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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The stories fascist Europe tells itself, and how to correct them

What can the UK learn from those fighting the far right across Europe? Take history seriously

Campaigning achievements so far

Facing relentless pressures towards a normalisation of relations between Egypt and Italy, Amnesty International Italy’s role has been central in supporting the Regeni family as they seek truth for Giulio.

"Foreigner in my own nation": the politics of Italian hip-hop

As a new generation struggles to overcome the cultural legacy of Berlusconismo, rap remains one of the most important forms of Italian protest. 

Italy after the summer break: Monti’s last round?

Intensely scrutinised by other euro zone members, in a context of economic turmoil and growing public discontent, Mario Monti's government has a lot on its plate for the next months.

"Italy needs to fail if it wants a better future"

While Mario Monti's government is trying to keep Italy in the Eurozone, Italians show a new interest in political outsiders. The most popular of them, Beppe Grillo, is a 64 years old comedian and activist who wants to shake things up in the Repubblica

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