Author Archives: Max Hänska

Sep 13 2013

Disabused of Great Expectations? (Don’t) Hold your breath for Germany’s election

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By Max Hänska Those who were lucky enough to enjoy a vacation from the euro crisis this summer might partially owe this pleasure to the prevalent notion that all will be different after Germany’s election. “Then,” some might have exclaimed, “we … Continue reading

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May 1 2013

Managing a European Recovery: The Case for Public Spending for an Energy Transition

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By Afzal Siddiqui and Max Hänska* The public debate about a European economic recovery has atrophied in a stimulus vs. austerity, north vs. south blame game. Far too little attention is devoted to the question into which kind of investments … Continue reading

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Apr 15 2013

Do Europeans share a common image of Europe?

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By Max Hänska What is Europe? What is this Crisis about? Through history there have been multiple images of Europe, nourished by different histories, experiences and political imperatives. The current crisis reveals some of the fault lines between these images. … Continue reading

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Mar 22 2013

The Politics of Blame

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By Max Hänska When things go wrong someone is blamed. Throughout the current crisis there have been several convenient scapegoats: the EU itself, southern European countries and Germany, among others. Passing the buck is an all too familiar rhetorical strategy, … Continue reading

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Feb 27 2013

Reactions to the Italian Election across Europe

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The Italian election on the weekend 24-25 February was hugely anticipated and the results, though perhaps not surprising, have not brought the decisive clarity that many had hoped for. Briefly we summarise a few observations from the way the election … Continue reading

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Feb 25 2013

One Continent, 27 Different Media: The German president appeals for a European Public Sphere

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By Max Hänska On 23 February Joachim Gauck, the German President, delivered a much anticipated speech on Europe in which he appealed for a more European media and a European Public Sphere. It is worth quoting him verbatim: “It seems to me that one of … Continue reading

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Feb 20 2013

Newsroom Disputes – Covering the Euro Crisis is delicate and sometimes hotly disputed

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By Max Hänska Differences in reporting (and understanding) the Euro crisis don’t only exist between countries of the Euro zone. Within newsrooms themselves the appropriate way to cover and report the crisis is also disputed. A recent example from Germany … Continue reading

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Feb 20 2013

Welcome

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Welcome to our blog where we will share results of our research and stories that we find interesting related to the reporting of the crisis in different countries of the Euro zone. We welcome any suggestions or interesting stories, so … Continue reading

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