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About David Goodhart

Articles by David Goodhart

This week's editors

RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The nation state is in rude health - solving the British puzzle

Neither Britain nor its constituent countries show any sign of wanting to abandon the nation for "global citizenship". The task now is to recognise and accept the specialness rather than superiority that people associate with their home nation, and forge a broad yet cohesive national story.

The British Dream: a review, and the author's response

A new book on immigration and inclusion by the former Prospect Editor lays out a vision of a shared future Britain. Sunder Katwala, director of think-tank British Future, reviews the book, and the author David Goodhart responds.

A mild awakening, England's Turn?

The British left has never been comfortable with nationalism, yet in an age of globalisation it is more important than ever to achieve the social solidarity and redistribution the left wants. New post-ethnic forms of national identity are needed to resist global pressures towards a minimalist market state. Speaking to a Rowntree seminar, David Goodhart, editor of "Prospect", argued that the possibility of the break-up of Britain in the near future should prompt the English to think seriously about who they are - and who they would like to become.
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