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Apr 24 2017

Speech! Speech! : The Campaign Rhetoric of Theresa May

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By Alan Finlayson As the country prepares for an unexpected barrage of campaign rhetoric Professor Alan Finlayson analyses Theresa May’s opening shot and speculates on what might come next. Theresa May’s surprise speech announcing a General Election, is rhetorically rather … Continue reading

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Mar 23 2017

The Gaps of Nations & The Rise of Far-Right Populism

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By Marion Laboure and Juergen Braunstein The Brexit vote and more recently the US presidential election suggest a noticeable rise of populism. Marion Laboure and Juergen Braunstein argue that this trend is not new. For example, Austrian Chancelor Schuessel’s invitation … Continue reading

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Nov 15 2016

European Union’s Key Figures

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by Lucas Juan Manuel Alonso Alonso With the objective to draw some conclusions about macroeconomic stability and economic structure, this article examines for the 28 Member States of the European Union, the following aspects: GDP and AIC per capita, General … 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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Nov 30 2015

Why we should oppose British air strikes against ISIL in Syria

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By Mary Kaldor and Rim Turkmani The threat of ISIL is too serious to be treated with a knee jerk response like air strikes as the British Prime Minister suggests. It is very difficult to understand why air strikes are … Continue reading

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Oct 16 2015

Why the EU gets in the way of refugee solidarity

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By Gregor Noll Can the migration across the Mediterranean really be considered a security threat? The European Council, the Council of Ministers and implicitly also the Parliament are dealing with the flight over the Mediterranean from a narrowly protectionist perspective. … Continue reading

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Oct 8 2015

UN General Assembly resolution on Basic Principles on Debt Restructuring Processes: a first step towards a global state bankruptcy regime?

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By Kanad Bagchi In what was hailed as a ‘historic’ move, the United Nations General Assembly (“GA”) adopted its resolution concerning Basic Principles on Sovereign Debt Restructuring Processes on 10th September 2015 (“resolution”), despite persistent opposition from several member countries, … Continue reading

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Apr 8 2015

After Syriza: What’s next for Spain?

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By Marina Prentoulis and Lasse Thomassen The significance of Syriza’s electoral victory for anti-austerity parties and politics across Europe is slowly, but steadily sinking in. The next showdown will be in Spain where local and regional elections are due on … Continue reading

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Feb 16 2015

The winds are changing: a new left populism for Europe

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By Marina Prentoulis and Lasse Thomassen The unprecedented presence of international media, solidarity delegations and representatives of socialist and leftish parties in Athens signalled that Syriza’s triumph was something more than just another electoral victory. A spectre is haunting Europe: … Continue reading

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Feb 6 2015

Varoufakis on the international media catwalk: on the politics of style

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By Maria Kyriakidou About ten days have passed since the new Greek government came into power and also the spotlight of the international media over its negotiations with European partners concerning the country’s debt. Negotiations aside, however, there is a … Continue reading

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