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

Various referendums to ratify European policies or institutions have been held over the last 15 years across the European Union. Their questions have differed and their answers have at times sharply divided national public opinion. The extent to which their results have been respected raises important questions regarding the legitimacy of European and national democratic practices.

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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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30.12.2017
Technology is No Guarantee of Equality

Algorithms – hard to understand but hugely influential in our political and social lives. How do they exert such power, and what are the stakes?

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19.12.2017
Bypassing Environmental Guarantees for Good: Constitutional Reform in Greece

Could reforms on the horizon in Greece mean the end of environmental protection?

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18.12.2017
Beyond Majority Rule: Electoral Systems for Inclusive Politics

Rethinking how we ask voters what they want could ensure representative government for all and help us create a collaborative political culture.

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12.07.2017
The Robot and Donald Trump: Technology and the Rise of Populism in the West

What can be done to reconcile technological progress and civic democracy?

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