Deregulation is often packaged as a fight against red tape or a drive to
improve efficiency by removing so-called ‘burdens’ on business or ‘barriers’ to
trade. But such ‘burdens’ are the social and environmental
standards that protect us all and the world we live in.
Millions of Spaniards have engaged in protests over
the past four years. As of July 1 they can be subject to disproportionate fines
and even jail for exercising their democratic rights to freedom of expression,
assembly, protest and information. Interview.
Four interlocking elements shape the global system:
the neurobiological substrates of human nature (providing a more complex
account of human nature), the persistence of global anarchy, which today
coexists with conditions of instantconnectivity and interdependence.
There are glaring absences at the heart of the UK elections contest. The new preface to his ‘Essay on Britain, now’ - by one of Britain’s leading political thinkers tells us why. Remarkably, it suggests ways in which to free ourselves from the trap we are in.
Millones de españoles han participado en manifestaciones y protestas en los últimos cuatro años. A partir del 1 de julio de este año pueden ser objeto de penas desproporcionadas y hasta de encarcelamiento por ejercer sus derechos democráticos. Entrevista. Publicado previamente en Can Europe Make It . English
Social scientists have a
very specific contribution to deliver in a democratic public space, as openDemocracy’s
articles daily testify. The articles by leading global sociologists published
this week in openMovements are, we believe, exemplary.
The Controller of the BBC’s archive strategy maintains the
institution’s fundamental role within the media ecology and argues that
the Licence Fee should safeguard a new democratic digital public space.
Public Debate: Defending human rights in a digital
age is being livestreamed fromGoldsmiths media and communications department, University of London at
5.30.pm GMT this evening. Listen here and read on.
Hyperbolic language used to describe the
potential consequences of cyber attacks has contributed to the ‘securitisation’ of the debate around cyber security
issues. Increased transparency and accurate
information is essential.
the headlines of Silicon Valley companies offering female employees the chance
to freeze their eggs lie more fundamental unresolved questions of gender in the
workplace – and the role of work in our lives.