Tag Archives: Inequality

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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Oct 4 2016

The Great Stagnation

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By Marion Labouré and Juergen Braunstein The recent Brexit vote, as well as high uncertainty around a number of upcoming elections (e.g., the 2016 US and 2017 French presidential elections), are only symptoms of a larger underlying problem. Voting for … 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 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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Mar 12 2015

Germany, the giant with the feet of clay

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By Terence Tse and Mark Esposito   On the surface, it stands to reason to think that, as Europe’s largest economy, Germany’s position in Europe can act as the saviour to pull the Eurozone out of its current plight. By … Continue reading

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Jul 3 2014

European economy’s invisible transformation: expulsions and predatory capitalism

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By Saskia Sassen Parts of our economies, societies, and states in Europe are being stripped bare by an extreme form of predatory capitalism.[1] And this stripping can coexist with growth in much of our economies. The majority of workers and … 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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Mar 19 2014

Take a map of Europe… Violence, gender and (in)equality in the EU

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By Catherine Briddick Take a map of Europe (go on, this is going to be fun). Look at it. Think about the recent (and continuing) financial crises and, depending on your position on the political spectrum and views of the … Continue reading

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Sep 17 2013

Gendering the Euro Crisis

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By Ania Plomien and Diane Perrons Five years ago the failure of the international financial sector – prompted by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in the USA in September 2008, followed by the RBS bail out in the UK and the … Continue reading

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Jul 29 2013

‘The very idea of ​​the European Union is being questioned’ – Interview with Emilio Ontiveros

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Euro Crisis in the Press has asked the views of influential analysts and commentators throughout Europe on the multifaceted crisis facing the European Union. In today’s interview, Emilio Ontiveros Baeza, Economics Professor and President of ‘Analistas Financieros Internacionales’ (AFI), argues that … Continue reading

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