Spanish Indignados: alive and ready to run in the elections
The 2008 financial collapse doubtlessly meant a turning point for Spain according to different perspectives. However, the most outstanding one could be the country’s political transformation shifting from its two-party system established since the 1978’s democratic transition with a decision-making process ruled by economic and political elites, to the […]
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The Inequality Timebomb: how the financial crisis created a social crisis
Is inequality rising? What are the different facets of inequality? Future Challenges bloggers from around the world write about this critical issue.
Growth vs. Sustainability: not the most exciting match in Italy
If growth is a dead word in Italian political debate, as discussed in my previous article on Austerity for Growth?, it seems that political and social awareness In Italy is also very low when it comes to sustainability issues. The Green Party disappeared together with the Rainbow Left in […]
Austerity: Less is More?
What can the experiences of people and communities tell us about the value of austerity measures? Have austerity policies exacerbated inequality in our societies, or rendered us all more equal? How do people in different countries view austerity policies?
Surviving a Debt Crisis – Lessons for Europe from Latin America
Today, on behalf of the Bertelsmann Stiftung & the Bertelsmann Foundation in Washington DC, we would very much like to invite you to take part in an after work roundtable discussion on: Surviving a Debt Crisis – Lessons for Europe from Latin America Prof. Dr. Rolf Langhammer Former Vice President Kiel Institute for the […]