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December 29, 2023

🔮 How populism and nativism matter for minorities

Dragana Svraka Dragana Svraka investigates the link between populism and nativism in politics today. She focuses on the societal divisions at the centre of these concepts, and the threat to minorities who populists cast as 'outsiders' Read more
December 21, 2023

Why the EU needs to become more ‘positively anxious’

Franziskus von Lucke Scholars and the media often portray the ongoing polycrisis as undermining the EU’s self-understanding. This has led observers to describe the EU as an ‘anxious community’. But Franziskus von Lucke and Thomas Diez find that, on the contrary, EU actors remain surprisingly confident. While this may look like a positive finding, the authors argue that the EU needs more, not less, anxiety to deal successfully with current and future challenges Read more
December 21, 2023

Is the EU breaching its own human rights policies in dealing with Ukrainian refugees?

Niruka Sanjeewani In March 2001, the EU agreed a directive providing temporary protection for non-EU nationals fleeing conflict. In 2022, it revived the directive to allow displaced communities in Ukraine to settle in the EU. Niruka Sanjeewani argues this undermines the EU’s human rights policies, and weakens its efforts to create more legitimate asylum mechanisms Read more
December 20, 2023

Are conferences for kids? Reconciling childcare, careers, and conferences 

Ruth Gazsó Candlish Responding to the increasing presence of parents in academia, Ruth Gazsó Candlish and Katie B. Garner discuss the need for family-friendly conferences. Here, they share their experiences of conferencing with children, and offer suggestions for change Read more
December 20, 2023

♟️Authoritarianism and religion come around again

Nathan Brown Conceptions of authoritarianism have broadened to include all nondemocratic rule. Unnoticeably in that process, the role of religion and religious institutions has declined. Political and religious authority interact and overlap. Nathan Brown argues that rediscovering how they do so will help us refine our understanding of autocracy Read more
December 19, 2023

🔮 The anxious voter: linking fears to right-wing populist voting

Anne Metten Globalisation, and its many uncertainties, shape our modern world. One might assume, therefore, that people worried about global issues vote for anti-globalisation parties. Anne Metten and Michael Bayerlein reveal a surprising twist: it's not those who have strong views on globalisation who support anti-globalisation right-wing populist parties Read more
December 19, 2023

It’s time for the EU to step up efforts to revamp the liberal international order

Helene Sjursen The EU stands at a critical juncture, requiring a consorted commitment to revitalising and reforming a liberal international order, write Helene Sjursen, Viacheslav Morozov, Michela Ceccorulli, Enrico Fassi, Sonia Lucarelli, Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Thomas Diez, Franziskus von Lucke, Pol Bargués, Jonathan Joseph, Ana Juncos Read more
December 18, 2023

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: a litmus test for global nuclear governance

Mahmoud Javadi Countries of the Global South are the primary advocates of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). Mahmoud Javadi argues that the TPNW can help gauge the authenticity, sincerity, and seriousness of major Western and Eastern powers in their geopolitical engagement with these countries Read more

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