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This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

Rosemary Belcher-2.jpg

Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

We need bolder politicians

“We have seen a lengthy period during which politicians have deliberately disengaged from important aspects of what they should be doing, leading to a lot of disillusionment with politics.”

LuxLeaks court case against two whistleblowers and a journalist

As Luxembourg strives to mend its tarnished image with a 'Nation Branding' scheme, a lawsuit against two whistleblowers and a journalist puts the small country back into the international spotlight.

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