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The state of the right: Poland

on August 24th, 2010 | Values

In Poland, the right has a significant political advantage: its history is inextricably linked with the history of the struggle against the communist regime, and the democratic transition. Today, the right dominates Poland’s political scene and mobilizes around three quarters of the electorate. Since 2005, the opposition between two major right-wing parties, PiS (Prawo i […]

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The state of the right: Italy

on July 29th, 2010 | Values

In the history of Republican Italy, reference to rightwing politics and parties, in opposition to those of the left, has only been made since 1994. Earlier use of the explicit distinction between the right and the left, seen as rival political forces, was limited to the years 1861-1876, the first 15 years of the Kingdom […]

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The state of the right: Sweden and Denmark

on July 27th, 2010 | Values

At the beginning of 2010, Sweden and Denmark were governed by centre-right coalitions. Considering that the Scandinavian countries are often seen as a bastion of social democracy, this may appear surprising, but liberal and conservative parties have always played an important role in the politics of both countries. While centre-right governments are still very much […]

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The State of the Right: Great Britain

on July 14th, 2010 | Values

This article is the first in a series that Fondapol plans to publish on the right in Europe over the coming months. We will be looking at a total of ten European countries. Fondapol few weeks ahead of the British general election, Fondapol has devoted its first article to Great Britain. The author, David Hanley, […]

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Iran: civil revolution?

on July 14th, 2010 | Values

What exactly happened in Iran in June 2009? Why, when Ahmadinejad’s election in 2005 failed to spark any protests, did the Iranian people take to the streets after his re-election four years later? What are the precise characteristics of the protest movement that emerged following the disputed 12 June 2009 election? Who were the young […]

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The Netherlands: The Populist Temptation

on July 14th, 2010 | Values

In this Study, the author, Christophe de Voogd, a history lecturer at Sciences Po, offers an in-depth analysis of Dutch society – long viewed as open, supportive and confident, but currently in the throes of a deep malaise marked by a crisis of government and questions over the integration of Islamic migrants, among other issues. […]

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From 29 January to 19 March: Civil Service vs. Civil Society?

on July 8th, 2010 | Values

Trade unions called for a new day of strikes and demonstrations for all professions on 19 March, focusing on the themes of employment, public services and purchasing power. This protest day followed the mobilisation of January 29, which the Fondation decided to study in a survey carried out by TNS Sofres. The findings pointed out […]

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The 2009 European Elections Confirmed the Supremacy of the Right in the EU

on July 8th, 2010 | Values

The 2009 European Elections Confirmed the Supremacy of the Right in the EU Coinciding with José Manuel Barroso’s re-election at the head of the European Commission, the Fondation pour l’Innovation Politique offers an analysis of the June 2009 European election results, by Corinne Deloy and Dominique Reynié.The authors highlight the absence of a “green wave”, […]

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Young People Facing the Future. An International Survey

on January 26th, 2010 | Values

What aspirations are motivating today’s youth? How do they view family, employment, or society as a whole? As of what age is one considered “young”? At what age is one no longer young? In order to tackle these far-reaching issues, we are relying upon an international survey of 22,000 people conducted by Kairos Future Institute […]

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The rise of a new European sentiment

on May 21st, 2009 | Values

Survey of 15,130 Europeans across the 27 EU Member States Three weeks before the European elections, the Fondation pour l’innovation politique, in partnership with Le Figaro, releases the findings of a survey of 15,130 Europeans. This survey is not about vote intentions, but about what is at stake, the choices European citizens are willing to […]

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