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🌊 Sweden Democrats: another win for right-wing populism and illiberalism in Europe?

October 17, 2022

Italian general election: the far right sweeps to power under Giorgia Meloni

September 30, 2022

The Queen's two bodies and the political power of metaphor

September 21, 2022

♟️ The black box of authoritarian legislatures

September 15, 2022

Italy’s odd turn to the right

September 14, 2022
August 30, 2022

The Netherlands must bring UN Sustainable Development Goals into its political debate

Maya Bogers Can progress be made towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the Netherlands when they are largely absent from Dutch politics? Maya Bogers, Francesco Montesano, and Melanie van Driel argue that Members of Parliament who have ‘adopted’ individual goals might provide the answer. Read more
August 24, 2022

The Italian elections and the threat to European integration

Giovanni Capoccia The Italian right, led by the Brothers of Italy, is likely to be in government after the September 2022 elections. Despite its public statements expressing ‘full support’ for the European integration process, Giovanni Capoccia says that there are good reasons to question the exact nature of this commitment and what it means Read more
August 24, 2022

Failures in constitutional design are at the heart of the crisis in western democracies

Timothy Hellwig Timothy Hellwig explores the political crises in three European democracies (France, Italy and the UK) to argue that failures in constitutional design are at the root of their problems. These failures, moreover, are not dissimilar to those experienced in the United States, suggesting this is a current affliction of western democracies Read more
July 27, 2022

Conservative leadership hopefuls should listen to Hobbes regarding Scotland

Ruairidh Brown Despite often being regarded as a blueprint for authoritarianism, Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan gives prudent advice on the limitations of sovereign power. Ruairidh Brown argues this serves as a timely warning for the next Conservative leader on their approach to Scottish politics Read more
June 22, 2022

Westminster has a moral obligation to allow a second Scottish independence referendum

Ruairidh Brown The first obstacle in holding an Independence Referendum is assuring its legitimacy. To do so, says Ruairidh Brown, the SNP-Green alliance have implied the UK Government has no moral authority to deny Scots a choice on their future Read more

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