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Laudato Si’: on a glimpse of theory masked in translation

‘To seek only a technical remedy to each environmental problem which comes up is to separate what is in reality interconnected and to mask the true and deepest problems of the global system.’ (Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, English Version, §111.) … Continue reading

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Why shouldn’t Scottish prisoners get to vote?

On prisoner voting, the UK government is less progressive than most other European countries. Scotland aspires to be a ‘beacon of progressive opinion’, but its government not only acquiesces in the UK position, it has also declined to take the … Continue reading

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Democracy and Climate Change

Can democracy in crisis deal with climate crisis?   I was invited to address this vexed and dispiriting question by the Center for Humans and Nature.  Along with answers from  Carol Gould, Benjamin Barber, Bill McKibben, Robyn Eckersley and John Dryzek, … Continue reading

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