09.05.2017

How Trump might save the EU

A De Balie affiliate debate

Our fate in his hands? Starting off with an unusual proposal, De Balie look at the fate of Europe in a blockbuster election year with Ivan Krastev and Luiza Bialasiewicz. How could the Trump effect save us from our own new right and where will the EU stand at the end of 2017?
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22.11.2016

Brexit: a victory for democracy or fact-free politics?

A de Buren & Institute of Ideas affiliate debate

The will of the people? Populism, post-factual politics or taking back control? de Buren and the Institute of Ideas look at the conduct and the conclusion of the Brexit referendum in this Battle of Ideas satellite debate, asking whether the British people have got what they want or been sold down the river and what it all means for the future of democracy.
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08.07.2016

Free speech now? How much freedom of expression can we tolerate?

A Freiblickinstitut Time to Talk debate

Sticks and stones...? Satirists and populists both employ deliberately offensive phraseology to make their points, but, while the efforts of the one group are often extolled, those of the other come in for consistent criticism. What really differentiates the two approaches and should it be our duty to restrict speech considered likely to incite violence or is it more important to protect the principles of free speech from a culture of proscription? Watch the video highlights!

06.04.2015

Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?

A TTT debate by The Red House

Coming over here, taking our... How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As we see a new wave of populism feed on and promote fears of migration, then grow large on the backs of the distrust it has sewn, The Red House looks to untangle the many woven threads linking populism, migration and institutional mistrust. Watch the video highlights!

12.11.2014

The vote against the EU: populism or protest?

A deBuren and Institute of Ideas affiliate debate

Here to stay? The European elections of 2014 sent shockwaves through the European political establishment. deBuren and the Institute of Ideas ask, what significance should be apportioned to these results and how we should perceive the parties involved - how are we to interprete the results of the elections, as populism, protest, a soon to be forgotten blip or the start of something new? Read more!

06.11.2012

(at) Home in Europe

A Coolpolitics TTT debate

Identity 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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20.10.2012

Europe’s new far right: fear or fantasy?

An Institute of Ideas debate

Extremism 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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20.10.2012

European Spring?

An Institute of Ideas debate

Political Unrest 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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07.07.2012

Grassroots Europe

A Project Forum TTT debate

Civic Participation Project Forum asked if it is viable to speak of a European public, what price we are willing to pay for the European Union’s unity and whether the EU's institutions are legitimate? This debate wondered whether it was once more the case that the powerful rule and the weaker obey and what real influence the European voter has nowadays?
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04.11.2010

Battle of Ideas 2016: the new populism

On Saturday the 22nd October 2016, the Institute of Ideas discussed what is commonly described as the new populism, looking at how new movements are suddenly replacing traditional political parties throughout Europe and the US.

This debate formed part of the 2016 edition of the Battle of Ideas debates festival, which you can find more information on via the links below. Other recordings from the Battle of Ideas will be being uploaded in the coming days and weeks and to receive up-to-date information about recordings from both these and other Time to Talk events, you can follow us on our Facebook and/or Twitter accounts, where we regularly publish information about new material.