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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

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Populism matters beyond just Europe and the US. Here’s why

Our key finding is that the international structure and the regional context are decisive in determining the exact content of populist ruptures around the world.

Arts, participation, exchange: who are 'we' in a moving world?

Can politics be more artful and art be more political? Here, we ask if art and digital communication can create new ways to talk about belonging, exclusion and responsibility.

‘We need to talk’ about Sisi’s twisted take on human rights

No one is keeping the Egyptian government from “fighting terrorism.” But Sisi’s rhetoric on the “right to combat” terrorism underlies his belief of an “Egyptian exceptionalism.” 

Women’s rights in the EU: a privilege for some women?

The European Commission’s annual colloquium on fundamental rights calls for reflection on ‘intersectionality’. A trendy buzzword for policy makers, but can it lead to equality in practice for all women?

Ellecer “Budit” Carlos: We are going through a revival of the Marcos dictatorship

What appeared to have been a people's revolution was in fact a revolution of the bourgeois, hijacked by élites. Another elite simply took the place of Marcos and his cronies.

Understanding arms trafficking in Colombia

In Colombia, more than 70% of the homicides are committed with firearms coming from at least twenty countries. Their main recipients are drug traffickers and criminal gangs. Español

Cifras y datos para entender el tráfico de armas en Colombia

Más del 70% de los homicidios en Colombia se cometen con armas de fuego procedentes de al menos veinte países. Sus principales receptores son los narcotraficantes y las bandas criminales. English

The citizenshop

Freedom of movement means no such thing. Movement is a marketplace – how much does it cost?

Solidarities outside the box

Can the expression of conviviality act as a reminder of everyday acts of kindness?

Fifty rooms

As the body moves and migrates, it holds memories, it breaks and repairs, ages and becomes ‘infected’ – with new thoughts, utopian dreams. It arrives in a space already claimed by others.