Articles by Martino Comelli

05 2022

🌊 Christian democracy is to blame for Europe’s democratic backsliding

Martino Comelli
Christian democracy is the political culture that has been the driving force behind European integration. Yet, according to Martino Comelli, it has also facilitated the democratic backsliding of some countries of central and east Europe by providing an illiberal political toolbox of narratives and policies
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02 2021

Why northern Europe is so indebted

Martino Comelli
You might think the US would be world champion of household debt, yet the highest private indebtment has always been in the Nordic countries, where inclusive welfare makes debt into an investment. But debt takes on different forms, writes Martino Comelli, and gerontocratic welfare and consumer credit is a burden for those in other nations
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Martino Comelli
PhD Candidate in Political Science, Central European University

Martino's academic interests include household debt, social policy and economic sociology.

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