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    New Politics News

    05 February 2009
    Article

    News from the New Politics programme (last updated in February 2009).

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  3. Ed Miliband needs trade unions

    Hilary Wainwright
    20 October 2010
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    To create real political change, the new Labour leader must look beyond his party to the unions that helped him win power.

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    Something rotten in the ANC state

    • Hilary Wainwright
    20 November 2012
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    The palaces of President Zuma and the massacre of miners at Marikana symbolise how the gulf between rich and poor has grown in the 18 years since the African National Congress came to power in South Africa. Hilary Wainwright reports on how formerly loyal ANC activists are turning against their government

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    A caring State

    Praful Bidwai
    25 June 2009
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    Unless Left parties acknowledge their blunders and rebuild their links with progressive intellectuals and civil society activists, and involve them as well in changing course, they will face marginalisation and a historic decline.
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    No Need to Pad the Vote

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    25 October 2007
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    Contradictions of a client state

    John Gittings
    13 September 2007
    Article
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    Power-sharing and the implications for state restructuring in Kenya

    Antony Otieno Ong’ayo
    01 March 2008
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    Pro-Poor Policy Reforms and Governance in State/Public Lands:

    Jennifer Franco
    17 June 2009
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    This paper attempts to specify the key criteria of a ‘pro-poor land policy’ and ‘truly democratic land governance’ concerning state/public lands, using the lessons from activist databases, including that of the international human rights organization Foodfirst Information and Action Network (FIAN).

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    Law and order

    Tariq Ali
    16 May 2007
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    Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy (Seagull, 2009)

    • Hilary Wainwright
    27 October 2009
    Book

    Reclaim the State sets out on a journey from Brazil to Britain to discover how people are creating new, stronger forms of democracy. The book shows that the foundations for new political directions for deepening democracy already exist, and provides imaginative and practical tools for building on them.

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    Crisis of the State and Civil Domains in Africa

    David Sogge, Mariano Aguirre
    01 December 2006
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  13. Critical Perspectives and Alternative Solutions to the Eurozone Crisis

    09 December 2011
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    2011 witnessed the implementation of some of the most comprehensive undemocratic structural changes in the EU since the Lisbon Treaty. Alternative proposals for a progressive exit from the euro crisis are laid out here.

         
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    Reclaim the State

    • Hilary Wainwright
    14 June 2005
    Book
    Hilary Wainwright sets out on a quest to find out how people are putting concepts like participatory democracy and economic solidarity into practice locally and taking control over public power
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    Against Dictators: Use Law, not War

    John Cavanagh
    13 December 2002
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    The argument over what action to take against Saddam Hussein is driven by the rhetoric of war. But can peaceful, legal action against Iraq's ruthless dictator be effective? The long campaign to bring Augusto Pinochet of Chile to justice offers an encouraging precedent.

  16. Crack capitalism or reclaim the state

    Hilary Wainwright, John Holloway
    20 February 2011
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    Fascinating debate between two leading left thinkers on whether the state can be democratised, how labour can be empowered and the best ways to confront capitalism.

  17. The Fiscal Compact Bypasses Democracy and the Rule of Law

    Lukas Oberndorfer
    08 March 2012
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    The adoption of the “fiscal compact” through a treaty under international law bypasses the already feeble democratic and constitutional requirements of European law.

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    Savage Repression In Chhattisgarh

    Praful Bidwai
    29 May 2007
    Article
  20. Victory in Afghanistan

    Ross Eventon
    16 August 2011
    Article

    Debate over the 10-year-plus war in Afghanistan tends to focus on how and when it "can be won," obscuring the fundamental question of whether it was morally acceptable in the first place. Now as the US gets closer to consolidating its imperial presence in the region for decades to come, the high cost to the Afghani people continues to be ignored.

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