Category Archives: Europe

Sep 28 2021

What does the fragmentation of the Bundestag mean for Germany?

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By Kilian Wirthwein Vega The increasing fragmentation of seats in the Bundestag may paradoxically lead to greater consensus on the green and digital transformation.  Across Europe, the number of parties present in legislative chambers has increased, increasing the need to … 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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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

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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