed without effective international intercession and greater Palestinian and Arab unity
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