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Political legacies and their ‘side-effects’ for political parties

June 5, 2024

Let young people into politics: they won’t disappoint

June 3, 2024

LGBTQ vote can keep far-right forces at bay in the forthcoming EP election

May 21, 2024

Portugal’s political crisis and the rise of radical-right Chega

April 3, 2024

Landslide victory for Geert Wilders – but can he form a government?

December 1, 2023
November 14, 2023

Is Germany going authoritarian-left?

Flora Baumgartner Left-wing German politician Sahra Wagenknecht is launching a new party, Bündnis Sahra Wagenknecht – für Vernunft und Gerechtigkeit (– for Reason and Justice). With its likely ‘left-authoritarian’ agenda, BSW looks poised to shake up the German system. Flora Baumgartner analyses the party's profile, support base and prospects, placing it in the context of broader European developments Read more
October 17, 2023

Britain’s post-Brexit illusion of sovereignty and the lessons it can learn from Norway

Johanne Døhlie Saltnes Britain exited the European Union because it wanted to reclaim its sovereignty. Learning from Norway’s EU experience, Britain must be cognisant of the limits on its autonomy, even as a non-member, write Johanne D. Saltnes, Merethe D. Leiren, Arild A. Farsund, Jarle Trondal, John Erik Fossum and Chris Lord Read more
October 10, 2023

🔮 The deep divisions in left-wing populism in Germany

Jan Philipp Thomeczek The Left (Die Linke) in Germany is one of the most established left-wing populist parties in Europe. But it may soon experience a split, Jan Philipp Thomeczek argues, as Sahra Wagenknecht may form her own party. He places this within the German historical context, and within that of populist movements more broadly Read more
October 5, 2023

Why ‘levelling up’ in the UK has so far failed – and what a Labour government might do about it

Jack Newman Jack Newman, Simon Collinson, Nigel Driffield, Nigel Gilbert and Charlotte Hoole argue that the real solutions to the failings of the Conservative government’s levelling-up agenda in the UK lie in governance and not just investment. This is a lesson the Labour Party, as likely winner of the next election, should learn Read more
September 29, 2023

Brexit and the 'Merkel myth'

Karl Pike When it came to Brexit, many British political actors placed far too much weight on Germany and its former Chancellor. Karl Pike and Tim Bale explore what they call the ‘Merkel myth’ and how it affected the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union Read more

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