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The strange death of social democracy in Europe

What happened to social democratic parties in Europe? And what is coming to take their place?

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The strange death of social democracy in Europe

What happened to social democratic parties in Europe? And what is coming to take their place?

openDemocracy.net - free thinking for the world

The strange death of social democracy in Europe

What happened to social democratic parties in Europe? And what is coming to take their place?

Mr Draghi, what are you afraid of? Release #TheGreekFiles!

Join the campaign to demand that the ECB publish the legal opinion it commissioned on whether its closure of Greece’s banks in 2015 was… legal.

Adhocracy helps create a future of political engagement

For us, it is already a democratic achievement if you have the possibility to participate.

In Italy's centre-left, the hyphen is morphing into a wide blank space

The ruling Democratic party is on the verge of a breakup – given its history, this comes as no surprise.

#Rezist. Citizens are back on the streets in Romania

What makes these protests different from the ones that have come before in Romania?

Liam Fox doesn’t want you to know about the EU/Canada trade deal

Meet the corporate sell off trade deal that Dr Fox snuck through a back-room of parliament as the Commons debated Brexit.

Turkey: authoritarianism and academic ‘closure’

The regime’s growing assaults on journalists, intellectuals and academics at this particular moment seem aimed at promoting self-censorship ahead of the constitutional referendum in April.

Populism, popularity and political leadership

Is a stance against the political, economic and cultural ‘elites’ a sufficient condition for populism?

First week of the DiEM25 UK Manifesto Group

How do 57 people write a manifesto?

"Europe's fate is in our hands: we, the 89ers, must defend it."

Young Europeans must assume a leading role in charting Europe's future, as it will ultimately fall on them to defend an open, tolerant and liberal society. Interview. Español Português

Only a bold and popular left radicalism can stop the rise of fascism

Walter Benjamin’s observation that every rise of fascism bears witness to a failed revolution speaks poignantly to our current condition.

Why every secularist should boycott Trump’s US

The Chair of the African Union Commission, has rightly noted, "The country to which many of our people were taken as slaves decides to ban refugees from some of our countries".

Working class racism

Following my initial surprise, my first reaction, as always when I encounter the rhetorically inclusive “we”, was to wonder who they might be; was I now part of this “we” ?

A battle for the meaning of British Conservatism

What rescues Conservatives from internecine conflict like that of the Labour Party? Oakeshott claimed that the conservative does not have a creed or doctrine, but rather a ‘disposition’.

Glimpse of a key debate : deciding the future of Podemos, Day 4

What comes after the “electoral war machine”? Communication strategies for the post electoral cycle. Español

Chilling effects: the politics of anti-semitism in the UK

A former specialist adviser to the House of Commons Social Services Committee has written a detailed critique of the Home Affairs Committee’s Report on anti-Semitism. We find out why.

140journos: after the coup attempt

An interview with the founder of 140journos about working in Turkey after the coup attempt, and a call to Europeans to provide a platform for the truth. Part two.

140journos: we´ll do it ourselves, then

How the story of one of the few remaining independent media outlets in Turkey began and kept ahead of the game. Part one.

An occupation in the heart of Berlin

Why the dismissal of a professor at Berlin's Humboldt University is causing widespread protest among the students.

Glimpse of a key debate : deciding the future of Podemos, Day 2

Can the party be democratized at the upcoming party congress (Vistalegre II)? If so, how? Español

Glimpse of a key debate : deciding the future of Podemos, Day 1

On what basis should Podemos approach the new post-electoral, political cycle? Podemos’ relation to the ’78 regime. Español

Establishing a federal Cyprus

What are the regional and domestic forces helping - and hindering - a federal solution to the Cyprus issue?

Glimpse into a key party debate: deciding the future of Podemos

Podemos is locked in passionate debate in the run-up to its second state-wide assembly, next weekend. It must build its internal democracy and its social base in Spain. But how? Español

Finally, an end to the cold war?

The much-needed new relationship with the citizenry must involve an end to the conjuring up of an external enemy and the promotion of a “new cold war”.

Romania's government accused of legalising corruption

Romania's government has been accused of legalising corruption, inspiring the largest protests since the fall of communism. We explain the controversy.

State surveillance is a global threat to press freedom

The state should not have the power to secretly identify then persecute whistleblowers.

We need to remove free movement from the vicious circle of security

While freedoms, such as the principles of equality and non-discrimination, the presumption of innocence and respect for privacy, undoubtedly still exist, they have been relegated to the margins.

Brexit, populism and the promise of agency

In a world experienced as one of out-of-control forces, all the more irresistible at the transnational level, how welcome for many would be the promise to reassert control?

The Kurdish region since the coup attempt

Especially for the young generation who believes that there is no legal way to gain rights for the Kurdish people, Turkey's government policies will inevitably have tragic consequences.