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About Tom Barns

Tom Barns writes independently on topics related to democracy, civil society and social movements. He also actively campaigns on issues including the arms trade and international tax avoidance. Tom holds a masters degree in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. 


Articles by Tom Barns

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why does the UK government want to ban local authority boycotts?

These proposals do not happen in a vacuum, but in the context of a changing policy landscape where critical thought and protest are being marginalised through labelling and "securitization". 

A threat to whom? Some implications of the rise of “extremist rhetoric”

“We need to call in question how, as a society, we allow our security and democracy to be defined.”

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