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Category Archives: Democracy, identity and culture
Jun 19 2013
The problems faced by Greece’s public sector are such that the sudden closure of ERT may have been the least bad option.
Last week, with almost no warning, the Greek government closed the national broadcaster, ERT, putting over 2,700 jobs at risk. Kevin Featherstone argues that while the way the announcement was made raised justifiable concerns, the central objective should be broadly … Continue reading
Posted by: June 19, 2013
Jun 18 2013
Turkey’s protests have stirred debate about democracy and the unchecked power of governments that have an electoral mandate.
What do the protests of the past two weeks mean for democracy in Turkey? Zeynep N. Kaya and Matthew Whiting argue that they represent the clash between the desire of the Prime Minister, Recep Tayip Erdoğan, for a majoritarian politics … Continue reading
Posted by: June 18, 2013
Jun 18 2013
Some feminist authors have argued that peace settlements have the potential to perpetuate gender inequality by privileging communal unity over the rights of women. Bernadette C. Hayes and Ian McAllister assess this perspective in the case of Northern Ireland. They … Continue reading
Posted by: June 18, 2013
Jun 13 2013
Turkey’s ongoing protests may yet lead to a backlash from the government’s supporters and a new ‘Turkish winter’
As street protests in Turkey continue, and the government’s response has begun to harden, many are now talking about a coming ‘Turkish spring’. Burak Kadercan warns against such an analysis of these events, arguing that the protestors have no collective vision of … Continue reading
Posted by: June 13, 2013
Jun 10 2013
Britain’s membership of the European Union continues to be the object of public debate in the UK. Oliver Daddow assesses the history of British opposition to European integration, arguing that current debates are still themed around the legacy of the … Continue reading
Posted by: June 10, 2013
Jun 5 2013
France’s Front National and Front de Gauche are both labelled as populist. But they are far from two sides of the same coin.
In recent years, France has seen a rise of parties that have been branded as ‘populist’ by media and academics. But what is populism, and is it necessarily a bad thing? Philippe Marlière argues that, in France, the concept of … Continue reading
Posted by: June 5, 2013