The dangerous illusions of an EU ‘vaccine passport’
Is the push for a vaccine certificate driven by an economic desire to boost travel and tourism rather than the...
Vaccine geopolitics, ‘big’ and ‘small’, and Europe’s challenge
With respect to the vaccine, ‘global’ and ‘everyday’ geopolitical imaginaries are profoundly interconnected.
National stereotypes in times of COVID-19: the ‘frugal four’ and the ‘irresponsible South’
When EU leaders discuss the coronavirus Recovery Fund at the upcoming meeting of the European Council on Friday,...
‘Personal sovereignty’ in pandemics: or, why do today’s ‘sovereignists’ reject state sovereignty?
Calls for the rejection of face masks, for example, bring together a disparate set of European political actors –...
European politics: the ‘hidden hand’ and the ‘inevitable wave’
As the European elections get under way, let us avoid conspiratorial geopolitics. Focusing on sinister figures is...
Ordinary ideas: demographic geopolitics and the imagined battle for Europe
“ I highlight the US and Italy... not only because Tarrant drew inspiration from both, but also because both have...