TOP NEWS

  • Opinion
  • Change and Continuity in the Polish Government

  • By Gavin Rae | 17 Jan 18
  • After two years in government, the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has made some significant changes to the personnel of its government. Nevertheless, these changes are more designed to consolidate the government’s position, rather than signalling any significant alteration in its political course.
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  • “Can the EU still be saved?”
  • Call for Support: EuroMemorandum 2018

  • 16 Jan 18
  • This EuroMemorandum draws on discussions and papers presented at the 23rd Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, organised by the EuroMemo Group in cooperation with the Department of Geography at Harokopio University and the Nicos Poulantzas Institute, from 28-30 September 2017 in Athens.
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  • Analysis
  • What is Going on in Catalonia?

  • By Marga Ferré | 28 Nov 17
  • Historian Enzo Traverso denounces the cultural supremacy of neo-liberalism imposing “presentism” on the narration of events, meaning that an event is always told in the present, as if there were no causes from which they originated or resulting consequences.
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  • Catalonia
  • A Question of True Democracy

  • By David Companyon | 23 Nov 17
  • Images depicting the severe brutality of the Spanish police clashing with voters at the October 1st referendum in Catalonia spilled across social media and TVs around the world. Faced with these images, many asked: What is happening in Catalonia?
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NEW RELEASES

  • On general trends of political and social development in the region of CEE (and not only) in the last 25 years – in order to understand the main roots of recent authoritarian tendencies in their historical contexts.


  • As the German playwright Bertolt Brecht once noted, ‘Thought is something that follows from difficulties and precedes action’. The European Union is in difficulties. So too is the Left.


  • An insight in decision-making processes and preferences of the policy makers on security and defence issues.


  • Less than six months after accessing the second round of the presidential election and gathering more than 10 million votes in the second round, the Front National (FN) is in deep crisis.


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Up-to-date analyses of the crisis, a deeper theoretical examination of its structural causes and debates on political alternatives.