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"Why Are The UK And US More Vulnerable To Right Wing Populism?" by Simon Wren-Lewis

A week or so ago, anticipating Macron’s victory and following defeats of the far right in Holland and Austria, I asked on Twitter why the US and UK seem t...   [ continue reading...]

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"Has Populism Peaked?" by Philippe Legrain

After last year, when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union and the United States elected Donald Trump as president, xenophobic nationalism was b...   [ continue reading...]

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"Progress Revisited" by Carlo Bordoni

Nowadays, in times of the decline of modernity, progress no longer enjoys a good reputation. It has fallen short of expectations, is accused of producing disast...   [ continue reading...]

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"The Immigration Policy Turn: The Danish Social Democratic Case" by Peter Nedergaard

The Danish Social Democratic Party (SD) has recently changed course on immigration policy in a more restrictive direction. This change of policy is marked and s...   [ continue reading...]

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"Can Macron Succeed Where Obama Failed?" by Renaud Thillaye

For the first time in years, France is being looked at with interest and admiration. The country is having its ‘Obama moment’: the feeling that no a...   [ continue reading...]

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"Building A Europe For The People" by Philippe van Parijs

‘For the people, not just for the elites!’: this is the rallying cry of all brands of populism. The triumph of populism is a calamity, but the threa...   [ continue reading...]

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"Populism, Austerity And Democratic Deficit" by Andrew Watt and László Andor

Critiques of the European Union target a political problem – the so-called democratic deficit – and an economic (and social) one: austerity, sometim...   [ continue reading...]

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"Macron And The Nordic Model" by Bo Rothstein

Emmanuel Macron’s political success has surprised many political commentators. The fact that in a large country like France with long-standing political t...   [ continue reading...]

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"The Varieties Of Populist Experience" by Robert Skidelsky

Emmanuel Macron’s decisive defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential runoff was a major victory for liberal Europe. But it was a battle, not a wa...   [ continue reading...]

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"Nations Are Political Constructs" by Colin Crouch

In your book Post-Democracy you laid out your beliefs why the political order of Western countries is in decay. A few years later, with the rise of Mr Trump in...   [ continue reading...]

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"What Is Needed Is A Progressive Vision Of National Sovereignty" by Thomas Fazi

The last year has seen the Right and extreme Right capitalise on the dissatisfaction and despair fostered by neoliberalism – and usher in a ‘post-ne...   [ continue reading...]

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"Eurobonds: An Open Letter To Martin Schulz" by Stuart Holland

Martin, You may recollect that we met with Elisa Ferreira and Jacek Saryusz-Wolski in Strasbourg in 2012 when Elisa, he and I made the case that I had already m...   [ continue reading...]

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"Can Macron Move Europe Forward?" by Guillaume Duval

Can Emmanuel Macron succeed in reforming the European Union and the Eurozone? The European question was already central to the French Presidential campaign itse...   [ continue reading...]

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"Open Vs Closed: An Old Divide, The French Election, And The Ongoing War Of Ideas" by Michalis Pattakos

Not far from where the Acropolis stands today, during a mild Mediterranean winter around 431 BC, Pericles gave a funeral oration to honor Athenians killed in th...   [ continue reading...]

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"Europe-Wide Inequality" by Michael Dauderstädt

Inequality within member states has become a much debated and researched issue over the last decade (see OECD here and here). Reducing the inequality between me...   [ continue reading...]

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"Time For The Biggest Fair Tax Reform In European History" by Paul Tang

In the dying seconds of his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump published his ‘biggest tax cut in American history’. The spectacular cu...   [ continue reading...]

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"European Pillar Of Social Rights Mirrors EU Good Intentions And Contradictions" by Amandine Crespy

On 26 April the European Commission presented its long-awaited proposal for establishing a European Pillar of Social Rights designed to achieve ‘upward co...   [ continue reading...]

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"Is Germany Unbalanced Or Unhinged?" by Barry Eichengreen

For US President Donald Trump, the measure of a country’s economic strength is its current-account balance – its exports of goods and services minus...   [ continue reading...]

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"Five Reasons Why Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut Is Appallingly Dumb" by Robert Reich

Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, in order to “make the United States more competitive.” This is truly dumb,...   [ continue reading...]

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"The Robots Are Coming, Mr Mnuchin" by Lawrence H. Summers

As I learned (sometimes painfully) during my time at the Treasury Department, words spoken by Treasury secretaries can over time have enormous consequences, and...   [ continue reading...]

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