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Dismantling the Greek Tammany Hall

Posted  April 24, 2013  by  Politis

Politis reprint The information gradually coming to light regarding corruption in the Greece’s local government demonstrates to what extent fraudulent behavior had spread across the country. Judging from the kind of evidence that is currently emerging, it is becoming increasingly clear that a large number of mayors had developed small fiefdoms based on clientelism, were […]

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To which party would you be matched if you were a Greek voter? Choose4Greece

Posted  May 1, 2012  by  ip-admin

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?   Greek citizens can find out which political parties they are closest to ideologically by using a new online tool designed by a group […]

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Citizenship resources online

Posted  July 2, 2016  by  Politis

By Niko Adamopoulos Editor’s note. Niko Adamopoulos is a summer intern at the Dukakis Center from Colgate University, where he is a junior in international studies. While in Thessaloniki he will volunteer in local humanitarian efforts with refugees and migrants from Syria and other countries. Here he compiles an annotated list of blogs on citizenship […]

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The same language

Posted  November 27, 2015  by  DW

By Alexia Apostolina A cloudy morning in November we woke up, dressed as warm as we could with a smile on our faces, bags with pullovers, raincoats and everything else we wanted to give to those people. Heroes.  In the bus everyone seemed unsure, wondering about what we would come across in Eidomeni. Many feelings, many […]

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Center right, center left: How’d we do?

Posted  February 5, 2013  by  Politis

How’d we do? Not especially well if we give credence to the methodology of the recently published Pew Charitable Trusts’ Election Performance Index. Scores of near-systemic flaws were reported throughout the US in 2008 and again in 2010, giving rise to doubts about the integrity of the voting process across the country. Even states which […]

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What is needed now

Posted  June 4, 2012  by  pdcadmin

By Marten van Heuven The author is a retired senior US diplomat with extensive experience in European affairs. He contributed this note in response to an invitation by Politis for thoughts on the trans-Atlantic dimensions of the crisis in Greece and the eurozone. I find the situation in Greece and in Europe unsettling, in part […]

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How simple it is to know who’s who

Posted  July 29, 2013  by  DW

Fact checkers and vote counters are legion in the US. Here is site that prides itself for being up on the latest in IT developments. No hiding behind the anonymity of an electronic vote. At issue in this instance is an amendment to cut off funding the the recently divulged NSA spying program. Now, who […]

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“Public administration is almost a bad word…”

Posted  June 3, 2013  by  Politis

The Volcker Alliance was launched in 2013 to address the challenge of effective execution of public policies and to rebuild public trust in government. As a nonpartisan organization based in New York City, the Volcker Alliance aims to catalyze new thinking and action with respect to federal, state, and local government in the U.S. and […]

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Why is the Greek crisis over?

Posted  April 10, 2014  by  DW

By David Wisner The international news is awash with stories of Greece’s return to the bond market. It is fashionable again for Greece to be in the headlines. The “success story” line is ubiquitous. As Hugo Dixon writes in Reuters, the Greek rebound is “astonishing.” Why? First, it is important to acknowledge that the discerning […]

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Image of the day

Posted  April 1, 2013  by  Politis
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Saying of the day 1/29/14

Posted  January 29, 2014  by  Politis

“I’ve never sung anywhere without giving the people listening to me the chance to join in — as a kid, as a lefty, as a man touring the U.S.A. and the world, as an oldster. I guess it’s kind of a religion with me. Participation. That’s what’s going to save the human race.” — Pete […]

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Are Europe’s education systems failing young people?

Posted  May 18, 2013  by  Politis

Debating Europe is asking this question in its online forum: Are Europe’s education systems failing young people? “All this week, Debating Europe has been publishing a themed series of posts looking at the issue of youth unemployment in Europe. With young people the first to be fired and the last to be hired in a […]

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Public Service 101

Posted  October 17, 2016  by  Politis

By Lydia Richards. Nailing down a definition of public and humanitarian service is difficult. It is one of those tricky phrases that means something different depending on the context in which it is examined. I think it is important to explore the implications of the definition, especially for me as an intern for an organization […]

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Open the doors/where are the people?

Posted  April 3, 2013  by  DW

By David Wisner Growing up my friends and I used to play a small game with our hands. We would start with our hands clasped, thumbs aligned, index fingers erect. “Here is the church/here is the steeple/open the doors/where are the people?” We would then interlock our fingers and perform the same series of steps: […]

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Citizens or consultants?

Posted  November 24, 2013  by  pdcadmin

By Zaid Jilani A few weeks ago, the massive consulting firm Deloitte came to my public policy school – the Maxwell School at Syracuse University – to conduct what it called a “case challenge.” The students who participated were separated into groups and presented with a sample consulting challenge. At the end of the multi-day […]

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Unemployment: this is no joke

Posted  April 2, 2013  by  Politis

This is, unfortunately, not an April fools joke. “Greece’s record 27 unemployment rate – which some analysts said could soon hit 30 percent – could even undermine the government if social unrest increases because 60 percent of the jobless have been out of work for more than a year and have no benefits,” according to […]

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In defense of quiet activism

Posted  April 4, 2012  by  M P

By Maria Patsarika Last week I went to an interesting talk about the role of social sciences in these days of financial, political and social crisis and insecurity for Greece. Throughout the talk a critical question was lingering in the air, like the elephant in the room: “Why do most social scientists and intellectuals typically […]

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GovLab

Posted  April 21, 2013  by  Politis

“The Governance Lab (The GovLab) aims to improve people’s lives by changing how we govern. We are seeking new ways to solve public problems using advances in technology and science. Innovations in technology and science are empowering individuals to engage with one another – and with traditional institutions of governance – to tackle problems more […]

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Where in Athens not to go out alone at night

Posted  June 7, 2013  by  Politis

        Crisis maps: an innovative way to measure the very real threat to civil society posed by violent attacks on migrants in Athens. Users are invited to submit reports here.  

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