20.10.2021
The End of the Babiš Era? The Czech Republic Between Past and Future

Adéla Jurečková examines the results of the parliamentary elections and the ongoing political crisis in the Czech Republic.

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06.10.2021
What Youth-Led Movements Teach Us About Democracy

Jasmine Lorenzini explains how young people are getting involved in politics and challenging the norms of participation today.

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28.09.2021
More Than Numbers: Building a Feminist Democracy

Karen Celis and Sarah Childs argue that if we are to make our democracies more equal and more representative, we need a multifaceted approach.

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03.08.2021
From the Green Wave to Eco-hegemony

On questions such as climate, Greens have won the battle of ideas, but the battle for power is still being fought. Is it time for a new strategy?

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26.05.2021
Referendums in the UK: Caveat Emptor

The UK’s mixed experience with referendums reflects the variety of situations in which they are applied – with far-reaching consequences.

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26.05.2021
Malta: Referendums under a Postcolonial Shadow

The national debates that accompany referendums in Malta are strongly shaped by the country’s enduring bipartisan political landscape.

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26.05.2021
Switzerland: Referendums in an Incomparable Young Democracy

Switzerland is often hailed as a model of direct democracy. But these processes may prove difficult to replicate elsewhere for many reasons.

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26.05.2021
Referendums in Romania: A Route to Political Capital

Referendums in Romania have been instrumentalised by various political actors as strategies to increase legitimacy and popularity.

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26.05.2021
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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26.05.2021
Referendums in Ireland: Taking Care of the Constitution

Ireland’s model of amending the constitution through a national debate among the people provides an important route to progress

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