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Political Science in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Political science, probably like many other social sciences, seems stuck in an age that many of our students have never lived, and will never live. Our students live in an age of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and of problems that are far beyond local borders in a world dominated by thinking within borders. In this age, it is […]

How achievable are the UK’s 12 goals for Brexit?

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The government’s new White Paper on Brexit is optimistically described as meant to achieve a new partnership with the European Union. But before that can happen, the terms of divorce must be negotiated, and that is never easy. The first goal of the government’s Brexit White Paper is to introduce certainty and clarity, subject to […]

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German election threatens Bojo’s diet

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When Martin Schulz resigned as president of the European Parliament to return to German politics, many British saw that as removing an opponent of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s goal of the UK having its cake and eating it too, that is, gaining generous special terms when it leaves the European Union. The bad news is […]

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NEWS

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–  ΝΕΟ BLOG: κ. Αλέξανδρος Κυριακίδης “Το ΔΝΤ, το Ελληνικό Χρέος, και το 3ο Ελληνικό Πρόγραμμα” –  NEW ARTICLE  on the Greek Crisis and the EU-IMF assistance programmes by Alexandros Kyriakidis in IJES 24(2) 2016 – full article on “The Greek Crisis 2009-2015: A Comprehensive Analysis of the EU-IMF Financial Assistance Programs”

Applying principles can be harder than stating them

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Theresa May’s speech confirms that Brexit means being all out of the EU rather than half-way out. However, the British government is less than half way down the road to that destination, because it has not yet started to specify how it will apply the Prime Minister’s principles. Once the government gives formal notice of withdrawal […]

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‘Brexit’s Implications for the EU’s relations with international organisations’ by Nele Ewers-Peters

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While most of the current Brexit discussions concern whether British Prime Minister Theresa May and her government will opt for a hard or soft exit, it is relevant to think a step further. Since Theresa May’s announcement to go with the so-called hard Brexit, both the British government and the European Union will need to […]

The Brexit negotiation is not a google search

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In a Google search you put in what you are looking for and get thousands of results, with just what you want near the top of the list. Even if there is no exact match, you will get a number of suggestions that meet most of your requirements. Like a blank Google search prompt, the […]

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Τα Μέτρα Αναδιανομής και η Επιστολή Τσακαλώτου

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Η επιστολή του Υπουργού Οικονομικών δεν περιλαμβάνει νέες δεσμεύσεις, δεν ανακαλεί τα μέτρα που ανακοινώθηκαν από τον Πρωθυπουργό, ούτε και έρχεται σε αντίθεση με την υλοποίηση των μέτρων στην Ελληνική έννομη τάξη. Τα μέτρα που λήφθηκαν δεν φαίνεται να εμπίπτουν στο πλαίσιο της δέσμευσης αποφυγής μονομερών ενεργειών

EU Exit – The Role of the Left

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The left finds itself in a difficult position.  Its role is needed more than ever in the post-WWII period.  However, its internal divisions limit its impact on developments.  This state of limbo must be overcome, if the left is to be able to push forward and work towards putting an end to the crisis in […]

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