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En Liang Khong

En Liang Khong is openDemocracy’s assistant editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Did Erdoğan finally get his Gezi?

Could this be a win-win situation for Erdoğan and the AKP: able to enhance their power while reinstating their organic relationship with the people?

Brasil: normalización democrática, pero poco entusiasmo

Según los sondeos, la mayoría de los brasileños creen que el cambio presidencial marca el principio de una nueva fase para el país. English Português

New Turkey and the double failure of the non-European intellectual

When the west has monopolized everything signifying success, beauty, veracity, rationality, humanity, history – everything positive on this earth, what remains for those to become who feel wounded by the west?

Other erratic nations of our time

While the US and the Soviet Union were in a proxy war, Americans were also fighting an internal ideological war, believing themselves defenders of liberal American thought in the face of communist evils. عربي

Golpes y contragolpes en Brasil 2016

La crisis política y de representación que asola Brasil está lejos de terminar. Mientras las instituciones del país se colapsan, los slogans “Fuera Temer” y “Vuelve Dilma” ya no tienen sentido. English

Brasil: “sem mulheres, não há democracia”

No meio dos gritos de “Fora Temer!”, as feministas estão lembrando ao Brasil a necessidade de reinstaurar Rousseff no cargo e de garantir os direitos humanos e a dignidade social. Español  English

Politics of fear in South Sudan

This is a country where a considerable number of citizens are crammed into UN protection camps out of fear of their own government.

Durão Barroso: de europeísta a banquero global

El nombramiento de Durão Barroso como presidente no ejecutivo de Goldman Sachs es inaceptable. Su posición como ex-Presidente de la Comisión Europea le exige cumplir con unos mínimos estándares éticos. English

The CIA in Ecuador? Corruption, the press and the National Endowment for Democracy

The lack of transparency, the lack of corruption control, and the lack of accountability of the judicial system in Ecuador, create the conditions in which US agencies can operate freely. Español

Turkey: of coups and popular resistance

The construct of ‘the people’  thrives on and demands homogeneity of values and unity of purpose and banishes diversity and difference to the realm of the evil ‘other’.

Brasil: “sin mujeres, no hay democracia”

En medio de gritos de "Fora, Temer!", las feministas le están recordando a Brasil la necesidad de reinstaurar a Rousseff y de garantizar los derechos humanos y la dignidad social. English Português

Surveillance, power and communication

Coalitions of actors – scholars, activists, some politicians, and even some captains of industry, will need to collaborate if the pathway we pursue to a calculated, unequal future is to change.

Not Hitler or Augustus, but a hybrid that shows what the American polity is becoming

“Our national crisis isn’t really about Trump; it’s about what’s happening to the American people.” Long essay.

Civil society under attack in Latin America

Core civil society rights have been violated in at least 14 Latin American countries in 2015, says Civicus’ annual report on civil society. Español

La sociedad civil, atacada en América Latina

Según el informe anual de Civicus sobre la sociedad civil en el mundo, se violan derechos fundamentales en al menos 14 países de América Latina. English

How the BBC can create a better digital public sphere

The BBC’s remit is not just broadcast. It has the power to improve our experiences online, and to realise the digital public sphere we want.

Radiografía del narco en México

Según datos oficiales, existen en el país 9 grupos del crimen organizado y 37 células delictivas aliadas con presencia en el 60% de los estados. Esta es la geografía del crimen sobre territorio mexicano. English

Failed coup attempt in Turkey: the victory of democracy?

Who was the aggressor and who the victim? Who was protecting whom? From whom?

Mapping Mexico's current organized crime landscape

According to official data, 9 organized crime groups and 37 allied criminal cells are currently operating in 60% of the country’s states. Find our Mexico’s geography of crime. Español

Dura aterragem na Venezuela

A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência. English Español

Sur: against state violence in Turkey - an interview with former mayor Abdullah Demirbas

As a richly articulated living history, Sur shattered the stereotype of the Middle East as intellectually backwards and culturally empty. A call for international support.

Pode a comprovação de dados salvar a democracia – e o jornalismo?

A comprovação de dados é um serviço público que beneficia tanto a audiência como os jornalistas, como ficou claro durante a Cimeira Mundial celebrada em Buenos Aires (#GlobalFact3, 9-10 de junho). English Español

My thoughts on BREXIT: History is written by the victors

Brexit has revealed a culture war, which the left has been quietly losing.

A question of leadership

The ‘new politics’ Jeremy Corbyn proclaims must be an explicit agenda of institutional change, not simply a change of style at the dispatch box.

On the absence of Arab intellectuals: the colonial connection

Maged Mandour

The colonial experience of the Arab world did not only stunt its social development, it also inhibited the development of class-consciousness.

Can fact-checking save democracy – and journalism as we know it?

The Global Fact-Checking Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina (#GlobalFact3, June 9-10) made it clear that fact-checking is a public service, benefiting both journalists and the public. Português Español

¿Puede la comprobación de datos salvar la democracia – y el periodismo?

La comprobación de datos es un servicio público que beneficia tanto al público como a los periodistas, como dejó claro la Cumbre Mundial celebrada en Buenos Aires (#GlobalFact3, 9-10 de junio). Português English

China and Latin America: strategic relations in times of change

Anxiety over economic and political crises and changes in Latin America is palpable in China. Español Português

China e América Latina: relações estratégias em tempos de mudança

É palpável a preocupação na China pelas incertezas que geram as crises económicas e políticas, assim como as alterações na América Latina. English Español

China y América Latina: relaciones estratégicas en tiempos de cambio

Es palpable la preocupación en China por la incertidumbre que generan las crisis económicas y políticas y los cambios en América Latina. English Português

DemocraciaAberta: primeiro ano

Selecionámos 10 artigos de entre os mais exitosos para os nossos leitores durante este primeiro ano. São bons exemplos do que a DemocraciaAberta está a construir. Español English

Paris after Orlando: gay prisoners of racial prejudice

This erasure by journalists and politicians has highlighted the lasting homophobia of French society. It served also as a reminder of how fragile the tenuous progress made for gay rights is.

Brexit to nowhere? Finding hope in convivial institutions

People want control of their lives back. Given the right institutions to work with, they can care for each other and so begin to heal a divided nation.

DemocraciaAbierta: primer año

Hemos seleccionado 10 artículos de entre los más exitosos para nuestros lectores en este primer año. Son buenos ejemplos de lo que DemocraciaAbierta está construyendo. Português English

Ideología: una interpretación económica del voto latino en Estados Unidos

Los hogares latinos perdieron el 42 % de su riqueza entre 2007 y 2013, los afroamericanos el 43 %y los hogares blancos el 26 %. Esto explicaría, en parte, su comportamiento electoral. English

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