open democracy

  • February 15, 2013

    2013 is set to be an important year for both the Catholic Church, which elects a new pope, and Croatia, which will become the 28th member of the European Union (EU), writes Alex Sakalis for openDemocracy. These two entities share a long history, with the former wielding significant, yet often ignored, influence on political life in the latter.

  • January 14, 2010

    Deliberative assemblies should play a significant part in renewing democracy, says Stuart Weir, and most especially in agreeing a written constitution for the UK. They are at the core of the work of Power 2010, guided by James Fishkin.

  • July 27, 2009

    An event to explore the role of civil society groups in creating spaces for dissenting voices, both in the UK and globally, will take place in a major London church tomorrow.

  • July 8, 2009

    “Reform so as to preserve” is still the mantra of the political elite in Britain. But civil society organisations, faith groups, politicians and ordinary people can help change the agenda, says Simon Barrow.

  • June 23, 2008

    In a special feature for Refugee Week (16-22 June 2008) hosted MigrantVoice on refuge, a debate on the issues that matter for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

  • June 14, 2008

    Over on the ever-stimulating OpenDemocracy, Anthony Barnett offers an acute assessment of Tony Blair's recent blandishments on faith and the global order.

  • March 25, 2008

    OurKingdom, a project of the online magazine OpenDemocracy, is hosting what it believes to be a unique online deliberation on how the potential of the internet can be integrated into a national political process.

  • March 11, 2008

    The treatment of asylum seekers in Britain it isn't an "issue", it's about real people, as a powerful London play demonstrates.

  • November 6, 2007

    As fireworks cracked and revellers cheered to mark the anniversary of Guy Fawkes' unsuccessful plot against parliament in 1605, a very different kind of conspiracy was launched on the world from an office near London Bridge last night.