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On Icelandic Constitution and Direct Democracy, Interview with Katrín Oddsdóttir

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­­European Strategist’s editor Alice Máselníková interviews Katrín Oddsdótir about the socio-political situation in Iceland following the draft of new constitution in 2011, direct democracy, and the power of the people. Katrín Oddsdóttir is a lawyer, activist and human rights worker. She was member of Iceland’s 2011 Constitutional Council, together with 24 other citizens of Iceland…

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Statement

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2015   On days like today it is hard to love one- and thyself, to still believe that people are born to live and dream freely. I wonder what Rousseau would say of the chains that we forged for ourselves in full, but willing ignorance. We got too used to the fact that wars are…

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La démocratie directe d’Hannah Arendt

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La Révolution Française n’atteint jamais sa cause ultime à cause de la misère, ce fléau social qui la mena non pas vers le chemin de la liberté, mais vers celui de la Terreur.[ref]ARENDT, Hannah, On the Revolution, p. 351.[/ref] Du côté de la Révolution Américaine on pourrait parler de succès, car celle-ci aboutit non seulement…

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Trafficking of Women in the Balkans: A Modern-Day Slavery

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Over the past decade, “trafficking in persons” or “human trafficking” for commercial sexual exploitation has been one of the fastest growing areas of international organized criminal activity. In simplest terms, human trafficking is “a cruel, ruthless, and cynical form of human exploitation, a serious crime, and a gross violation of human dignity.”1 In legal terms,…

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