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En Liang Khong

En Liang Khong is a submissions editor at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

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Video debate - the wealth dellusion

Do we need a more equal society, and a global tax on wealth, or does wealth benefit us all as a driver of investment and growth?

Why does the UK need a constitutional convention? An interview with Anthony Barnett

Phil England asks Anthony Barnett, founder of openDemocracy, about the UK's constitutional crisis and the relevance of Iceland's constitutional convention.

Russia is swimming in oil

Russia’s oil industry lacks the infrastructure to avoid spills and leaks; and the environmental consequences are horrific.

 

Neoliberal realpolitik: choking others in our name

This lack of lived experience with the violence of our state entails an almost inevitable blindness to the deepening divide between those our states protect and those whose life it represses, expels, and humiliates.

Ukrainian refugees in Russia receive a mixed welcome

Many people took refuge in Russia after fleeing eastern Ukraine last summer. Their experiences are far from uniform.

 

'Building A Better Future Through Civic Partnership'

The Centre for Inclusive Futures is a small London-based development agency with the mission of supporting efforts to develop sustainable communities which include everyone as equal citizens.

Does the Polish left have a future?

Poland’s left-wing parties have formed an electoral alliance to contest October's parliamentary election. However, the as-yet-unnamed coalition still faces formidable obstacles.

Dozens of fathers among migrants to be forcibly deported tonight

Men with strong family ties to the UK are being forcibly removed on ghost flights, leaving pregnant partners and young children behind.

Falling apart: a glimpse of life in Cairo

Maged Mandour

A personal account of returning to a profoundly changed city, and of worrying trends under military dictatorship.

 

Greek and European paradoxes

Europe's handling of Greece reveals the crisis of its own project, which is even more serious in the context of accelerating global changes.