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26.07.2018
Dark globalisation: the politics of spectacle

Putin’s Russia is governed by means of political theatre designed to deflect and distract. From ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ foreign policy to anxious masculinity, this politics has spread from Russia to Europe and the United States, corroding democracy on the way.

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10.07.2018
A New, Equal EU: The Future of Europe Seen From the ‘Peripheries’

What does the future of the EU look like from Southern and Eastern Europe?

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29.06.2018
After Europe – Thinking About Europe with the Help of Ivan Krastev

Reflections on Europe joining the dots of migration, populism, and democracy in the light of Ivan Krastev’s latest book.

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26.06.2018
Liberal Democracy’s War with Itself

With authoritarian populism on the rise, liberal democracy in Europe is facing an existential crisis. In this interview, Yascha Mounk, author of The People vs. Democracy, hashes out the conundrum facing democracies old and new.

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23.06.2018
Referendums in Europe: Tool for Civic Engagement or Carnivalesque Prop?

Referendums are often considered the superior form of democratic expression, but how legitimate are they really?

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17.04.2018
Media in Chains: Lights, Camera, Capture

With the autonomy of the media facing new threats, censorship is a thing of the past.

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09.02.2018
Fake news in Visegrad: overused and underestimated

Voters in the Visegrad countries rely on increasingly blurred lines between truth and falsehoods while making their choice at polling stations.

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06.02.2018
No legitimacy without public support: human rights in Europe

With civil society organisations increasingly questioned by those in power, NGOs need political representation and popular support.

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02.02.2018
Turned upside down: Fake news and the future of the media

Fake news is thriving in the new media environment – presenting a threat to our democratic societies which we underestimate at our peril.

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