The Media and People’s Power

Again, the influence of the new media in giving citizens a voice in the decision about who governs them was on display during the attempted coup against the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey. The coup plotters in Turkey resorted to the traditional playbook of military takeover of power…

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Rethinking Democratic Representation

By Uchenna Ekwo The surprising outcome of the British referendum to leave the European Union and the unexpected rise of Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party in November’s presidential election in the United States are further evidence of the disconnect between the political class and ordinary citizens.…

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Revisiting the Scandal at ICC

By Lawrence Freeman A potentially devastating scandal involving the president of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernandez Gurmendi, was brought to light in the July 3rd edition of London Evening Post. According to the article entitled, “ICC President in corruption scandal over Bashir,” Judge de Gurmendi received…

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