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Merkel 4.0: Chancellor Merkel’s marathon continues

Simon Bulmer

The election result has reduced Merkel’s authority and introduced new domestic constraints, just as space for new possibilities at the EU level are opening up Analysis of the German election held on Sunday 24th September has tended to focus on two features: the re-election of Chancellor Merkel alongside the new threat to German politics posed by the electoral success (with … Continue reading

28 September 2017 by
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Trump, the Russia sanctions and Europe’s energy future

The significant deterioration in US-Russia relations and new sanctions could profoundly impact the EU and its energy needs The melodrama around Donald Trump has obscured the significance of recent events in American politics to the energy future of Europe. At the end of July President Trump signed into law a bill passed with near unanimity by Congress that, among other … Continue reading

24 August 2017 by
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2016 and the return of the nation-state

Whilst the turbulence of this year has caused political shocks the apparent resurgence of the nation-state should be no surprise Much of the political rhetoric that has been deployed during this period of political turbulence can make 2016 appear as the year the nation-state returned.  Yet for all the shock value associated with the year’s political events this apparent resurgence … Continue reading

21 December 2016 by
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Vorsprung durch Technik?  Germany and the Eurozone crisis

Simon Bulmer

Key aspects of Germany’s approach to the Eurozone crisis are structural, but they still have a ‘dark side’ So, Greece managed to make its loan repayments (€750m to the IMF) on 11 May 2015. However, the road ahead remains arduous, with almost daily speculation about GREXIT.  Relations with Germany were never going to be easy, given their governments’ diametrically opposed … Continue reading

27 May 2015 by
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SPERI Paper No.8 published – The Crisis of the Euro: The Problem of German Power Revisited

SPERI Paper No.8 has arrived. The paper entitled The Crisis of the Euro:  The Problem of German Power Revisited by Helen Thompson (Reader in Politics & Director of Studies at Clare College, University of Cambridge and SPERI Honorary Research Fellow) was published today. The paper argues that the durability of the euro appears to rest on the impossibility of abandoning it, … Continue reading

10 December 2013 by
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Global Races

Tony Payne

It’s right to focus attention on Britain’s position in the global political economy, but we need a more sophisticated way of thinking about this issue than the notion of a race Global races have become a new focus of economic and political debate in Britain this autumn.  David Cameron was first into the field, launching his notion of the ‘global … Continue reading

1 November 2013 by
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