Category Archives: Henry Radice

Jul 21 2017

The Conflicting Identity Politics of Brexit

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By Henry Radice So far, for many people, the experience of Brexit appears to be one of real individual anxiety and pain set against a prospective, and increasingly unlikely, collective gain. This is the case for both non-British EU citizens … Continue reading

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Oct 20 2016

Democracy Between Compromise and Control

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By Henry Radice The slogan ‘take back control’ was widely credited as a key factor in the UK’s vote to leave the EU on June 23rd.  That vote revealed many cleavages in how we understand our democracy. One significant one … Continue reading

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Jun 9 2016

Will The Real Project Fear Please Stand Up?

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By Henry Radice This is the second in a series of pre-referendum opinion pieces, Defenestrations: (Un)Framing the EU Referendum Debate. The first one addressed the issue of the referendum itself, and attracted a powerful rejoinder from Roberto Orsi. One of … Continue reading

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May 6 2016

Defenestrations: (Un)Framing the EU Referendum Debate, Part I

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By Henry Radice Observing (full disclosure: from the perspective of a strong supporter of Remain) the politics of the UK’s upcoming EU referendum, a number of problematic framings of the question of British membership of the EU appear relevant to … Continue reading

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Apr 24 2015

On the Borderlands of Humanity

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By Henry Radice The current crisis in the Mediterranean reminds us of what should be an obvious truth, but is too frequently forgotten: the European Union (EU) is a humanitarian space or it is nothing. If there are any criteria according … Continue reading

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Nov 11 2014

Time for the 89ers to Defend Europe

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By Henry Radice On the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the familiar rituals of remembrance feel particularly poignant in a year marking the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, yet itself scarred by a grim … Continue reading

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Aug 20 2013

Emerging Themes from the First Six Months of Euro Crisis in the Press

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By the Editorial Team The Euro Crisis in the Press blog began as part of a wider LSE-based research project on media representations of the Euro crisis across European states. The aim of the blog has been to provide a … Continue reading

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Aug 15 2013

Why Everyone Deserves a Holiday from the Euro Crisis

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By Henry Radice In Britain, it is called the silly season. As July languorously turns to August, even the broadsheets fill their pages with human interest stories and discussions of political leaders’ holiday destinations. In reality, the latter category of … Continue reading

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Mar 27 2013

Reactions to the Second Cypriot Bailout Deal from across the European Press

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By Max Hänska, Outi Keranen, Maria Kyriakidou, Jose Olivas, Roberto Orsi and Henry Radice. Jeroen Dijsselbloem’s mixed messages on Monday in the aftermath of the bailout were widely reported, along with the national and international economic implications of the new … Continue reading

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Mar 24 2013

‘Crisis, What Crisis?’ On the Virtues of Muddling Through in European Politics

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By Henry Radice As a Europe on tenterhooks awaits the next development in the Cypriot crisis this weekend, the sense of popular disenchantment with the European project across much of the continent seems to echo a famous passage by Antonio … Continue reading

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