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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Participatory democracy in emerging contexts: Fiji and Nepal

“They used to insist that they were sufficiently conversant with the issues. How would they know unless they discuss with us, or at least ask us?”

Waiving the rules again

The British armed forces have quietly turned to their traditional methods of finding “manpower” when they see themselves running short.

China to 'strike hard' in Xinjiang

China launches crackdown in Xinjiang region. Iran urged to accept nuclear proposals. Karadzic attends trial for first time. Fiji lashes out at Australia and New Zealand. All this and more in today's update.
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