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Jun 29 2021

Vox, Covid-19, and populist discourses in Spain

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By José Javier Olivas Osuna and José Rama The radical right party Vox has been a harsh critic of the Spanish government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Based on the qualitative and quantitative content analysis of parliamentary speeches, during the … Continue reading

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Jun 15 2021

The EU has lost its touristic touch: Countries like Cyprus, Spain and Malta are trying to regain it

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By Kristi Allaj The European Union has been one of the most classic tourist destinations in the world. The freedom of travel for its natives and tourists visiting one continent with various cultures has allowed the EU to take advantage … Continue reading

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Jun 15 2021

The Weaponization of Laïcité Against Muslims: Pushing More Towards Extremism

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By Tanzila Jamal In the last decade, France has seen particularly devastating terrorist attacks with incidents such as the Nice truck attack in 2016 sustaining a death count of nearly 84 people, the series of stabbings at the Notre Dame … Continue reading

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Jun 26 2020

Ideology and Polarization in times of Coronavirus

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By Javier Padilla and Belén Hípola The coronavirus crisis has reinforced some of the tendencies that were already taking place for some time. In the United States, before the demonstrations initiated by George Floyd’s death began, Donald Trump alternated between … Continue reading

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Apr 27 2020

The vaccine Portugal discovered which Italy doesn’t know about

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By Alessio Colonnelli The importance of April 25 in Italy and Portugal can hardly be overstated. Both celebrate being freed from a violent dictatorial regime. A day to get the flag out and put it on your balcony on full display. Lots … Continue reading

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Apr 26 2020

The European Ecological Transition in the ‘Post-Covid’ Era

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By Andrea Pérez Ruiz and Kilian Wirthwein Vega Only a few months ago, the Ifema congress centre in Madrid, now a field hospital, hosted the COP 25 climate summit, whose task was to close the rule book of the Paris … Continue reading

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Dec 21 2019

Greta does not need to be saved, she needs to be listened

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By Victoria Abi Saab and Miguel Angel Zhan Dai Through a comparaison with Malala Yusafzai, the authors aim to undertsand the campaign of demonisation and decredibilisation specifically targeted at another young activist, Greta Thunberg. First, the nature of their messages is … Continue reading

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Dec 11 2019

Debate: Social Fragmentation in Catalonia: a civil conflict?

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This event explored the endogenous historical factors and contemporary dynamics that have led to unprecedented political polarisation and social fragmentation within Catalonia around the issues of secession, ethnic identity and language. The event took place on Faw 2.04, Fawcett House, … Continue reading

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Dec 11 2019

Turkish populism as a “Theory-reconstructing” case study

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By Yaprak Gürsoy Although there is consensus that the AKP is a populist party it does not directly resemble European or Latin American cases of populism. By exploring the case of Turkey and its difference with Europe and Latin American populism, … Continue reading

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Dec 11 2019

Why the European Stability Mechanism reform should be postponed

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By Shahin Vallée, Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Paul De Grauwe and Sebastian Dullien.  Eurozone finance ministers reached a preliminary agreement on a reform of the European Stability Mechanism in June, but failed to conclude it last week. The reform is now set to be discussed during the … Continue reading

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