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May 5 2017

The Politics of Post-Truth

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By Roberto Orsi Every book is imbued with the name of God, and we have anagrammed all books in history, without praying […]. What our lips said, our cells have learnt. What have my cells done? They have invented a … Continue reading

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Jul 28 2016

The EU’s lack of unity and strategy is being felt in Azerbaijan

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By Robert Ledger The EU’s values-lite pragmatism towards its periphery is undermining its legitimacy in the South Caucasus. The violence that erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh in April 2016 exposed the weakness of the EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative in the region, as … Continue reading

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May 30 2016

Crony Capitalism and Neoliberal Paradigm (Part II)

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By Lucas Juan Manuel Alonso Alonso This is the second and final part of Crony Capitalism and Neoliberal Paradigm, the first part was posted earlier on this very blog. It is easy to see how almost all the European Union’s … Continue reading

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May 25 2016

Crony Capitalism and Neoliberal Paradigm (Part I)

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by Lucas Juan Manuel Alonso Alonso It is easy to see how almost all the European Union’s Member States, as well as other western advanced economies, are facing greater social inequalities, the spread of precarious/poorly-paid job conditions, greater tax burdens … Continue reading

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Nov 19 2015

Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Paris

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By Richard English FBA  The appalling events in Paris on 13 November force us, once again, to think carefully about the paradoxically intimate relationship between terrorism and counter-terrorism. The immediate response we should all feel is one of horror at … Continue reading

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Dec 10 2014

The impact of the mass media on the quality of democracy within a state remains a much overlooked area of study

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By Lisa Müller Media organisations are generally assumed to play an important role in democracies, but how effective are they in performing this function within specific states? Lisa Müller outlines results from an analysis of 47 countries, based on a framework which rates … Continue reading

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Sep 22 2014

Socio-Economic Security, Transnational Solidarity and the Legitimation Crisis of the European Union

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By Alfio Cerami This article offers some insights on the socio-economic security approach of the European Union (EU), its conception of transnational solidarity and subsequent ‘legitimation crisis’. The aim is to foster reflections on a future, more integrated socio-economic security … Continue reading

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Feb 28 2014

Balancing Ukraine

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By Kevork Oskanian A mere three months ago, Vladimir Putin probably thought he had scored one of his presidency’s greatest coups, when he coerced or persuaded – depending on your perspective – Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych into abandoning the long-expected initialling of … Continue reading

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Sep 6 2013

Designing the European candidate

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By Francisco Seoane Pérez The next European elections are just around the corner. They have been moved forward from June to May 2014 to avoid coinciding with the celebration of Whit Sunday–which is a holiday in some of the EU’s … Continue reading

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