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    Five minutes with Timothy Garton Ash: “We’re far more European in the UK than we think we are”

Five minutes with Timothy Garton Ash: “We’re far more European in the UK than we think we are”

Is it possible to create a truly European public sphere? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Timothy Garton Ash discusses the failure of efforts to reignite the enthusiasm of citizens for European integration, the importance of European identity, and why the UK is far more European than most people believe.

A common argument is that attempts to foster […]

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    Five minutes with Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: “The Constitutional Treaty was clearly ahead of its time”

Five minutes with Lord Kerr of Kinlochard: “The Constitutional Treaty was clearly ahead of its time”

It is now ten years since the Member States of the European Union signed the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe. The Treaty, which was subsequently rejected in referendums in France and the Netherlands, ultimately inspired the Treaty of Lisbon, which entered into force in December 2009. In a discussion with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, […]

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    Five minutes with Robert O. Keohane: “We shouldn’t fool ourselves by believing that global governance will soon be made democratic”

Five minutes with Robert O. Keohane: “We shouldn’t fool ourselves by believing that global governance will soon be made democratic”

Can global governance through organisations such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization ever be made properly democratic? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Robert O. Keohane discusses the problems with establishing global democratic governance, the distinction between liberal constitutionalist achievements and democracy, and why we should be sceptical of claims that a global democracy […]

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    Five minutes with Nigel Dodd: “Bitcoin has opened up the debate about the future of money”

Five minutes with Nigel Dodd: “Bitcoin has opened up the debate about the future of money”

Should our understanding of money change in light of the emergence of new forms of currency such as bitcoin? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Nigel Dodd discusses the origin stories of money, how these stories have underpinned the response to the financial crisis, and what bitcoin and other digital currencies mean for the future of money.

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    Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The current increase in global inequality is completely unsustainable”

Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The current increase in global inequality is completely unsustainable”

Rising inequality is one of the most controversial issues in European politics. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Danny Dorling discusses the problems posed by inequality, the situation within the UK, and why the current trends are likely to prove unsustainable.

Although many social scientists, most notably Thomas Piketty, have provided evidence of rising inequality across Europe and […]

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    Five minutes with Jonathan Portes: “Policy-makers need to be much more open about the benefits of immigration”

Five minutes with Jonathan Portes: “Policy-makers need to be much more open about the benefits of immigration”

The right to free movement is one of the founding principles of the European Union, however it has also been a source of controversy, particularly among Eurosceptic parties across Europe. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Jonathan Portes, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, discusses the economic costs and benefits of free movement […]

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