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A Citizen’s Guide to Greece 2015

 
 

 
 

Ready to govern?

By David Wisner I read Guy Dinmore’s characterization in today’s Financial Times of the members of the M5S party of Beppo Grillo elected to one or the other of the houses in the Italian Parliament with a sense of w...
 
 
 

Democratic futures: mobilizing voices and remixing youth participation

“There has been a longstanding narrative of youth political apathy and disengagement from democratic life. However, this perception is now giving way to a richer account, one that seeks to illuminate the dynamic ways in w...
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It’s our right: I think I’ll vote

In this week’s installment of “It’s our right,” college student Iliana Sansi, who is eligible to vote for the first time in her life, deliberates whether she wants to exercise this right on May 6. The la...
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To which party would you be matched if you were a Greek voter? Choose4Greece

Choose4Greece is an online application which calculates voters’ ideological congruence with political parties for the May 6 election in Greece.   To which party would you be matched if you were a Greek voter?   Gr...
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Dealing with Golden Dawn

By John Psaropoulos Not for the first time, the spokesman for Greece’s far-right Golden Dawn party was in the spotlight for unbecoming conduct last Wednesday. He used profanity in parliament against a fellow member, who sugge...
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Saying of the day: 3/31/13

  “Obama is very possibly a world-historical political figure, and until those who oppose him come to grips with this fact, they will get him wrong every time.” — John Podhoretz
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Surprise -This is a Great Time for Public Service!

By Michael S. Dukakis September 13, 1999 Editor’s note. We present here Michael Dukakis’ inaugural address at the Michael S. Dukakis Chair for Public Policy and Service to close out this phase in the life of Politis...
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Gaming the election?

By David Wisner Researchers Robert Epstein and Ronald E. Robertson have prepared a paper in which they argue that an Internet search engine, not Google necessarily but  “a future Google,” might be able to manipulat...
 
 
 

Greeks not trying hard enough

By Livingston Merchant I just read the article entitled “The Greeks aren’t even trying,” in a blog named Testosterone Pit by Wolf Richter. I work as a professor of history and international affairs at Raparin ...
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2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index

Greece’s position in Deloitte’s 2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index is outright depressing. In terms of current competitiveness and of projected rankings for 2018, Greece is dead last among the 38 countr...
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