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“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Where are you, Arab intellectuals?

A plea for the poetic inspiration and vision needed to counter despair, complacency, repression and extremism.

Is passionate work a neoliberal delusion?

The rise of the creative economy encourages self-interest over collective action in the arts, but all is not lost.

Wise fools for love? Arts activism and social transformation

The arts can inspire and equip people to use their power and creativity to stand against injustice.

Divestment and ending sponsorship - both tools of oil company stigmatisation

The campaign launched in the UK this month to get institutions to divest from fossil fuel companies is an easy bedfellow of the older British movement to sever links between arts and the oil industry.

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