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Europe in the Macron Era: En Marche Once More?

Europe in the Macron Era: En Marche Once More?

Following Macron’s victory, Europe’s leaders must show that the EU can provide the opportunities it promises, through delivery on the issues that voters care about most.

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Populism and Religious Nationalism in France and Indonesia

Religion appears to re-emerge in both French and Indonesian elections as a source of national identity to exclude those who do not share the heritage of the majority.

Why Macron’s Victory Is a Triumph for Disillusionment and Populism

Why Macron’s Victory Is a Triumph for Disillusionment and Populism

Emmanuel Macron’s victory represents the reproduction of the same forces which birthed the recent wave of popular apathy and hostility to transnational elites.

A Guide to the Unpredictable French Presidential Election

A Guide to the Unpredictable French Presidential Election

This French presidential election is by far the most unpredictable of recent decades. The new French political landscape is more fascinating than ever.

Islamophobia(s) In the Aftermath of the Nice Attack

Islamophobia(s) In the Aftermath of the Nice Attack

To understand the changing nature of Islamophobia, it is necessary to understand it in the plural and to differentiate between its illiberal and liberal forms.

Qui est Charlie?

Qui est Charlie?

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks some commentators have said that free speech should have no limits. In fact, it does – and nearly everyone agrees that it should.

There Aren’t Any Moderate Muslims in France

There Aren’t Any Moderate Muslims in France

Charlie Hebdo has often played the role of public conscience in France, raising important concerns, lashing out at social injustice, and parodying public idiocy.

La Haine: Laïcité, Charlie Hebdo and the Republican War on Religion

La Haine: Laïcité, Charlie Hebdo and the Republican War on Religion

The Republican war against religion has played its part in creating the conditions whereby the message of the jihadis now has resonance amongst the alienated youth.

Balancing on a Warship

Balancing on a Warship

In a precarious but skilful positioning in its Mistral contract with Russia, France will continue to stand firmly infirm between domestic and international duties.

Policing in France: Some Tips for a Would-be President?

Policing in France: Some Tips for a Would-be President?

Any would-be president needing better ratings could improve the state’s relationship with large sections of its citizenry by addressing the institution of policing.

S.A.S. v France: The French Burqa Ban and Religious Freedom

S.A.S. v France: The French Burqa Ban and Religious Freedom

The conclusion of the Court in the S.A.S. case is disappointing. It gives leeway to states to legislate to uphold the very nebulous concept of ‘living together’.

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