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Dec 8 2017

A Podcast on the Catalan Crisis

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With Jose Javier Olivas, Mireia Borrell and Michael Cottakis In this Talking Europe Podcast by the 1989 Generation Initiative our Editor Jose Javier Olivas Osuna discusses the Catalan crisis with Mireia Borrell, in a conversation moderated by Michael Cottakis. They set out the historical … Continue reading

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Nov 28 2017

Germany’s (lack of) self-understanding

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By Maria Brock & Max Hänska One of the most remarkable feats of German post-war history is the way it has  made continual efforts to work through its past. Monuments commemorating those killed by the Nazis can be found in … Continue reading

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Jun 14 2017

Does the Catalan Independence Movement Really ‘Love Democracy’?

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By Jose Javier Olivas On 9 June 2017, the Catalan government announced a self-determination referendum to be held on 1 October 2017. Two days later, next to a big banner with the slogan ‘Love Democracy’ and in front of 40,000 … Continue reading

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Mar 31 2017

We’ve triggered Article 50. Is this such a tragedy for Europe?

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By Mary Kaldor It is now possible that new governments in France and Germany will respond to civil society pressure and do what is needed to change the EU, without being blocked by Britain. This is a very sad day … 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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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 14 2016

The Rise of Populism Could Persist as Western society and its Academic Institutions Fail to Promote Critical Thought

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By Athanasios Gkoutzioulis On the 4th of May, Donald Trump became the Republican presidential nominee while on the 23rd of June, Nigel Farage’s (and Arron Bank’s) campaign largely contributed to Brexit to the surprise of international public opinion. Trump’s or … Continue reading

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May 6 2016

Defenestrations: (Un)Framing the EU Referendum Debate, Part I

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By Henry Radice Observing (full disclosure: from the perspective of a strong supporter of Remain) the politics of the UK’s upcoming EU referendum, a number of problematic framings of the question of British membership of the EU appear relevant to … Continue reading

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Jul 15 2015

The defeat of left-wing populism and the dangers for democracy in Greece

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By Benjamin De Cleen The negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors have dominated European politics in these last months to such an extent that politicians and press alike seem to have largely forgotten about the populist radical right, … Continue reading

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Jun 21 2015

Populism in Europe: a primer

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By Cas Mudde Already in 2010, a good five years before a populist coalition government would be formed in Greece, then EU President Herman van Rompuy called populism “the greatest danger for Europe” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 9 April 2010). Since then, … Continue reading

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