The latter decades of the 20th century saw the rise of the so called ‘knowledge economy’ in Europe, with service sectors such as finance and telecommunications coming to dominate national economies. But these changes also occurred alongside a growth in income inequality across advanced democracies. As David Hope and Angelo Martelli highlight, many observers have assumed that the transition […]
Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, has announced he will resign following defeat in the country’s constitutional referendum. We asked a number of EUROPP contributors for their immediate thoughts on the result, Renzi’s resignation, and where Italy is heading next.
Alberto Alemanno: “The vote has killed the dream of once in a generation change”
James Newell: “The result was not simply another […]
The tragic disappearance and murder of Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni in Cairo has come as a profound shock for his home country, Italy, and for the academic community in the United Kingdom and beyond. Fellow countryman and doctoral researcher Angelo Martelli offers his personal reflections. We publish this text in English and in Italian translation.
At 17 you win a […]
Traditional centre-left parties have experienced difficult electoral results and low polling ratings in a number of European countries in recent years, including the Labour Party in the UK, the SPD in Germany, the PS in France and the PSOE in Spain. Yet one significant exception has been the success of Matteo Renzi and his Democratic Party in Italy, who […]