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Searching for the structural roots of the storming of the Capitol: economic inequality and the role of the ultra-rich

May 5, 2021

Are legal gender quotas an antidote to the deficit in women’s political representation?

March 30, 2021

The Liberal Party once again emerges as the largest party in the Dutch pandemic election

March 30, 2021

The Conference on the Future of Europe lacks a clear conception of democratic authorisation

March 29, 2021

After the 2021 Dutch general election, can Volt become a genuine pan-European force?

March 26, 2021
March 23, 2021

The European Commission is no longer technocratic – it takes public opinion seriously

Christel Koop Often labelled technocratic and expertise-driven, the Commission’s ‘unelected bureaucrats’ in fact take public opinion seriously. When facing crises, the Commission uses agenda-priorities to respond to citizens’ cues, write Christel Koop, Christine Reh and Edoardo Bressanelli Read more
March 22, 2021

It’s time we rescued minority governments from their reputation for instability and ineffectiveness

Maria Thürk Minority governments are generally disdained in most parts of Europe. They're seen as a second choice to majority governments which are assumed to be more stable and effective in policy-making. Yet, argue Maria Thürk and Svenja Krauss, there is more than type of ‘minority government’. Some variants can match majority governments in both stability and effectiveness Read more
March 11, 2021

Popular wisdom says political parties aren’t responsive to public opinion. Our research found otherwise

Jonathan Polk Political parties are the mainstay of our democracy – but do they adapt to changes in public opinion? In new research, Raimondas Ibenskas and Jonathan Polk reassure us that they do Read more
March 10, 2021

To understand the relative absence of disabled people in politics we need to look beyond stereotypes

Stefanie Reher Disabled people are underrepresented in elected office, so it's unlikely that public policy will reflect the interests of the 15% of the population living with disability. Stefanie Reher argues that we need to better understand the causes, and consequences, of such low representation Read more
February 24, 2021

Trump’s acquittal reminds us that we are still very much living in the post-truth age

Ruairidh Brown In Trump’s second impeachment trial, ‘truth’ never really mattered, writes Ruairidh Brown. Regardless of the facts or evidence presented, the endurance of a post-truth climate guaranteed he would be acquitted regardless Read more

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