08.05.2019
Poland’s Futures: A View from the Countryside

Poland’s cities are emptying as those who can move out for the peace and quiet of a country life. What does a strained relationship between city and country spell for Poland’s future?

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11.12.2018
From Corsica to Scotland: Autonomy in Europe as the Progressive Alternative

In overlooked parts of Europe, nationalism or regionalism is the basis for a progressive politics looking beyond the status quo.

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10.10.2018
The New Urban Crisis: Beyond the Superstar City

Richard Florida’s critical assessment of inequality within and between cities diagnoses the problem, but fails to offer real answers.

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22.12.2017
The Missing Link: Reconnecting the EU with its Citizens Through Renewables

For Europe to successfully transition to renewables, reforms must empower energy actors on the local level.

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01.07.2016
Perfect Complements: Is Regionalism the Way Forward for Europe?

There is a kind of nationalism in Europe that is not only progressive, but has the potential to reinforce European integration.

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17.12.2014
After Scotland decides: build citizen-centred democracy throughout Britain

The debate around the referendum on Scottish independence has highlighted serious flaws in the current system of representation which many feel alienated from. Regardless of the outcome, the vote has presented an opportunity for far-reaching democratic reforms that would empower citizens.

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18.09.2014
Catalonia Wants to Decide

Catalonia is a region with its own distinct culture and language and has long been seeking greater political autonomy. With opinion polls now showing a large majority of Catalans support self-government, and with the rise of other independence movements around Europe, pressure is mounting on Spain to deliver reform.

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05.06.2014
Spain: the European Elections from a Green Perspective

The Green Party in the European Parliament is set to count more than one MEP from Spain. In addition, Spain will be the southern European country with the most representatives in the Greens/EFA parliamentary group. This is good news, but there is still a long way to go to gather electoral support on the same scale as Greens in some other European countries.

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10.09.2013
Flanders: a Region in Search of Itself

In 2010 the Flemish nationalists became the largest party in the Belgian Federal Parliament for the first time. Does the rise in electoral support for the N-VA herald the end of the state of Belgium or can the country continue to adapt?

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01.07.2013
Does Federalism Have a Future in Spain?

Federalism in Spain is singularly paradoxical. Although federalism seems, a priori, the most logical politico-juridical solution for a territorial reality as diverse as that of Spain, in fact, it has been and continues to be rejected as much by the main political parties—the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE) and the People’s Party (PP)—as by the nationalist parties.

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