Revue de Presse: Sept. 1

1 September 2019 |

Boris Johnson’s decision to “prorogue” parliament has set off a fresh wave of Brexit controversy. In the TLS, Philip Salmon explains some notable historical examples of past prorogations. Salmon notes […]

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Revue de Presse: August 4

4 August 2019 |

Welcome to Tocqueville 21’s weekly revue de presse—now appearing on Sundays—where we recap some of the most thought-provoking articles we’ve seen on democracy and politics in France, the US, and beyond. […]

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The Rule of Law: Battleground for Democracy

10 November 2018 |

Image by Kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International ; https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vladimir_Putin_and_Nicolas_Sarkozy_(2015-10-29)_01_(cropped).jpg) It has become commonplace to diagnose European politics with a populist disease, even as the meaning of populism […]

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Populism vs. the Left?

(Lire en français) Review of Chantal Mouffe, For a Left Populism (Verso, 2018)   Though the Belgian philosopher Chantal Mouffe remains far better known in the Anglo-American world than in France, this […]

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Italy: The Politics of Frustration

16 March 2018 |

“When France sneezes, Europe catches cold”: in these days, Count Metternich’s famous quip could arguably be extended to nearly all European democracies, whose precarious health reverberates on the whole Continent. […]

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