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L’impeachment che non fu. Tre appunti per i mesi a venire

June 10, 2018

by Andrea Varsori Per l’Italia, gli ultimi giorni del mese scorso sono stati estremamente movimentati, anche per gli standard a cui la politica nazionale e internazionale ci ha abituato negli ultimi anni. Tra il 28 e il 29 maggio, abbiamo assistito all’impennarsi di tensioni interne e esterne. Politici, osservatori e cittadini hanno preso parte a … Continue reading “L’impeachment che non fu. Tre appunti per i mesi a venire”


Strife Feature – Italy’s short circuit week and the fight over Europe

June 7, 2018

by Andrea Varsori   Italy’s short circuit week Last week, Italy’s political system went into short circuit. 84 days after the last national elections, an apparently successful attempt at forming a government unexpectedly collapsed at the last minute. Ten days earlier, the two political forces behind the attempt, the right-wing League and the anti-politics Five … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Italy’s short circuit week and the fight over Europe”


This is the year of the nationalist reckoning

February 19, 2018

By Dr Pablo de Orellana, King’s College London   Nationalism is back. In the last two years, nationalists have conquered the core of conventional politics in an electoral resurgence that has brought it back from the fringes. Its support, discourses and arguments draw on old logics but directly address grievances born out of global effects … Continue reading “This is the year of the nationalist reckoning”


Strife Feature – Nationalism and Lessons from Russia

June 8, 2017

By Christopher Morton In 2008 Russia invaded South Ossetia and in 2014 Russia invaded Crimea – both secessionist provinces of Georgia and Ukraine respectively. On the one hand, these interventions can be viewed as a justified defense of the rights of minority populations in these provinces. On the other hand, both interventions were deemed to … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Nationalism and Lessons from Russia”


Being English/ British/ European and the politics of difference

July 6, 2016

By: Henry Redwood To say that it has been a bad couple of weeks to be English (or is it British, or European? I’m not sure anymore…) is an understatement. Violent and racist football supporters in France; racist abuse at home; intolerant and divisive politics in all political parties; “Brexit”; and lastly, losing a football match … Continue reading “Being English/ British/ European and the politics of difference”


Waiting for the Barbarians: A response to General Election debates, why Nationalism can destroy our country

May 4, 2015

By Pablo de Orellana & Maryyum Mehmood: To say ‘our country’ constitutes a claim as to whom the country belongs, and just as explicitly, to whom it does not. Nationalism is a big and old idea, a political concept that links rights to membership of a particular community. Within that community, however defined, nationalism emphasizes … Continue reading “Waiting for the Barbarians: A response to General Election debates, why Nationalism can destroy our country”


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