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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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    Five minutes with Richard Layard: “Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society”

Five minutes with Richard Layard: “Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society”

In an interview with Joel Suss, editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, Richard Layard discusses the importance of combating mental illness and his new book, Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies, which he co-authored with David Clark. Both authors presented the findings and arguments of their new book at a public event at the LSE with […]

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    Five minutes with John Curtice: “Almost undoubtedly if Cameron held an EU referendum following a successful renegotiation then the ‘stay in’ side would win”

Five minutes with John Curtice: “Almost undoubtedly if Cameron held an EU referendum following a successful renegotiation then the ‘stay in’ side would win”

Early last year, David Cameron proposed a new policy on the UK’s membership of the European Union, in which he would renegotiate a new settlement with his fellow European leaders and put the result to the British people in an in/out referendum, should his party emerge victorious at next year’s General Election. In an interview with Democratic Audit’s Sean […]

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