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Covid-19 has been a double-edged sword for experts – with worrying consequences for democracy

March 15, 2021

Sarkozy’s wayward journey… to prison?

March 9, 2021

Trump’s acquittal reminds us that we are still very much living in the post-truth age

February 24, 2021

The Dutch government has been rocked by scandal. Why does its leader remain untainted?

January 22, 2021

Academic activists want to break out of their ivory towers, but in doing so risk creating a new form of elitism

December 21, 2020
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
November 16, 2020

The resignation of Kosovo’s President Thaçi has highlighted the lost trust in the EU as an impartial mediator in relations with Serbia

Engjellushe Morina Engjellushe Morina explains how EU-led processes in Kosovo have lost legitimacy and the trust of the Kosovar population Read more
November 9, 2020

Coronavirus fatigue is the biggest threat to Germany’s success story in this pandemic

Jay Krehbiel Changing German attitudes to the coronavirus, as measured in original survey data, are the key to understanding how long the country’s success in tackling the pandemic may last, writes Jay N. Krehbiel, Amanda Driscoll, Michael J. Nelson and Taylor Kinsley Chewning Read more
September 30, 2020

Public trust and the intertwined fate of institutions in the Covid-19 pandemic

Goran Dominioni What factors determine public trust in government restrictions to mitigate the spread of Covid-19? Goran Dominioni, Alberto Quintavalla, Alessandro Romano and Cecilia Sottilotta argue that an overlooked factor is the role played by other governments and institutions, and that mastering this dynamic is critical to risk management Read more

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