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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

Revisiting drug policy with toilet paper

Drug prohibition is not only costly, but violence inducing and ineffective. Is it not time to look to scrap the present system before any more people are hurt and money is wasted?

Top Ten Drug War Stories of 2012

From the dogged reporting and statistics of Drug War Facts, this year has seen a dramatic change in drug policy, though it is still business as usual when it comes to enforcement.

Chasing Amy: Prohibition and the Infantilization of Addiction

Amy Winehouse was a sick young woman in desperate need of healing. Instead, we treated her like a misbehaving child. The result was another preventable overdose, and the loss of another remarkable talent. When will we learn?

The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System

openDemocracy & the Tedworth Charitable Trust proudly launch our multi-year, multimedia oral history project with the release of this first feature-length documentary film.

oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of July 19, 2010

A weekly summary of what's going on in drug policy and criminal justice reform in the US & UK.

CALL FOR STORIES - The Exile Nation "Unheard Voices" Documentary Project

The Exile Nation "Unheard Voices" documentary project is seeking interviews and testimonials from offenders, ex-offenders, family members, and relevant experts on the far ranging consequences of a criminal conviction.

oD Drug Policy Forum: Front Line Report - Week of June 14, 2010

A weekly summary of what's going on in drug policy and criminal justice reform in the US & UK.
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