Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

The Spectre of Populism

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current features, Features

Across the continent, populists, from Farage’s Brexiteers and Marine Le Pen to Italy’s left-wing Cinquestelle movement, have gained ground in strides that seemed unthinkable just one year ago. As 2016 draws to a close, the old divisions of left and right are no longer adequate to explain the dynamics of our political landscape. For although united under a single word, populists these days have a varied face. So what unites the self-identified rebels who are taking control of the mainstream?

A tragedy for transatlantic relations

Written by Author. Posted in Current opinions, Opinions

Richard Maher

European leaders and publics today are no doubt struggling to comprehend the implications of Trump’s victory for Europe and for world politics more broadly. Dr Richard Maher, Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies’ Global Governance Programme, gives his perspective in an op-ed on the result of the American elections.

Citizenship: the 21st century civil rights struggle?

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current features, Features

The right to vote is considered a cornerstone of liberal democracy. But who wields the franchise depends on who holds citizenship. Securing this prized citizenship is often considered the ultimate indicator of happy integration into a new country; the zenith of the immigrant made-good story. As Rainer Bauböck, Professor of Social and Political Theory at the […]

European Parliament Elections: what, why and who

Written by Mark Briggs. Posted in Current features, Features

At the end of May the population of the European Union will go to the polls and elect 751 MEPs to the European Parliament, to represent 500 million citizens in 28 member states. This will be the first election since the accession of Croatia, the first election since the Eurozone crisis swept the continent, and the first election under the auspices of the Lisbon Treaty giving the electorate a direct say in the presidency of the European Commission