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The wide open space of the French elections

So far, so good.  But what could go wrong in round 2? This is a good time to review the dynamics of the French...

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A new dawn Brexits? our take on the EU referendum result

In light of yesterday’s EU referendum results and Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, Catherine Fieschi, Counterpoint’s founding Director, answers some questions...

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After Paris: Cosmopolitix

“To the extent that risk is experienced as omnipresent, there are only three possible reactions: denial, apathy or transformation.  (…) The third is the...

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Small Worlds – Riffing off Peter Foster’s Facing Facts

Is Britain becoming a small nation? This is the question that Peter Foster, the Daily Telegraph’s new Europe Editor tries to answer in a...

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Risky business: Volkswagen’s special brand of cheating

Why do we cheat? In light of the recent VW scandal we thought it was worth asking what makes us do it—and are there...

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Welcome to the new coliseum: Abdication, surrender and the referendum moment in European politics

The Greek story is not just a story about Greece; it is a story about the radical changes affecting representative democracies. The turn to...

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Love and Loathing in 2015: The power of place and the return of sentiment

Working in Rabat with a group of thirty-something policy analysts last week-end, I walked on eggshells as they gently but firmly pressed me on...

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Can economists be innocent?

“It’s completely ridiculous of you to think that’s a sensible question to ask.” This was how Paul Krugman, public intellectual and economist, answered a...

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Disengagement, division and the ‘peasants’ revolt’

Analysing the results of the European Parliament elections

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The roots of contemporary populism in the Netherlands

Here is something we published a couple of years ago on the rise of Dutch populism, its relationship to inequality and to deep cultural...

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Europe’s riddle: Migration, community experiences and public opinion

Counterpoint examines the local experience of migration and integration across five European countries in light of the 2014-2015 migration crisis. Our research in Sweden,...

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The wide open space of the French elections

So far, so good.  But what could go wrong in round 2? This is a good time to review the dynamics of the French...