On July 3-4, the LSE will
jointly host a seminar with openDemocracy on the impact of the
movements in the squares from 2011 onwards. Do they contribute to the
democratic renewal of our democracies and if so how? A conversation.
A British Bill of Rights will not only allow the
Conservative government to deport an individual to a country where they face a
real risk of torture, harm or humiliation: the human rights system must be
Less than 4% of Muslim mothers
who attended a programme in Britain to equip them with basic IT skills knew
who ISIS were. Education is key to enabling them to prevent the
online radicalisation of their children.
While the Conservative victory is remarkable, it is a mere incident in the fundamental transformation of British politics that is being played out in at least four important chapters. British politics is dead.
There are glaring absences at the heart of the UK elections contest. The new preface to his ‘Essay on Britain, now’ - by one of Britain’s leading political thinkers tells us why. Remarkably, it suggests ways in which to free ourselves from the trap we are in.
Without recognising the work
of women who seek to protect human rights domestically, the UK government risks
seeing the activist’s role as a stage of international development rather than
as a core function of democracy.
with feudal 1215 is the absolute dominance of a “collective monarchy”,
combining the power not merely of the Westminster state but also of the
corporate and financial institutions and their elites.
Counter-terrorism regulation is having a
corrosive effect on charity banking worldwide. International banks, under
punitive US anti-terrorism laws, are increasingly terrified. And the real
losers are Muslims.