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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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    Five minutes with Maria Spirova: “Party politics in Bulgaria has become completely nonsensical”

Five minutes with Maria Spirova: “Party politics in Bulgaria has become completely nonsensical”

Bulgaria will hold parliamentary elections on 5 October following the resignation of the Bulgarian government in July. In an interview with LSEE’s Tena Prelec and EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Maria Spirova discusses the protests which have taken place in Bulgaria since 2013, the party politics of the country, and the bank crisis which underpinned the resignation of the government.

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    Five minutes with Jacques Melitz: “The discontented members of the Eurozone should consider very seriously the creation of a second euro”

Five minutes with Jacques Melitz: “The discontented members of the Eurozone should consider very seriously the creation of a second euro”

Since the height of the Eurozone crisis, a number of reforms have been pursued to stabilise the economic situation in states using the single currency. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Jacques Melitz outlines why the Eurozone is still suffering from two key problems – the European Central Bank’s inability to engage in proper open market operations […]

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    Five minutes with Paul Dolan: “Happiness is experiences of pleasure and purpose over time”

Five minutes with Paul Dolan: “Happiness is experiences of pleasure and purpose over time”

How can we be happier and what is the meaning of happiness? In an interview with Joel Suss, Editor of British Politics and Policy at LSE, Paul Dolan explores these questions and discusses his new book, Happiness by Design. Released on 28 August, the book is the culmination of years of research into happiness, its causes and how we […]

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    Five minutes with Saskia Sassen: “A good bit of the economic numbers rests on a sort of economic cleansing”

Five minutes with Saskia Sassen: “A good bit of the economic numbers rests on a sort of economic cleansing”

In an interview with Joel Suss, editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, Saskia Sassen discusses the UK’s economic ‘recovery’ and her new book, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy. You can watch the video or listen to the podcast of her recent public lecture at the LSE here.

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    Five minutes with Colin Crouch: “We have to move onwards to a more substantive European democracy, which means stopping striking postures about a national sovereignty that does not exist”

Five minutes with Colin Crouch: “We have to move onwards to a more substantive European democracy, which means stopping striking postures about a national sovereignty that does not exist”

Are we witnessing a transition toward a post-democratic society? In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown, Colin Crouch discusses democracy within the EU, the use of direct democracy in states like the UK, and the role of non-political actors in strengthening pluralism and civil society through avenues such as social media.

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