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What ASEAN needs to learn from Brexit

Ahmad-Risky-Umar

ASEAN needs to develop stronger leadership and become more democratic. Failure to do this will mean it continue to be fragmented and vulnerable to the danger of ‘breaking up’ Recent crises in the European Union, from Brexit to the recent Italian Constitutional referendum have sparked debate about the future of the EU, not only in the Europe, but also outside … Continue reading

31 January 2017 by
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Dodd-Frank: From Economic Crisis to Regulatory Reform – New SPERI Paper

Our latest SPERI Paper, published today, looks at how the US system of financial regulation has come under increased criticism in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis. As the crisis deepened, regulatory reform became a political necessity but no consensus existed on what direction reform should take. In 2010, after a long political battle, the US Congress passed the … Continue reading

14 June 2016 by
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Paul Ryan as the Prince of Paupers

David Coates

The hard-nosed approach to poverty from the American Right is a threat to long-term democratic stability in the United States Given the scale and depth of poverty in the United States, it is not surprising that periodically debates about it should surface in Washington DC. What is more surprising is that the issue of poverty is not permanently centre-stage. It … Continue reading

15 April 2014 by
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Social security in the cross-hairs

David Coates

The last remaining pillar of the New Deal era is increasingly endangered In the UK, pension reform is controversial enough, though it rarely occupies centre-stage for long and there is often common ground between the parties. In the US, by contrast, the reform of Social Security is a perennial political issue, and it is now heavily partisan in nature. The … Continue reading

27 November 2013 by
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