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26.04.2017
The Dutch Demise of Social Democracy: A Green Opportunity?Politics

A striking yet underreported feature of the recent Dutch elections was the downfall of the labour party. What led to this? What does it mean for Greens?

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25.04.2017
Is Social Democracy Ever Coming Back?Politics

As labour parties and their political projects appear to recede deeper into irrelevance in every election around Europe, we might wonder whether the death knell ring has rung for social democracy. But what remains to be seen is whether this trajectory will continue, whether the political landscape is in the process of shifting irreversibly - and if so how Greens can assert their place in it, and their vision for a new social democratic pact?

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19.04.2017
Will France Vote for Stability or Renewal?Politics

The presence of candidates who don't fit within the bipartisan mould and the absence of any overarching theme are two striking features of the French presidential campaigns.

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14.04.2017
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Side of CitizenshipSociety, Media and Culture

The origin and meanings of citizenship - what does it mean today in an era of mass migration and security fears?

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14.04.2017
In Citizens we Trust: How Street Protests Became the Last Democratic Resort in RomaniaJustice

Romania's huge anti-corruption protests are significant for the country and Europe.

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11.04.2017
Finland Takes a Giant Green LeapDemocracy

Finland's municipal elections on 8th April saw the Finnish Green party win an unprecedented 12.4 per cent of votes across the country and right-wing and populist parties take a beating.

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06.04.2017
Cause for Concern: Why We Shouldn’t Feel Relieved After the Dutch ElectionsDemocracy

Despite the expressions of relieved euphoria after the Dutch elections, there is little to celebrate.

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03.04.2017
Who will press the reset button first: Turkey or the EU?Democracy

The upcoming referendum in Turkey might give President Erdogan even greater power, threatening democratic rights in the country.

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01.04.2017
Floating Insecurity: Searching for an AnchorPolitics

The late Bauman was known for his searing commentaries on the modern world, including his view of security discourse and its "latent and manifest functions".

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01.04.2017
‘Sweet Dreams and Beautiful Nightmares’: Why Security is a Black and Brown IssueJustice

The term 'security' is used as though it were neutral, but in fact it is underpinned by assumptions and prejudice, with some regarded as worthy of protection while 'others' are seen as threatening.

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