People focus: on power, justice and capabilities

Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen spoke about power, justice, and ‘capabilities’ in the Demos Annual Lecture 2010. Watch the debate and revisit our archive
Amartya Sen
17 March 2010

In honour of Amartya Sen in the openDemocracy archive:

A theory of human rights by James R Mensch,

Under one roof: a Brazilian in Goa by Arthur Ituassu

Poverty and political freedom by Rajeev Bhargava

The missing value in British politics by Nick Couldry

Michael Collins on Identity and Violence





Peter Geoghegan: dark money and dirty politics

Democracy is in crisis and unaccountable flows of money are helping to destroy it. Peter Geoghegan’s new book, ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’, charts how secretive money, lobbying and data has warped our democracy.

How has dark money bought our politics? What can be done to change the system?

Join us for a journey through a shadowy world of dark money and disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond.

Sign up to take part in a free live discussion on Thursday 13 August at 5pm UK time/6pm CET

In conversation:

Peter Geoghegan Dark Money Investigations editor at openDemocracy and the author of ‘Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics’.

Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy.

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