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What can be expected from the Draghi government
GIS Essay: A governance tip from the Republic of Venice
Politics have become increasingly dysfunctional in Western democracies. As public debate degenerates into warfare, citizens’ faith in the system wanes. Much of the blame is rightly put on the doorstep of political parties, but can they be fixed? The most enduring republic in Europe’s history offers surprising insight.
Pandemic opens the door for an Italian conservative
Italian politics has been reshaped by the coronavirus. Dissatisfaction with the populist star Matteo Salvini has meant an opportunity for a new rising figure, Giorgia Meloni. The former Berlusconi minister has brought back the networks and rhetoric of the traditional right wing, while cultivating ties with conservatives in Europe and ...
Relevance beyond the crisis: Emerging contours of a weakened Europe
The coronavirus crisis has had a profound effect on Europe, not only bringing changes that no one thought possible just months ago but deepening divisions and intensifying acrimony between EU countries. With these ruptures laid bare, the bloc again faces an existential crisis. It should survive for now, but a ...
Brazil: What lies ahead for President Bolsonaro
President Jair Bolsonaro came into office in the aftermath of a deep recession. So far, his deregulatory reforms have shown his commitment to a pro-market agenda and have already brought tangible benefits to the Brazilian economy. However, he lacks popular support at the moment, and many are calling for impeachment. ...