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The winter of change: a breaking or breakthrough moment for the EU?

November 15, 2022

Why Meloni’s victory in the Italian election was no surprise

November 8, 2022

Italy’s changing international outlook under Meloni

November 3, 2022

Complex laws are the price of inclusive democracy

October 27, 2022

Can the Turkish opposition pact to defeat Erdoğan succeed?

October 19, 2022
October 17, 2022

Can Azerbaijan become a reliable gas supplier for Europe?

Gubad Ibadoghlu Russia's war in Ukraine poses a threat to Europe’s energy security, prompting the EU to search for new gas suppliers. One of these is Azerbaijan. Gubad Ibadoglu explores the capacity of the country’s gas transport and production and assesses the potential for Azerbaijan to become a reliable gas supplier for Europe Read more
October 17, 2022

🌊 Sweden Democrats: another win for right-wing populism and illiberalism in Europe?

Orlaith Rice Frustration with integration policy and fear of crime, two issues which Swedish political rhetoric and public opinion increasingly conflates, fuels the Sweden Democrats’ onward journey into mainstream politics. Orlaith Rice considers where SD sits under labels of populism and illiberalism Read more
October 10, 2022

A novel dataset of global political finance regimes

William Horncastle Most nations employ some form of regulation on political finance. William Horncastle explores the different approaches that are taken and presents his recently published open access dataset on political finance systems: the Regulation of Political Finance Indicator Read more
October 6, 2022

Military conscription is no antidote to the political apathy of new generations

Marco Giani Studying long-run patterns of public opinion in Europe shows that reintroducing compulsory national service would not counter the worrisome trend of declining trust in institutions among young generations. In fact, warns Marco Giani, the effect could be quite the opposite Read more
October 6, 2022

Rules of thumb can lead to politicians misjudging voters' reactions

Chris Butler Decision-makers need to be able to judge how voters will react to a policy. It is important for their continued electoral success, and for the success of the policy. Yet, write Chris Butler and Barbara Vis, systematic biases often lead policymakers to misjudge voters’ reactions to their policy decisions Read more

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