25.11.2019
Economic and Social Rights Are Not Egalitarian

Human rights and neoliberalism both rose to prominence in the last decades of the 20th century, but what is the relationship between the two?

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10.10.2019
Rule of Law in Limbo

Under the incoming von der Leyen Commission, political will shall determine whether the core EU value of rule of law is protected.

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04.10.2019
Defeating Orbán’s Hybrid Regime

The Hungarian opposition has finally managed to stand united against the governing party at the October municipal election. Two analysts consider risks and opportunities for challenging Viktor Orbán’s ‘hybrid regime’ and democratising the country.

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23.08.2019
“We need public financing of democracy”

The deep cracks unveiled by the yellow jacket protests in France reflect democratic institutions that have been steadily undermined. Julia Cagé discusses what it might take to fix them.

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13.08.2019
Europe’s Broken Media Business Model

With accessible, quality information ever harder to come by, we look at the trends transforming the European media landscape today and the implications for democracy.

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25.07.2019
Resisting Surveillance

The Harvard Business School Professor Emerita discusses the large-scale rollout of surveillance capitalism and the challenges this poses to democracy.

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16.07.2019
“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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10.07.2019
Time to Rebel: Civil Disobedience for the Planet

A discussion with the Extinction Rebellion activist on the international climate group’s disruptive tactics in London and their demands for climate action.

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25.06.2019
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.

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19.06.2019
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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