John Bell

  • Political crises around the world are casting doubt on representative democracy and the Western model of government. A quarter century after the demise of the Soviet Union, and declarations about the inevitability of liberal democracies, that paradigm is under serious threat. From the economic ...

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  • In 2012, after the beginnings of the Arab revolutions, Paul Mason, editor at BBC's Newsnight programme, wrote a book called "Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere - The New Global Revolutions". Mason pointed out that social neworks, a newfound sense of self-reliance, and a disjuncture between the young ...

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