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democracy

The power of trust
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What has been the impact of our 24 hour lifestyle upon the development of modern science and politics? Coolpolitics look at our fading trust for all things official and ask if the question doesn't perhaps lie in the pressure for results which we put upon our public figures.
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Social insecurities and security politics
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Depo looks at Turkey's security politics, taking in their origin, consolidation and present development: how much do people trust their institutions and what impact do these levels of trust have upon how confident people in Turkey feel in their everyday lives?
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The Amsterdam Conversation 2013
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The Amsterdam Conversation 2013 analysed the mistrust in European democratic institutions and the future of the union and it's subsidiary units. With 2013's discussions and workshops adressing pressing questions, Felix Meritis looked towards 2014's European elections in its annual Amsterdam Conversation.
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Give citizenship a chance
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While pluralism has become widely accepted in Central Europe, democratic institutions have suffered a rapid decline and a significant loss of credibility. Following Karel Schwarzenberg's observation that “this will never be the West”, Project Forum asks whether we are witnessing the emergence of a specific Central European representative democracy?
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What does the future hold for us and for Russia?
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And what about the future of Russia? Will public dissatisfaction with widespread corruption and the fallibility of key institutes suffice to bring about change or are reactionary mentalities so ingrained and distrust of modernity so prevalent that the near future will continue to mirror much of the country's recent past? The Sakharov Centre takes a closer look at the political dynamics determining sentiment in Russia today. Watch the video highlights!
The Amsterdam Conversation 2012
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As we approached the European Year of Citizens, Felix Meritis asked participants in the Amsterdam Conversation 2012 what role citizens had to play in a future Europe. Later, the abstraction of the financial industry and financial products were discussed, with the hope of preventing future crises like the one we are presently experiencing.
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Truth and Love
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In a time of European crisis the Central European Forum looks at the work of Václav Havel and aks where the rising tide of hatred in our societies is coming from, what role aggressive modern variants of populism are playing in this process and how we can stay true to the core values of love and truth.
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(at) Home in Europe
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What is European identity, where is it located and for what reasons do we as Europeans feel at home? We often consider ourselves to be of specific regional and national backgrounds, but, upon analysis, how realistic exactly are these identities in the modern pluralistic world we live in?
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Europe’s new far right: fear or fantasy?
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The National Front are resurgent in France, the English Defence League an emerging threat in the UK and Golden Dawn a rising force in Greece. How much of a threat are these groups in reality, is the so called "new European far-right" a serious concern or simply a serious exaggeration?
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European Spring?
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Is European politics starting to witness new forms of participation which could lead to a European equivalent of the recent Arab Spring or are we just seeing a rise in the superficial politics of populism? What is the reality of European politics today and how can we expect it to look in the future?
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European Democracy 3.0
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European Democracy: what is it, how would we design it anew, what do the youth of today see as being the best ways forward for the European Union of the future? Coolpolitics holds a brainstorming session with local members of the generation who will be the next to put these ideas into action.
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