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May 28 2015

Greek Media in Disarray

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By Maria Kyriakidou There is perhaps no other field that better illustrates how deeply ingrained clientelism is in Greek political culture than the media sector. Politicians, media and business have long been operating as a ‘triangle of power’, where private … Continue reading

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May 7 2015

The Double Death of Europe

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By Adrian Pabst Introduction: the broken promise of peace and prosperity The continual crisis in the Eurozone and in Ukraine poses the most serious danger to Europe since the darkest days of the Cold War. Economic devastation in the south … Continue reading

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Jun 10 2014

Mind the Gaps: The Political Consequences of the Great Recession in Europe

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By Diego Muro and Guillem Vidal The financial crisis that started in 2008 had an unanticipated magnitude. What at first glance appeared as a manageable frailty of the financial sector rapidly derived into a Great Recession with on-going continuity into … Continue reading

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Aug 30 2013

The Quality of Democracy in Spain Took a Great Leap Backwards in 2012

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By Luis Bouza García Since 2008, the left-leaning Fundación Alternativas has produced an annual report evaluating the quality of democracy in Spain. This study relies on a survey of social scientists familiar with Spanish politics and society, and has the … Continue reading

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Aug 23 2013

The Myth of Journalistic Impartiality under Austerity

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By Yiannis Baboulias “Stuff is biased” lamented a Greek journalist after a piece of mine was published in the New Statesman last February. In the piece, I was making the case that four young anarchists who had been arrested after … Continue reading

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Jun 12 2013

The bumpy road to transparency in Spain

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By José Javier Olivas and Fabrizio Scrollini* The current Euro Crisis has unveiled many political and institutional deficiencies in Spain. Among them, the lack of transparency and free access to public information is one of the most serious. In modern democracies … Continue reading

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May 31 2013

Managing the Crisis through Secrecy?

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By Outi Keranen Transparency and access to information in crisis-ridden Europe have become sparse currency. While Brussels aims to tackle tax evasion through openness and more effective exchange of information, the uninvestigated claims of money laundering in Cyprus and the … Continue reading

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