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About Marcus How

Marcus How lives in Essex, UK and is of English and Austrian heritage. He studied philosophy at the University of Nottingham and completed an MA in International Political Economy at King's College, London. He currently works as a political risk analyst, with a focus on Western Europe.

Articles by Marcus How

This week’s front page editor

Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The travails of a European political risk analyst; or, how to vote without any information

In both cases – especially with regard to Labour – I thought it ridiculous that I needed to contact the parties directly to get any information.

Who are you calling a Nazi?

Why do extremist parties manage to draw wide support in times of uncertainty? A look into one of the most successful far right parties in Europe - the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ).

As long as the EU remains mired in its own abstractions, voter apathy will continue

The post-war mantra of ‘let’s cooperate rather than invade each other’ has lost its relevance for younger generations. Read more from our You Tell Us bloggers on the topic of apathy in Europe.

Is the eurozone a sustainable currency area?

It’s turned out that the can policymakers have been kicking down the road over the years is, in fact, a grenade. Read more from our You Tell Us bloggers.

US Congressional paralysis

Even if President Obama adopts a stronger-arm approach to domestic politics and demands legislative efficiency, the conflicts will simmer regardless, boiling over in some form or other by 2016. 

The European leftist and the USA

European expectations of the emergence of an American social democratic movement after the election of Barack Obama were unrealistic, owing to different historical experiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Social democracy in the United States wouldn't follow the European example.
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