To mark the end of 2017 we’ve compiled a list of our most read articles from the last year, measured by page views.
[separator top=”40″ style=”none”] [title size=”2″]1. Serbian presidential elections: The diaspora vote[/title]
Serbia held a presidential election on 2 April, with Aleksandar Vučić winning the contest in the first round of voting. Prior to the election, EUROPP carried out a survey of diaspora voters. The results indicated that many among the diaspora were opposed to Vučić and that there was disappointment at barriers to members of the diaspora participating in the election.
[separator top=”40″ style=”none”] [title size=”2″]2. En Marche? Who is Emmanuel Macron and why he stands a chance to win the French presidency[/title]
Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election in April/May, but back in January, Macron was still something of an unknown quantity as he had only launched his campaign two months earlier in November. Marta Lorimer provided an overview of Macron, his movement, and what he stood for.
[separator top=”40″ style=”none”] [title size=”2″]3. Transhumanism and the future of capitalism: The next meaning of life[/title]
Although there is no single definition of ‘transhumanism’, the term broadly relates to the idea that the human species should radically transform itself as it has the physical environment through the use of advanced technology. Steve Fuller wrote on the link between transhumanism and capitalism, and elaborated on what it would mean to be a person in such a world.
[separator top=”40″ style=”none”] [title size=”2″]4. An atlas with a positive message for a European people united in diversity[/title]
Dimitris Ballas, Danny Dorling and Benjamin Hennig presented a series of maps drawn from their new ‘Human Atlas of Europe’ that illustrate how life expectancy, wealth, and other key variables differ throughout the continent. Their maps highlight that the real divides across Europe lie within states rather than between them, but also suggest a positive message: that Europe remains a continent united in diversity.
[separator top=”40″ style=”none”] [title size=”2″]5. No longer welcome: the EU academics in Britain told to ‘make arrangements to leave’[/title]
Back in January, there was concern that some of the the 31,000 EU academics currently working in UK universities were being told to make arrangements to leave the UK following Brexit. Colin Talbot argued that many were alarmed and some had already decided to leave – putting the expertise of Britain’s universities in serious jeopardy.
Note: Interviews give the views of the interviewees, and not the position of EUROPP – European Politics and Policy, nor of the London School of Economics. Featured image credit: Colin Knowles (CC BY-SA 2.0)