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Dutch Elections: A Victory Over the Nexiters?
The Netherlands' general elections on March 15th were regarded as a cause for celebration by some, but a predictable outcome by others, while assessments of the results' significance varied drastically between domestic and international commentators. Did Wilders suffer a surprising defeat, and were the anti-European forces roundly rejected as claimed? Simon Otjes analyses the results, how the Left fared, the success of the Dutch Greens, and what form of coalition may emerge.
EN
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Republic at Stake
Republic at Stake
With many of the traditional larger parties in disarray, will this and a fatigue with the status quo play to the advantages of so-called outsiders such as Le Pen and Macron?
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Privatised Risks, Omnipresent Dangers
Privatised Risks, Omnipresent Dangers
As security risks dominate the 'West', the main beneficiaries are private companies who promise to protect us from "known knowns, known unknowns & unknown unknowns".
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Neoliberalism Has Eviscerated the Fabric of Social Life
Neoliberalism Has Eviscerated the Fabric of Social Life
Are we witnessing a crisis of liberal democracy? Wendy Brown is interviewed on the insecurities of neoliberalism and globalisation.
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The Dutch General Elections: The Calm Before the Storm?
The Dutch General Elections: The Calm Before the Storm?
Do the Dutch elections represent a return to political ‘normalcy’ or is it a façade, and is it about to crumble or it is masking deeper changes?
ENPL
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Flawed but Worth it: the Finnish Basic Income Experiment
Flawed but Worth it: the Finnish Basic Income Experiment
Finland has just launched a basic income experiment. How is it different to other models. A critical yet hopeful look at its design & purpose.
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“Our World Can be Different if We Are Not Indifferent”
“Our World Can be Different if We Are Not Indifferent”
Inspiration from beyond Europe, from Rajagopal, renowned Indian activist who is planning a protest walk from Delhi to Geneva.
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CENTER-LEFT, RIGHT? RIGHT!
CENTER-LEFT, RIGHT? RIGHT!
Slovenia was changed by the first waves of refugees passing through in 2015. Its centre-left government has followed, rather than led, public opinion.
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The Green Observatory provides a round-up of perspectives on a current political issue from the Green European Journal’s partners around Europe. Our latest Green Observatory is on tax avoidance in the wake of the Panama Papers and Luxleaks. Find all our Green Observatories below.
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Latest Thematic Edition

Finding Common Ground

Latest Thematic Edition

Gej volume 14 | Finding Common Ground

An investigation into the commons reveals the wide-ranging spectrum of definitions and applications of this concept that exist across Europe. Yet from the numerous local initiatives, social movements and governance models associated with this term – is it possible to identify the outline of a commons-based approach that could form the basis of a broad cross-societal response to the failures of the current system?