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Nick Mahony is openDemocracy’s guest editor of the week

Following on CCIG’s Publics Research Programme June 2012 international workshop ‘Creating publics, creating democracies’, OpenDemocracy has just launched a week-long feature called ‘Creating publics, opening democracies’.

Starting today and running every day this week, it will feature a series of nine specially written pieces, introduced by Nick Mahony, John Clarke, Susan Pell, and Liza Griffin.

Read the full articles on the openDemocracy website

This week's guest contributors are

Ludek Stavinova, who shines a light on the elusive spectre of the public that haunts contemporary global trade politics.

Britta Ohm, who reflects on some of the wider-ranging implications of the anti-democratic public that emerged during the Gujarat Pogrom of 2002.

Christoph Haug, who tackles the thorny subject of how forms of public action geared towards achieving consensus inevitably involve an element of coercion.

Learn more about the research programme: Publics