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Drawing lots as a solution to the crisis of modern democracy?

European democracies are faced by the rise of right-wing populism, plummeting turnout figures and growing exasperation with the EU. These Trends are occurring in the background of a lack of institutional power and representing a profound crisis of democracy. Could the situation be improved by a lot procedure? Von Simon Clemens click here for german […]

Greece after the German Federal Election 2017

Germany has elected a new Bundestag at the 24th of September. Now there is only one possible coalition, since the social democrats (SPD) will not pursue the coalition with the conservatives (CDU/CSU). The new coalition if it was formed would consist of conservatives, greens (Bündnis 90/die Grüne) and liberals (FDP). One may wonder how this […]

The ambivalent European

The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek rarely finds words of praise. Instead, he is well known for his controversial pamphlets against capitalism or the power of the European Union. All the more, it might be astonishing for some to hear that now he even claims the EU to be essential. von Alina Sabransky Click here for […]

Clash of Ideology?

German political scientist Ulrike Guérot published her new essay “Der neue Bürgerkrieg“(the new civil war) on 4th of May 2017. Our columnist has read it.

The Hidden Wealth of Europe

Recently, with the publication of Capital in the twenty-first century (2014), research on economic inequality experienced long not seen prominence within public debate, most notably, enabling a discourse about the distribution of wealth.