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State of the Left

Ireland – a swing to the Left and a Labour Party left behind

By Chloe Manahan / 13 February, 2020

Sinn Féin captured the Zeitgeist and demonstrated that conservative instincts to dilute radical policies with moderate messaging no longer works.

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Europe and Social Democracy: two linked projects

By Adriana Lastra / 23 January, 2020

At a time of fragility for EU, the PSOE victories in the last 5 elections reminds how it is important to highlight the importance of a Social Democratic project

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European solidarity – added value for the Polish judiciary independence

By Bartosz Rydlinski / 17 January, 2020

Without preparing its own political response, the Polish Left will not only fail to save the judiciary from the supremacy of the executive but will also fail to fulfil its role of representing disadvantaged groups in society

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The deceptive opposition between nationalists and progressives

By Didier Fassin / 12 November, 2019

But is his authoritarian neoliberalism so far removed from the positions of those he claims to fight?

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“A decade before the Berlin Wall came down, the corrosion of the social welfare state started with the neoliberal turn”

By Wolfgang Engler / 8 November, 2019

The experience of being East German”), recounts a particular sense of homelessness in the new, western world.

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Defending Progressivism

By Patrick Diamond / 28 October, 2019

The profound difficulty for his concept though is that he lacks both a rigorous analysis of capitalism, and a clear understanding of the enduring importance of nation-states.

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Visegrád Plus: is there a chance to go beyond the Eastern discomfort?

By Ania Skrzypek / 25 October, 2019

o be clear, they would not always act together or conspire to arrive at Brussels summits with a consolidated agenda.

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Swiss Federal Election: More than one election

By Peter Hug / 24 October, 2019

The election reflects a huge mobilisation for gender equality and for climate protection.

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Horizons and demarcation lines

By Ania Skrzypek / 22 October, 2019

Today, the electorate is volatile, alliances are shifting, and the prophecies about the end of ideologies may have just fulfilled themselves.

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Austria: no easy coalition for Kurz

By Maria Maltschnig / 3 October, 2019

The previously strong far-right finally stumbled over its numerous scandals.

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