Referendums in Italy: Direct Democracy under Controlled Conditions

Designed to safeguard against a return of authoritarianism, the Italian constitutional framework leaves little space for direct democracy – yet referendums are not uncommon in the country.

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Automating Bias? The Risks of the EU’s New AI Regulation

The absence of fundamental rights protection in the new European Commission regulation on AI puts communities at risk.

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Democracy is the Key to Renewing the EU’s Legitimacy

Are the charges of being undemocratic that are consistently levelled at the European Union justified?

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Civil Society Must Be at the Heart of a Renewed Transatlantic Solidarity

After four years of chauvinistic rhetoric and isolationist politics, it is time to usher in a new era of vibrant democracy and constructive multilateralism.

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How the German Right Reacts to Youth Climate Activism

What strategies does Alternative für Deutschland use to discredit school strikers, and why does climate mobilising generate such a strong reaction on the Right?

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New Momentum for Climate Politics in Croatia

Youth movements have shaken up the political landscape across Europe. But countries in eastern and southern Europe saw smaller protests in 2019. We hear why from activists in Croatia.

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We Cannot Entrust Our Dreams to the Ballot Box

This interview on eco-social struggle in Latin America highlights the importance of social movements and warns against the illusion of change from above.

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Resilience Under Shock: Time for a Paradigm Shift

Faced with the systemic shock of the coronavirus crisis, the guiding principle for recovery should be resilience.

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Framework to Evaluate Green Agendas

In a reinvigorated debate, a political reading of proposals put forward to confront the climate emergency is necessary.

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Emancipation in the Neoliberal Era: Rethinking Transition with Karl Polanyi

After 40 years of neoliberalism tearing at the social fabric, what form will the 21st-century counter-movement take?

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