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Rationality, Emotion and the Future of Europe

“The mistake is to assume that policymakers can simply choose between two perspectives – either voting with their pocketbooks while setting their emotions aside,...

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The lives of others: Can Germany´s past shed light on Greece´s present?

Germany´s stance on Greece has been described as rigid, demanding, and unforgiving. And while this rigidity is enacted by key political figures, the German...

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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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A very British Populism

Here’s a chance to re-read Julian Baggini’s Counterpoint pamphlet.  A prescient and thoughful piece.  And a useful reminder of the role of UKIP on...

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Populist politics and the media: a comparative study

What part has the media played in the rise of populist politics and populist politicians in Europe?  For many the media in its various...

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Entretien: Mixité sociale et diversité

Nos sociétés doivent gérer la diversité, c’est un enjeu de plus en plus urgent,  à la fois social, politique, sécuritaire, économique. Mais nous en...

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Designing Belonging: A Counterpoint + 27e Région debate

On February 25th Counterpoint and La 27e Région debated diversity, belonging and resilience.  Counterpoint Director Catherine FIESCHI and French philosopher Emmanuel DELESSERT discussed the ways...

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How firm is UKIP’s support? (again)

There’s no denying it: UKIP’s rise in the past three years has been remarkable. In the 2010 general election, UKIP scored a measly 3...

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The Bridges Project: New expertise for policy in an age of uncertainty

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Developing a new language of persuasion: Counterpoint’s workshops on framing

With public distrust of expertise at an all-time high, and an increasing demand for transparency, the messages of carefully constructed campaigns can easily fail...

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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 continuing migration into Europe. Our research in Sweden,...

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What’s next?

So Emmanuel Macron won, and Marine Le Pen was defeated. Let’s make sure we make the most of this opportunity, of this beautiful reprieve,...