Category Archives: Europe

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

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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Nov 25 2019

It’s Not the Left: Ideology and Protest Participation

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By Filip Kostelka & Jan Rovny Who participates in protests? Much literature assumes that economic left-leaning individuals are expected to protest more than right-leaning ones. However, Filip Kostelka and Jan Rovny question this assumption and suggests that there is no … Continue reading

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Nov 21 2019

Do political divides translate into social divides? Winners and losers of globalisation

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By Marc Helbling and Sebastian Jungkunz Over the years globalisation has led to major socio-political change that led to the emergence of a new cleavage between those who profit from it and those who suffer from the negative consequences thereof. Marc Helbling and Sebastian … Continue reading

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Nov 8 2019

The roots of right-wing populism in Central and Eastern Europe: at the nexus of neoliberalism and the global culture wars

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By Elżbieta Korolczuk In their recent article in The Guardian, based on the forthcoming book The Light that Failed: The Reckoning Ivan Krastev and Steven Holmes claim that the current illiberal backlash in countries such as Poland and Hungary is best … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2019

Whose freedom, and from what?: The child as cipher for a (transnational) politics of ‘traditional values’

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By Maria Brock Awareness of increasing (and increasingly politicised) sentiment against so-called ‘gender ideology’ is spreading, and no longer merely confined to academic and activist circles. Indeed, while her work is considered notoriously inaccessible to those outside academe, Judith Butler, … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2019

The European elections generated real momentum for renewable energy – it’s time for MEPs to rise to the occasion

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By Anar Ahmadov The EU has set a target of generating at least 20% of its total energy needs through renewables by 2020. Given the success of Green parties in May’s European Parliament elections, there is now real momentum in … Continue reading

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Jun 27 2019

The European Periphery and the Eurozone Crisis

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By Neil Dooley Nearly ten years on from the first Greek bailout, the countries of the eurozone periphery have exhibited markedly divergent recoveries. A popular narrative attributes the contrasting recoveries of Greece and Ireland to their divergent enthusiasm for following … Continue reading

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Apr 5 2019

Back to the roots: Why the UK should have a second referendum

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By Kilian Wirthwein and Fabian Ferrari Fifteen years after the failure to adopt the European Constitution of 2004, the European political landscape has changed dramatically. Although this represented a major setback on the path of European integration, it would have been hard to find someone so … Continue reading

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Mar 20 2019

Europe in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Digital skills for education and society beyond crisis

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By Charalambos Tsekeris and Theodora Papaefthimiou  This short article maintains that, in times of structural and persistent crisis, Europe needs to tackle the multiple challenges and existential fears by cultivating a strong and dynamical digital skills ecosystem, based on collective values and … Continue reading

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