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News from North America, Thursday 11th April 2013

BBC News: “Police have shot dead a gunman holding four firefighters hostage in a house outside the US city of Atlanta. The firefighters suffered minor injuries from stun grenades armed police threw in the rescue raid. One officer was shot in the hand or arm in the gunfight with the captor, who had demanded his […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 6th February 2013

Europe  Open Democracy: The European radical left and the international economic crisis: opportunity wasted? ‘One of the least noticed consequences of this crisis has been the rise of European radical left parties (RLPs), i.e. those to the left of social democracy. The most dramatic example is of course Greece, where Syriza shot from 5 to 26 […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 6th February 2013

Europe  Open Democracy: The European radical left and the international economic crisis: opportunity wasted? ‘One of the least noticed consequences of this crisis has been the rise of European radical left parties (RLPs), i.e. those to the left of social democracy. The most dramatic example is of course Greece, where Syriza shot from 5 to 26 […]

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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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The paradox of nationalism: the common denominator of radical right and radical left Euroscepticism

By Daphne Halikiopoulou, Kyriaki Nanou and Sofia Vasilopoulou Radical right-wing and radical left-wing parties have consistently opposed the project of European integration and have succeeded not only in distinguishing themselves from mainstream parties on this dimension, but have also managed to mobilise voters in European Parliament elections and win considerable support. What can explain the […]

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