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What puts the “pop” in populist rhetoric? by Donald R. LaMagdeleine

April 27, 2016

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The last eight years have been hard on the West, not to mention the globe. Since 2008 a global economic crisis that originated in the US has eliminated tens of billions of capital from which no economy has fully recovered. Largely as a result of the neoliberal economic policy “wisdom” that governs the most powerful nations and international financial institutions, fiscal austerity has largely been the order of the day. Most notably, Greece narrowly avoided exiting from the EU and reverting to the drachma, which many speculated would potentially cast both Greece and the EU into a sharp tailspin. Donald R. LaMagdeleine goes on to discuss further.

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European Migration Policy – A Moving Target by Brad Blitz

March 17, 2016

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9781781955833Following the meeting in Brussels on Monday 7th March, the European Union Member States put forward a plan intended to end irregular migration to the EU. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, went as far as to say that the days of irregular migration to the EU are over, just as the European Union bent to the demands of Turkey and held out the promise of visa-free travel within the Schengen area by the summer. Brad Blitz goes on to discuss further.

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Why Britain should leave the EU by Patrick Minford

February 2, 2016

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Many British citizens want self-government again, as they had for hundreds of years before the ‘Common Market’ that they joined became a European super-state on the way to ‘ever-closer union’. This seems a reasonable demand; under the rules of British democracy the citizenry are always able to ‘throw the buggers out’, eject the government, through a general election. However, whatever they do about the elite that governs the EU, they can never get rid of it or change its decisions. It is like being ruled by a foreign power immune to the normal processes of political economy.

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Does Regional Cooperation Lead to Sustainable Development? By Jonathan Verschuuren

March 26, 2015

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Nasa_blue_marbleRegional organizations like the European Union and African Union claim that sustainable development is an important part of their remit.  Professor Jonathan Verschuuren considers how successful they are in putting this idea into practice.

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Delhi ‘cracks’ Brussels: India’s mission to access the European market – by Pascaline Winand

February 24, 2015

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The European Union and India might not seem like the most obvious of natural partners. Yet, as Professor Pascaline Winand writes, the story of their on-off engagement over the past 60-or-so years and their efforts to build a mature trade relationship have turned up a fascinating story of trade access and shifting realities.

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