Author Archives: Eurocrisis in the Press

Jun 26 2018

Populism, Trump, and the future of democracy

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By Michael J. Sandel These are dangerous times for democracy. Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, and other places that once offered democratic hope are now, in varying degrees, falling into authoritarianism. Democracy is also in trouble in sturdier places. In the … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2018

Italy’s Eurosceptic Turn

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By Roberto Orsi Italy has a new government. Matching the unprecedented results of the election of 4 March, this new government marks the beginning of something never seen before. Italy is the first country in the Western half of the … Continue reading

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Jun 6 2018

The Counterfactual Imagination of Populist Euroscepticism

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By Max Hänska and Vassilios Paipais Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe, as populists from both the left and right hold up their retrograde visions of gloriously assertive and blissfully self-reliant nation states. The installation of a populist and eurosceptic government in … Continue reading

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Apr 30 2018

Brexit and migrant voters: Conservative support in London wards

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By Joachim Wehner English local elections on 3 May take place as migrants might be finding a less divided political voice than at any time since the vote in favour of leaving the European Union (EU). The 2016 Referendum created … Continue reading

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Apr 3 2018

The Catalan Crisis: Is There a Right to Self-Determination in the International Context?

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By Javier Padilla and Sergio Olalla On February 22, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) hosted the fourth and last debate of a series ‘What is Next for Spain and Catalonia?’. Moderated by Julio Crespo MacLennan, professors Montserrat Guibernau, Manuel … Continue reading

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Mar 28 2018

Salvini, the Leader who Replaced Berlusconi

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By Alessandro Franzi Silvio Berlusconi no longer leads the Italian centre-right coalition. The outcome of the recent election has given this role to Matteo Salvini, the younger (ex-Northern) League leader who aspires to be the next prime minister. Mr Salvini has turned … Continue reading

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Mar 23 2018

Germany’s Silent Democratic Crisis

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By Christian Kloetzer After elections for the German Bundestag in September 2017, the phase of government formation has now ended, as the coalition between Christian democrats and social democrats has voted another cabinet under Chancellor Merkel into office last week. … Continue reading

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Mar 19 2018

Immigration, Welfare Chauvinism and the Support for Radical Right Parties in Europe

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By Luis Cornago Bonal and Delia Zollinger Over a decade ago, Alesina and Glaeser (2004) argued that support for welfare policies in Europe will decrease as European countries become more ethnically diverse, primarily due to the difficulties of maintaining solidarity … Continue reading

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Mar 15 2018

The crisis in Catalonia: How did we get here and how do we get out?

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By Javier Carbonell and Luis Cornago Bonal This post summarises the second debate of the conference cycle about the crisis in Catalonia, titled Spain and Catalonia: Is There a Way Out of the Impasse?, took place on February 8 at the … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2018

Could the Current Reform Plan Make the Eurozone Sustainable?

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By Konstantinos Myrodias The Eurozone is recovering from a long crisis; growth rates are turning positive across the Eurozone after a decade, business confidence is rising. Current accounts are balanced after the brutal adjustment in the periphery. The overall unemployment in the … Continue reading

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