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Experts at war: Ukraine’s wartime think tank diplomacy

June 20, 2024

🔮 Populist attitudes as thermometers of democratic quality

June 19, 2024

⛓️ Scholarly societies and political crises: the case for neutrality as academic freedom

June 18, 2024

What the Council of Europe’s new treaty tells us about global AI governance

June 17, 2024

Fresh evidence of how news media set the agenda on immigration

June 14, 2024
June 12, 2024

Visual international comparisons matter for how citizens view their own governments

William Allen During the first wave of Covid-19, the UK government showed a chart plotting the country's mortalities against other high-income countries. They kept on showing it, until it revealed the UK to be the worst in Europe, at which point the slide disappeared. William Allen and Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij argue that visual comparisons are an important lever through which politicians and media can change public perceptions Read more
June 11, 2024

🔮 School and hospital closures increase support for right-wing populist parties

Niels Nyholt Niels Nyholt argues that voters’ everyday experiences with political decisions can substantiate populist parties' anti-elitist arguments. When mainstream politicians accommodate changes in settlement patterns by merging schools and hospitals, some communities are left without nearby services. Here, right-wing populist parties offer an electoral outlet for residents feeling left behind Read more
June 10, 2024

Central Asia becomes a key strategic region for the EU

Nikola Mikovic Central Asia has traditionally been in Russia’s geopolitical orbit. However, argues Nikola Mikovic, the region has significant strategic importance, and a key role in facilitating trade between Europe and Asia. The European Union is therefore now seeking to strengthen economic, political, and security ties with Central Asian states Read more
June 6, 2024

Auction politics: when and why parties are likely to over-promise

Rory Costello Party competition sometimes resembles an auction, where parties seek to ‘buy’ elections through spending promises. Rory Costello argues that this is particularly likely to occur when parties are ideologically indistinct. Parties that do not expect to be in government are also more likely to over-promise Read more
June 5, 2024

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

Karl Pike A political legacy, either a politician’s or a project’s, can have significant side-effects for years to come, including for the political party that gave rise to the person or programme. In his new book, Getting Over New Labour, Karl Pike shows how the near-past affected Labour’s politicians after the New Labour period ended Read more

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