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Lotus Festival brings the world to Bloomington

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By Andrew Miller Recently the streets of downtown Bloomington underwent a transformation. The bustle of traffic and the sound of honking horns was replaced with the hum of excited crowds and the beats of music from around the world. The 21st Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, which brings artists from across the globe to […]

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Serbia – fourteen years after the overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic

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By Dimitrije Tasic October 5, 2014 marked fourteen years since the Democratic Opposition of Serbia coalition staged a mass protest in Belgrade forcing Slobodan Milosevic, president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) at the time, to resign. Butcher of the Balkans, a sobriquet coined for Milosevic in the Western media, reigned over Serbia for […]

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Puppet-master Putin: Part II

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by Ana Fumurescu First Ukraine, now Romania. While Putin has not been focusing his attention as closely on the “island of Latinity” in the Slavic sea as he has on the now war-torn Ukraine, he nevertheless seems to have his fingers tied around a few Romanian strings. Russia Today, the Kremlin’s television propaganda network, just […]

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A Quiet Success? The EU-China Partnership in Practice

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How are Sino-European relations doing today? “Rather well, since you ask.” This could have been President Xi Jinping’s reply to a hypothetical question he could have been asked during his recent visit to Brussels. For slightly over ten years since the launch of the EU-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, links between the two giants are wider […]

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Regulating health for a democratic, transparent and accountable European Union

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In an age of complex public policy challenges and disenfranchisement with the European project, what model of regulation can best facilitate collective, democratic and transparent policy-making? The second session of Forum 2 at this year’s European Health Forum Gastein set out to explore this question. In an unusual and stimulating debate format, two experts presented […]

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Fake neutrality

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For better or for worse, sport, politics and big business are closely linked. Nowhere is this more apparent than around  sport mega-events, where political and economic agendas are omnipresent. Between Sochi and Rio de Janeiro, the year 2014 has again provided ample illustration for how the immense social reach of sport is instrumentalised for global […]

Fair competition and legitimacy

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  Like many team sports football is essentially competitive. Even among friends the game provides more pleasure if played with the aim of winning. But each competition needs rules that are perceived as just. Nothing is as likely to kill the interest of the game than the perception that there is no level playing field […]

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From description to analysis: why EU environmental policy research needs to move beyond the theoretical mainstream

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The 44th conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) took place in University College Cork last week. It brought together about 400 scholars, including one hundred postgraduate students to discuss recent research in EU studies. As the biggest EU studies association, UACES and its general conference afford a great opportunity to gauge the state of […]

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Juncker, Tusk, Mogherini and the EU’s credibility crisis

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After months of public wrangling and backroom discussions over the selection of the candidates for the vacancies of key institutional posts the EU is now finally in a position to address its mounting internal and external challenges with a new guard of official representatives. The selection process itself resembled very much the traditional style of […]

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The good old Panzer stereotype

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Football has always been a major producer of stereotypes. The invention of ‘national playing styles’ at the beginning of 20th century drew, inevitably, massively on extra-sportive stereotypes accumulated over the centuries and safely stored in national narratives of perception and self-perception. The fact that for over a century, football discourse has been produced (and endlessly […]

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