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VOLUME 18 | 2049: Open Future

Latest Thematic Edition

VOLUME 18 | 2049: Open Future

The politics of tomorrow start with the politics of today. Beyond any one theme, this collection of essays, stories, and interviews, complemented by infographics, looks forward to imagine the Europe(s) to be in 2049.

Green Space in the History of Political Ideas
Liberalism, conservatism and socialism have long been seen as the dominant political paradigms of modernity. But these centuries-old frameworks are no longer unchallenged. Environmentalism, in the broad sense, draws from all three and yet offers a distinct, universal political outlook that responds to fundamental problems of (post-)industrial society.
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“Democracy is like a sand castle”
“Democracy is like a sand castle”
UCL assistant professor Brian Klaas discusses the West's role in global democratic decline and what should be done to reverse this trend.
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Time to Rebel: Civil Disobedience for the Planet
Time to Rebel: Civil Disobedience for the Planet
We spoke to Extinction Rebellion activist Jayne Forbes on the international climate group's disruptive tactics in London and their demands for climate action.
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Belgium and its Green Parties at the Crossroads
Belgium and its Green Parties at the Crossroads
A month on from the national, regional and EU elections in Belgium and the dust is still settling. How did the Greens fare and what possibilities lie ahead?
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Everybody's Survival: the Growing Hunger for Climate Justice
Everybody’s Survival: the Growing Hunger for Climate Justice
A French petition to have the state's duty and failure to act on climate recognised is part of a global movement which is picking up speed.
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Why the Extinction Rebellion Movement is Morally Justified
Why the Extinction Rebellion Movement is Morally Justified
Drawing on political theory and environmental philosophy, Jeff Justice makes the case for legitimate rebellion in the face of government inaction on climate.
EN
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A Politics Beyond Fear
A Politics Beyond Fear
Sociologist Karolina Wigura calls for a move from the pervasive politics of fear which has seen the rise of the far-right to a politics with a positive vision based on hope.
EN
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Less Fear, More Participation
Less Fear, More Participation
How one area of Brussels is opening up city government with participatory democracy and driving forward the green transition.
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