Politique et société

Securing a Connection: Governments’ Future in the World of Tech

20 juillet 2019 Politique et société

Tech companies are transforming global power dynamics but their antagonistic relationships with governments threaten a future where societies can fully benefit from the fast-paced creation of technologies. Cooperation is needed to achieve true progress by successfully adapting to the transformative consequences of tech phenomena such as digitalization and the rise of big data.

Valeria Filippova

Can We Nudge the Diabetes Crisis Away? A UK Perspective

16 avril 2019 Politique et société

Tackling the growing diabetes crisis with short-term behavioral-inspired lifestyle interventions is a positive step forward, but not enough to ensure long-term behavioral change. The UK government must also address the structural issues contributing to diabetes using traditional economic policies such as extending the sugar tax and enacting stricter advertising regulations and zoning laws.

Martha Selwyn

Diaspora Politics and the Growing Influence of Sharp Powers

9 juillet 2018 Politique et société

In recent years, authoritarian and semi-authoritarian states have used technological advancements to extend influence or control over “their” diaspora for political purposes. Recent examples of this are troubling: as the long arms of authoritarian states increasingly undermine social cohesion and democratic values, the need for adequate policy responses in democratic states has become urgent.

Laura Meijer

Back to the Future? Populism and Spatial Inequality

28 janvier 2018 Politique et société

The rise of populism and the growing political polarization in advanced economies has exposed the phenomenon of spatial inequality. Globalization and digitalization amplify spatial inequalities by further concentrating “gains” and “losses.” For policymakers, confronting this complex problem without promising a “return to the past” is the challenge of our time.

George Kibala Bauer

The Threat of Illiberal Populism

19 juin 2017 Politique et société

Populism has taken an illiberal turn. Protecting liberal, pluralist societies from the threat of illiberal populism will require deep reforms to our education, communications, and political systems.

Dylan Chambers

Tu Felix Austria

17 mai 2017 Politique et société

The small country of Austria where 2016 did not entail a win for the far-right might have some lessons for liberals who fear a dire 2017.

Stefan Zweiker