About Can Europe Make It?

Across crisis-ridden Europe, governments speak of a national 'Us' in a vain attempt to reassure disaffected majorities. The resulting fear and deep division leads directly to the emergence of factions such as Golden Dawn in Greece and Jobbik in Hungary, whose policies and methods are those that Europe believed it had moved beyond.

As these movements sweep through the political spectrum, the left shows no sign of recovery from selling out Europe’s social democratic promise of welfare and justice to neoliberal prosperity and growth. In the clash between neoliberalism and populism, millions of Europeans have nowhere to turn for explanation or redress. Yet the remaking of Europe relies on their resourcefulness, their hope, their decency, and their solidarity.

Can Europe Make It? is a digital space to debate the achievements and shortcomings of the European project, from an open-minded yet critical perspective.

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Rosemary Bechler, David Krivanek, Alex Sakalis, with contributions from Francesca E.S. Montemaggi and Tristan Sechrest. Thanks go to Kadie Armstrong for designing the Can Europe make it? logo.



Cyprus: 40 years of hurt | Migration in Europe | Euro elections: the aftermath | Euro elections: you tell us! | Euro elections 2014 | Reframing Europe in difficult times | Golden Dawn: Whose monster? | Populism: what is it? | Europe from the ground up | The fortunes of the Eurozone | Europe and the world | Europe 2.0 | Reinventing the European left | Tributaries of the right | Euro: writing on the wall?

Spotlight on

Hungary | Spain | The UK in the Euro elections | Bosnia | France | What's left in Poland | Germany | Bulgaria | Turkey as an EU candidate | Cyprus | Italy | Rebuilding Greece | Iceland's constitutional experiment | Catalonia and Spain

Joining the dots

State surveillance in Europe | Football, politics and society | The media in Europe

Editorial partnerships

Teatro Valle: searching for a European commons (with the Open University) | Reluctant radicals (with Counterpoint) | German Europe (with Ulrich Beck, Mary Kaldor, Daniel Cohn-Bendit and others) | Drifting apart: where to for Europe and Britain? (with OurKingdom) | Oecumene (with the Open University) | Subterranean politics (with Mary Kaldor's team at the LSE) | Reinventing democracy in Europe (with Ash Amin, Pep Subirós and others)

Columns and features

Esplanade (Editors' blog) | Inter Alia | Europe at a glance | Eminent Europeans

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