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Why autocrats redistribute income and wealth

May 4, 2021

Pandemic-era travel has been restricted worldwide, but not everyone has been affected equally

April 14, 2021

Amid the pandemic Bolsonaro intimidates critics with dictatorship-era law

April 1, 2021

Under what conditions can public opinion affect policy-making? Education as a case study

March 17, 2021

Why has the European Court of Justice shifted toward a more restrictive position on access to welfare in member states?

March 12, 2021
February 26, 2021

Why northern Europe is so indebted

Martino Comelli You might think the US would be world champion of household debt, yet the highest private indebtment has always been in the Nordic countries, where inclusive welfare makes debt into an investment. But debt takes on different forms, writes Martino Comelli, and gerontocratic welfare and consumer credit is a burden for those in other nations Read more
February 9, 2021

New Zealand beat Covid-19 without a vaccine: this is how they did it

Lynda Gilby Lynda Gilby explains how and why, against expectations, it is New Zealand’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic that has proved to be one of (if not the) most successful in the world Read more
February 5, 2021

‘Austerity by stealth’: How the socialist government in Portugal managed electoral success and deficit reduction

Catherine Moury While socialist parties in Europe struggle in times of austerity, the Portuguese left has found a winning strategy, write Catherine Moury and Elisabetta de Giorgi. Combining discrete austerity measures with some visible anti-austerity ones, they have managed to please constituency and supporting partners alike Read more
January 22, 2021

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

Simon Otjes On 15 January, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was forced to resign after thousands of parents in the Netherlands were wrongly accused of benefit fraud. But the outcry has not diminished faith in Rutte as a leader, writes Simon Otjes Read more
December 29, 2020

If developing countries struggle to procure a Covid vaccine, some will take matters into their own hands

Gerelyn Terzo The Covid vaccine debate is rapidly changing, from whether we will get a vaccine to when, where and how it will be rolled out. But, writes Gerelyn Terzo, this immediately raises questions about whether socio-economic development will determine who gets it first Read more

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