Tag Archives: Germany

News from Western Europe, Thursday 7th February 2013

Europe New York Times: Corruption Undermining Democracy in Europe. ‘Thorbjorn Jagland has made the fight against corruption his big challenge. As secretary general of the Council of Europe, a governmental group that was founded in 1949 to promote human rights on the Continent, he knows about corruption firsthand. Since the fall of Communism, the council has […]

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Nationalism, Euroscepticism and the radical left and right: A short response to Halikiopoulou’s, Nanou’s and Vasilopoullou’s (2012) study

In their 2012 article in the European Journal of Political Research, and its summary in Extremis Project (20 November 2012), Daphne Halikiopoulou, Kyriaki Nanou and Sofia Vasilopoulou (hereafter, Halikiopoulou et al. (2012), or the authors) test a novel argument about the importance and role of nationalism in driving Euroscepticism in radical left and radical right […]

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News From Western Europe, Monday 14th January 2013

Europe Comment – Policy Network: Dangerous harbours: Populism, extremism and young people. ‘Populist and extremist actors are becoming increasingly adept at targeting first-time and young-, largely undecided, voters. Mainstream parties need more personal contact with voters, more ideology and less professionalism. In this time of crisis, political doomsday and end of the world-scenarios are flourishing. In some […]

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News from Western Europe, Thursday 10th January 2013

Finland YLE News: Nordic societies more open to immigration. ‘The broadly-based European Social Survey indicates that the Finns, and people in the other Nordic countries, have a more positive attitude in general toward immigration and immigrants than in most parts of Europe. However, the same study shows that a significant portion of immigrants experience discrimination.’ […]

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News from Western Europe, Monday 7th January 2013

Research Gianluca Passarelli – Extreme right parties in Western Europe: the case of the Italian Northern League ‘This article argues that voters of the Italian Lega Nord have been radicalized in recent years, shifting from an intermediate ‘centrist’ position to the extreme right. Data from both national and European mass surveys (e.g. Italian National Election Studies […]

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Western Europe Tracker 04.01.13

France France24: Basque party announces dissolution in France. ‘Basque nationalist political party Batasuna on Thursday announced its dissolution in France. The move comes after armed separatist group ETA announced in November that it was ready to discuss a definitive end to military operations.’ Germany Der Spiegel: Scorn for Eastern Berlin’s Well-Heeled Newcomers. ‘Few things can stoke the […]

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Western Europe Tracker 03.01.13

Europe Comment – LSE: In the face of populist nationalism, European institutions must do more online to increase awareness of the common dimensions of the eurocrisis. ‘Across Europe, many politicians are increasingly using a populist, anti-European rhetoric to gain support, at the same time that European institutions are pushing to establish a sense of European community. […]

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Western Europe Tracker 02.01.13

Belgium BBC News: Belgium King Albert II Christmas speech sparks controversy. ‘The Belgian king has provoked a sharp response to a Christmas message in which he drew parallels with the rise of fascism in the 1930s. Albert II warned against the dangers of populists seeking scapegoats for current economic difficulties. Flemish separatist leader Bart De Wever assumed […]

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Western Europe Tracker 21.12.12

France Telegraph: Neighborhood Is Torn Over a Killer’s Legacy. ‘To much of France, Mr. Merah was a terrorist, a determined killer who reviled this country, who set out for Afghanistan and Pakistan for training in jihad. In Les Izards he was, and remains, simply Mohammed. The gap between those images, both true but neither complete, seems only to […]

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Western Europe Tracker 18.12.12

France Video – France24: France’s UMP rivals agree on new leadership vote. ‘UMP rivals François Fillon and Jean-François Copé (pictured) appeared to agree Sunday on the date for a fresh leadership vote next September in a bid to heal the bruising divide within France’s right-wing opposition party.’ Photos – The Guardian: Pro-gay marriage march in Paris. ‘Demonstration […]

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