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December 15, 2020

The Constitutional Court struck down the Austrian government’s discriminatory welfare policies against migrants and refugees. But that won't prevent social exclusion

Irene Landini The Austrian government's openly discriminatory policies against migrants have been invalidated by the Constitutional Court and challenged by the European Commission. But, argues Irene Landini, that has not ended ‘welfare chauvinism’ and social exclusion, either in Austria or elsewhere in Europe Read more
December 10, 2020

Is Brexit bringing us closer to a United Ireland?

Jon Tonge It’s popular to speak of Brexit bringing a United Ireland nearer, but the mixed nature of polling evidence, the divisions between nationalists and unionists and the limited mechanisms that can actually produce a referendum suggest that Irish unity may remain distant, writes Jonathan Tonge Read more
December 9, 2020

Russia cannot save the world with its Sputnik-V vaccine. So why is it pretending it can?

Domenico Valenza The scientific credibility of Russia’s Sputnik-V vaccine has been seriously challenged. So why is Russia risking mass vaccination? Domenico Valenza argues that an international, biopolitical power-play presents Russia as the actor that can bring order to a disordered world Read more
December 8, 2020

China just co-created the world’s biggest trade block. So is China’s New World Order already here?

Matthew Stephen The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is only the latest of many new multilateral institutions created by China. An alternative to the American-led liberal international order looks increasingly viable, suggests Matthew Stephen Read more
December 3, 2020

Are we witnessing the end of ethnic parties in Lithuania?

Kiryl Kascian In Lithuania's recent parliamentary election, the party claiming to represent the interests of Polish and other minorities failed to reach the electoral threshold. As Kiryl Kascian writes, this could bring an end to the representation of minorities in Lithuanian politics Read more
December 2, 2020

Is friendship the most important solution to the Covid-19 pandemic?

Ruairidh Brown The pandemic has revealed the importance of civic solidarity and public trust, writes Ruairidh Brown. But they function best in a context of ‘friendship', a concept which needs to be recognised as central to political thinking in a post-Covid world Read more
December 1, 2020

Once regarded as ‘remittance warriors’ and saviours of Bangladesh, overseas migrants are now lambasted as coronavirus super-spreaders who have left a nation in crisis

Ranjan Saha Partha In Bangladesh, attitudes towards overseas migration have changed from ‘hero to zero’ during the spread of Covid-19. Ranjan Saha Partha and Nurul Huda Sakib explain why Read more
November 30, 2020

How storytelling video projects can engage social science students

Gibrán Cruz-Martínez Getting social science students to create short video stories on compelling academic topics is an effective way to involve them the pedagogic process, write Gibrán Cruz-Martínez and Aleksandra Lazareva Read more

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