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Dick Pels

Dick Pels is a sociologist and freelance political writer, and former director of the research foundation of the Dutch Green Party.

Articles

06.07.2016
Política, emociones y europatriotismo

Una discusión con el futuro eurodiputado, Florent Marcellesi, del Partido Verde español, Equo y sociólogo y escritor político independiente Dick Pels.

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06.07.2016
Politics, Emotions and ‘Europatriotism’

An interview with sociologist and freelance political writer Dick Pels and future Member of European Parliament Florent Marcellesi from the Spanish Green party Equo, in which they examine the issues at stake when trying to rethink the emotional case for Europe.

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15.10.2014
What’s wrong with Green populism?

With hard-right parties on the rise across Europe, Greens can learn from this recent surge in ‘populism’ by developing a positive and inclusive conception of the term. A Grand Narrative about a ‘Europe of hearts’ can speak to people directly and produce a different kind of patriotism to that of the nationalists: Europatriotism.

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07.11.2012
Un climat d’incertitude

L’écologie politique semble faire face à un curieux paradoxe. D’une part elle est de manière générale perçue avec sympathie.

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07.11.2012
A Climate of Uncertainty

The Green movement needs to move away from alarmist arguments and moralising and towards a more inclusive way of discussing climate change, which leaves room political dispute as to the solutions needed.

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17.10.2012
Groenlinks Must Be Greener and Lefter

The world view of GroenLinks is founded on three deeply-held convictions: Green, leftist and progressive. These ideals are still alive but each of them in turn points to the need for a sharper critique of capitalism and the neoliberal culture.

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