Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

A new Emir but plus ça change for Qatar’s international role

While Qatar celebrates new leadership the wealthy emirate’s international activism is likely to continue, albeit in a different guise. 33-year-old Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani became Emir of Qatar on 25 … Continue Reading →

Don't Tread on Me (Brazil)

Twenty Cents of Trouble

It all began when the São Paulo city council decided to increase the bus fare by twenty cents. Anti-government protesters are now all over the place in the larger cities … Continue Reading →

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A Breath of Fresh Air in Sri Lanka

Non-violent action in Sri Lanka against hate speech and discrimination – by Professor Jayantha Seneviratne On 20 April 2012 a number of militant Buddhists attacked the Muslim Mosque in Dambulla, Sri … Continue Reading →

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.

What can Sir Alex teach politics? Try a little Fergie Time

The last time the British media paid such tribute to one person, the country was burying a former prime minister. Why, since his announcement of retirement yesterday, has Fergie garnered … Continue Reading →

The Reluctant Revolutionary - on Yemen's uprising, screened on 11 February, 2013

Reflections on Plymouth University’s ‘Resistance Films’ Series 2013

by Dr Patrick Holden, Mathilde Martin-Nouvel, David McErlane, and Dr Philip Leech In January-March 2013, the department of Politics and International Relations and Peninsula Arts Centre at Plymouth University organised a short … Continue Reading →

Marco Pannella neglect of pluralism

Chronicles of Degenerated Democracy

THE CHRONICLES OF DEGENERATED DEMOCRACY: The Public Broadcaster, the Regulator and the Assassination of Public Debate by Marco Beltrandi and Claudio M. Radaelli Welcome to the world where democracy is upside-down. … Continue Reading →


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