Tag Archives: Blame

Feb 7 2017

Against Anti-Pluralism

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By Max Hänska Citizens are voting for candidates hitherto considered unlikely; the future of the EU, and indeed the post-war international order is in question. It is unsurprising that the current fin de siècle atmosphere, and many citizens’ sense of … Continue reading

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Aug 7 2015

God in Berlin, Newton in Brussels: On the Power of Linguistic Images in the Eurozone Crisis

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By Hans Rusinek The limits of our language are the limits of our world, famously observed the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. For him, word and fact are in a representational relationship: a word is only an image of a fact, but we … Continue reading

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May 28 2014

European-cum-National Elections in Greece

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By Vassilios Paipais Last Sunday’s European elections found the Greek electorate deeply divided, fragmented and to some extent disoriented. In general, Greek voters paid scant attention to the wider European agenda but they are hardly to blame as they were … Continue reading

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Feb 7 2014

First Step to Solving the Eurozone Crisis: Change our Perceptions

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By Terence Tse How not to save a company Imagine the following. Your company is on the verge of bankruptcy. The only way to get out of this is to get all your employees to put in more efforts and … 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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Jun 22 2013

Finland: a tough Nordic accountant that is caught up by reality

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By Paul Jonker-Hoffrén Finland is a quite unlikely country to play a prominent role in policy-making around the Eurocrisis. It is, after all, a small country of just over 5 million inhabitants on the (geographical) fringe of the European union. … Continue reading

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May 1 2013

Managing a European Recovery: The Case for Public Spending for an Energy Transition

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By Afzal Siddiqui and Max Hänska* The public debate about a European economic recovery has atrophied in a stimulus vs. austerity, north vs. south blame game. Far too little attention is devoted to the question into which kind of investments … Continue reading

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Apr 28 2013

The Implications of Nazi-comparisons in Current European Discourse

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By Maria Brock and Rui Lopes* “They’re Germans”, whispers John Cleese, “so don’t mention the war!” Four decades after the classic Fawlty Towers episode first aired, the memory of World War II continues to cloud Germany’s foreign relations, with German … Continue reading

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Apr 12 2013

Fairness, Bail-in/outs and the Poor Germans

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By Stefan K. Loesch* In response to the post “Selective truths and Spanish riches: The Bundesbank’s study on household wealth” This article has been cross-posted from oditorium U. The recent study of Bundesbank on household wealth has introduced the idea that … Continue reading

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Mar 22 2013

The Politics of Blame

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By Max Hänska When things go wrong someone is blamed. Throughout the current crisis there have been several convenient scapegoats: the EU itself, southern European countries and Germany, among others. Passing the buck is an all too familiar rhetorical strategy, … Continue reading

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