In the eve of 2014 elections, a challenge of politicising dichotomies among europarties, empowering citizens with a real choice and restoring sense of the European politics are at the core of the pan-European scientific deliberations featured in “Queries”.
Europe on the brink of ruin had to be the theme of our issue. We considered that – 4 years after the beginning of this crisis – it is time to assess the first and concrete impacts of the crisis for the people and the economic system.
The metamorphosis of international relations brought about by the processes of globalisation on the one hand and the global financial crisis on the other, have thrown up a divisive set of questions within the left around progressive internationalism and outward facing political and economic
Emancipation of women has been a core part of the left wing ideology. Despite the proud tradition of the social democratic movement and especially of its feminist organisations, it seems that the ownership of the so called “women’s affairs agenda” is no longer exclusively in the hands of progressive
A decade into the new century, Europe is beset by a striking mood of social pessimism. 49% of EU citizens believe they will be worse off in 20 years time, with majorities perceiving the rise of emerging economies as direct threats to their living standards.
The disastrous consequences of the recent financial, economic and social crisis exposed the bankruptcy of today’s’ world order, dictated by a neo-liberal ideology. Its obvious inability to respond to global challenges makes it inadequate for the 21st century.
Queries serving as a guideline in selecting themes and articles that pose the most crucial questions and can stimulate an intellectual debate, it comes with no surprise that this issue commemorates late Tony Judt and his work.
Since the beginning FEPS has been strongly involved in a debate on gender equality, which in fact was one of the very first projects that it established. This issue reviews the history of the struggle for gender equality in national member states, in Europe and elaborates on the progressive agenda
In 2009, FEPS launched a call for papers addressing PhD and PhD candidates to elaborate on how they saw Europe in a decade, within the framework of its Next Left programme, run under the leadership of former Austrian Chancellor Alfred GUSENBAUER.
This new issue is devoting to Europe’s current democratic challenges in a context when Europeans are tortured by austerity and the trust in political institutions, both national and European, is collapsing.