Posts tagged Europe
At the Grassroots of Populism: Yellow Vests, Red Fury

Does populism always need strong leadership? The leaderless "Gilets Jaunes" in France have managed to change domestic policy, proving to be as disruptive as radical populist parties in other Western democracies.

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Feminist Firestarter: To Influence, or Not To Influence

Norwegian pop culture icon Ulrikke Falch never wanted to be an "Instagram Influencer". Now she uses her fame to start a revolution about body positivity—drawing the attention of policymakers along the way.

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The Punk Rock Philosopher

Srećko Horvat, the co-founder of DiEM25, thinks his message could resonate with voters in Germany, where immigration is a hot topic.

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Can the UK Solve Its Political Divide Over Coffee?

Can youth-led solutions solve political divisions in the United Kingdom? One youth-led charity is trying to make that a reality.

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Lobbying, for Citizens’ Sake

The Good Lobby—because citizens should lobby too.

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Change the Narrative: How a Swiss Group is Beating Right-Wing Populists

Operation Libero is winning key victories by using fun but hard-hitting messages to tackle fear and pessimism.

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From Macho to Matriarchy: Spain’s New Feminist Wave

Spanish feminists have taken the country by storm, with organizations like Comisión 8M organizing patriarchy-crushing marches and strikes around the country.

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Dreaming About a “Woke” Slovenia

Slovenian rapper N’toko is known for his socially critical and often fierce lyrics in both English and Slovenian. He thinks getting to a better future requires radical change, not just do-goodism.

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100 Years of National(istic) Independence in Poland

Poland celebrated its 100th independence anniversary in 2018. This series covers the celebrations on the 11th of November 2018, from the early morning into the late hours of the next day.

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Europe’s Far-Right Online Bubble

Whether it is Matteo Salvini in Italy, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands or Tomio Okamura in the Czech Republic, populist politicians know that disinformation websites—and their audiences—are their natural allies. But will the upcoming EU parliamentary elections enable Europe’s far-right to harness the power of fake news on social media? Filip Brokes & Francesca Visser find out.

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Brexit: What the Bloody Hell Happened?

Benedict Hamlyn reflects on the three-year-long (and counting) Brexit Saga.

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Universal Basic Income: Free Money for a More Equal Europe?

Is there any credibility to the idea of a Europe-wide basic income? Astrid Landon finds out.

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Can Museums Save European Democracy?

Can museums make people feel more informed, better represented, and offer them a platform to make their voices heard? Stella Toonen analyzes how museums can save democracy in Europe.

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Hungary: Bleeding From a Thousand Wounds

Is democracy in Hungary dead? Luke Ambrose and Kinga Fodor analyze why the country is now classified as "partly free."

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Searching for Somewhere: My Cosmopolitan Lover’s Affair with Far-Right Populism

A personal essay about how a young, European studies graduate became obsessed by the social media presence of the Austrian leader of Generation Identity, Martin Sellner, and his girlfriend, the American far-right journalist Brittany Pettibone.

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CAPITAL LETTERS

An exchange on power, democracy, journalism, and the future of Europe.

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Xi Jinping: Europe’s New Emperor?

Should Europeans view China’s expanding influence as a blessing or a curse? To find out, Joris Teer interviews Ties Dams, the author of "De Nieuwe Keizer: Xi Jinping, de Machtigste Man van China."

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My Dear Old Continent

A homage to the old continent by Ana Vidosavljevic.

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Note from the Editors - Uprooted

At the turn of the last century, Zygmunt Bauman proclaimed that mankind was entering a phase of “liquid modernity.” Humans, he wrote, would become ever more nomadic, and their moral and social identities would be uprooted.

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Europe's New Borders

Europe’s New Borders offers a sense of the scale of the dehumanized border crisis that has been unfolding in Europe over the last two years.

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