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Center right, center left

The title of a recent analysis in Politico – “The disappearing independent” – struck this reader as personal. I looked down at my hands, at my feet; checked in the mirror to see that my nose, ears, and e...
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Do we want our politics to be nimble?

In an article published this past weekend on TechCrunch, Michael Papay and David Timby ask what politics cannot work at the swift pace that contemporary business, aided by developments in information technology, can. In this hi...
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Whose child?

An excerpt here of a very strange story from today’s Washington Post, which offers a real challenge to notions of citizenship within the same country. “The Supreme Court decided Friday to take on a case after consi...
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Paraphrase of the day: 6/6/13

If you are reading these lines, you are very weird. You’re spending spare time considering arguments about politics, which most people don’t bother to do. — Ezra Klein
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American politicians love their job

According to a poll published in Roll Call, 95% of members of the US House of Representatives say they get a sense of personal accomplishment from their work as legislators. 89% claim that they are performing an important publi...
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Coming to grips with children trying to earn money on the streets

By Alyssa Olivo Even though I’m used to seeing homeless people begging on the streets of New York City, I’ve been surprised at the amount of children trying to earn money on the streets in Greece. I can count on both hands ...
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Revolt of the clowns (the real ones)

Der Spiegel has a story according to which professional clowns in Germany are up in arms regarding a comment made by the leader of the German opposition, Social Democrat Peer Steinbrück, comparing Italian political figures Sil...
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Golden Dawn: before and after?

Excerpts below from an article by Clark Boyd of Public Radio International’s The World on possible consequences of the recent arrest of members of Golden Dawn. The author cites Politis’ good friend Brady Kiesling, f...
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A poor excuse for a country?

From today’s Greek Reporter, a story on how Greece ranks next to its EU partners in terms of relative poverty. “Greece is one of the poorest countries in the EU according to a research published today by a German th...
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Wanted: Laugh Doctor

Ζητούνται Γελιολόγοι στην Ελλάδα του σήμερα, όχι άλλοι Γελωτοποιοί…  By Fotinie Efstratiadou Τις προάλλες, η οχτάχρονη κόρη μου ντύθη...
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We are fed up

By Politis We live in Greece. Most of us are Hellenes, a few others foreigners who reside here by choice; we have all lived and studied abroad. We have different ideological preferences. Some of us work for public entities, oth...
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New from the EU lexicography: Cyprexit

                                Originally posted by Vaggelis Papavasileiou for Eleftherotypia on March 23, 2013).
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Should we look to ancient Athens?

By Claudia Chwalisz Editor’s note: Originally published on policy-network.net as “An Athenian solution to democratic discontent,” February 19, 2015. Reposted by permission of the author. New forms of contact ...
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The future of Democracy in Europe and beyond

  “The Future of Democracy in Europe and Beyond” Fourth Annual Dukakis International Symposium Municipal Council of Thessaloniki July 1, 2014 6-8 PM Under the auspices of the Michael and Kitty Dukakis Center fo...
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What to do about getting the story out and getting the people organized

By  Maria Kalogeroudi Two speakers with a common concern: acting against racial prejudice. The one, a journalist, the other, a community organizer. Meet Damian Mac Con Uladh. Damian is an activist journalist who used to work f...
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Saying of the day: 1/28/13

  “Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.” — Giorgos Se...
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Saying of the day: 1/27/13

  “Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise.” — Aeschylus
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Women and politics: new rules

Joan Walsh, commenting in Salon on Hillary Clinton’s Senate hearing today notes that “Clinton stood up to the raging bulls with grace and fire of her own… After [which] she was lectured and hectored by guys wh...
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Why all the talk about revolution now?

Politis invited regular contributors Krysta Kalachani and Maria Patsarika to comment on two recent blog posts discussing revolution, by Christos Giannaras and Politis’ own David Wisner. Why all this talk about revolution ...
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Participedia

Participedia is an open global knowledge community for researchers and practitioners in the field of democratic innovation and public engagement. “We live in a world in which citizens of most countries are asking for grea...
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