EA September 2011

WESTERN PRAGMATISM PAVED WAY FOR WIN IN LIBYA

The “liberation of Libya” seems to have brought benefits for most of the participants – the alain-frachonLibyan people as a whole, NATO, President Barack Obama, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and, very particularly, French President Nicholas Sarkozy.

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ENGLAND’S SUMMER OF FLAMES: WHAT DOES IT PORTEND?

As Britain’s political parties open their season of party conferences, leaders are publicly garretmartinassessing the impact and implications of the days and nights of rage that set England afire this summer.  How worried should they be? And how should the outburst be interpreted across Europe and in the U.S.? Is this a year of coincidences in violence or is it another global upheaval – like 1848 or 1968? – that seeks to upend a world order that outlived its sell-by date?

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  • How Automation Shapes the Labor Market AND Political Preferences

    By Thomas Kurer, University of Zurich and Bruno Palier, Sciences Po, Paris

    We do not believe that Brexit, Trump, or the alarming success of radical right parties in almost all European countries should be interpreted as mere “electoral accidents.” Instead, we suggest that the current destructuring of political systems is connected to the profound transformation of labor markets in times of automation. Our core argument is that the specific effects of current technological innovations are key to understanding their political implications.

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

New from the Bertelsmann Foundation

The Bertelsmann Foundation is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC with a transatlantic perspective on global challenges.

"Edge of a Precipice" by Nathan Crist

"Newpolitik" by Emily Hruban

 

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