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The Wire is running a special series this week on The State of Democracy.

In this first instalment we look at the International stage. Who are our players, and what are the socio-political and economic trends of which we should be aware? Who is speaking, and who is listening?

Trust in traditional governments and their political communication is eroding. Without an “Architecture of Listening” in place, populist movements including far-right, are providing citizens with an outlet for their frustrations.

 

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