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About Matt Carr

Matt Carr is an author and journalist. His latest book Fortress Europe: Dispatches from a Gated Continent has just been published by Hurst. He blogs regularly at Infernal Machine.

Articles by Matt Carr

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RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

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

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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 trouble with Fortress Europe

To prevent illegal immigration, the EU has built a set of far-reaching border control and enforcement policies. But it doesn't work: today's 'Fortress Europe' is an inefficient, immoral and costly bureaucratic construction that should be urgently reformed.

Learning from the past

In fighting terrorism, the White House and Downing Street need to brush up on their history
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