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December 12, 2023

How intercultural education responds to migrant diversity in South Tyrol

Irene Landini South Tyrol, like other autonomous minority regions, is experiencing an increase in the number of migrant schoolchildren. Local authorities have adopted the Council of Europe’s intercultural education paradigm. Yet, as Irene Landini shows, its implementation varies significantly between different native groups and different Italian provinces Read more
December 12, 2023

🔮 Beyond grievances: the path to populist radical-right party membership

Sofia Ammassari Sofia Ammassari argues that grievances are important in understanding why people join populist radical-right parties, but so is political efficacy – the belief that one can influence politics. We shouldn't think of members of these parties only as angry and disaffected citizens; they can be pro-active and efficacious, too Read more
December 11, 2023

🎭 The Brazilian mental health movement: transforming democracy, one stitch at a time

Lucas N. Veloso By stitching together new alliances, we can assemble united yet internally diverse collective identities, leading the way toward democratic transformations. Lucas Veloso explores the transformative carnival protests of the Brazilian mental health movement Read more
December 11, 2023

How Russia's educational 'Olympiads' end up spreading anti-regime attitudes

Victoria Portnaya We used to believe that autocratic educational policies stifled free thought. However, as Russia's meritocratic policy supporting talented youth shows, state-created incentives can serve to spread 'dissident' ideas that differ from those presented in national exams. These ideas, writes Victoria Portnaya, may be adopted by a significant portion of schoolchildren preparing for intellectual competitions Read more
December 6, 2023

Not for the first time, Italy embarks on constitutional reform

Roberto Baccarini The Italian cabinet, led by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, has approved a proposal to revise the Constitution, chiefly through introducing the direct election of the Prime Minister. However, writes Roberto Baccarini, the reform may in fact undermine Prime Ministerial authority, and would destabilise other existing institutional arrangements Read more
December 6, 2023

🔮 Turkey’s refugees under the crossfire of two populisms

Bilge Yabancı Does mainstream opposition always pursue a democratic and depolarising strategy to challenge incumbents' authoritarian populism? Bilge Yabancı argues that in Turkey, both the incumbent and opposition parties have exploited the refugee crisis for political gains at the expense of social cohesion and democratic values Read more
December 5, 2023

🎭 Democratic transformations require an eye for design

Jennifer Forestal How should we understand recent transformations to the spaces of democratic action? Jennifer Forestal outlines the spatial characteristics required for democratic politics — and reminds us just how fragile those spaces are Read more
December 5, 2023

Why Milei won’t succeed in repealing Argentina’s abortion policy

Camilla Reuterswärd Javier Milei’s electoral victory ushered in another right-wing populist win in Latin America. The new president threatens to undo a major achievement for women’s rights —Argentina’s abortion legalisation. Yet Milei might not succeed. Camilla Reuterswärd and Cora Fernandez Anderson explain why the radical populist will lose the battle over abortion Read more

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