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  • Israel’s democracy is at a crossroads, as Benny Gantz given chance to form a government

    Israel’s democracy is at a crossroads, as Benny Gantz given chance to form a government0

    After Israel’s third election in a year in early March, parties opposing Benjamin Netanyahu – the Israeli prime minister known as Bibi – secured a small majority in parliament. In a blow to Netanyahu, on March 15 these parties informed the Israeli president, Reuven Rivlin, that his rival Benny Gantz – the leader of the

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  • what Scotland’s new citizen assemblies could mean for democracy

    what Scotland’s new citizen assemblies could mean for democracy0

    Polarisation. Paralysis. Politicians at each other’s throats. The crisis engulfing Westminster for the past year has not given the best impression of British parliamentary democracy at work. Theresa May’s failure to get her Brexit deal through after three attempts resulted in her losing her job. Surely Britain can do better? Even members of the public

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  • To tackle the climate crisis we need more democracy, not less

    To tackle the climate crisis we need more democracy, not less0

    As the climate crisis is increasingly felt across the globe, protesters take to the streets and politicians scrabble to respond, a crucial question is beginning to emerge. How can governments develop climate strategies which build public support for action? An announcement by six UK parliamentary committees that they will hold a citizens’ assembly on the

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