the EU is not about Europhilia or Euroscepticism. In modern society, power and
democratic accountability go hand in hand. European leaders should draw
inspiration from the Union's periphery!
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the next President of the United States. Our 'How it looks from here' series
concludes with a tour d'horizon
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course, bringing all of the passengers onto the Captain's bridge wouldn't have
saved the Titanic. But the current situation in Europe is closer to having all the first
class passengers fighting over how to steer the wheel, while those in second
and third class jump off the ship in disgust.
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dialogue and debate. But a global debate without the female half of
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In the months following the start of the Arab Revolutions, articles and analysis poured into openDemocracy from contributors across the Middle East and Europe. Gradually, the impact of Tahrir Square began to extend well beyond the Middle East as democratic inspiration travelled from east to west. Arab Awakening tries to capture that inspiration and use it to help us read a rapidly changing world.
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