Austria’s snap election: Is the Freedom Party (FPÖ) going to fade away?

In the wake of the 30 September Austrian general election, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) experienced a sharp decline in votes. Lenka Dražanová, Research Associate at the Migration Policy Centre’s Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM), offers her analysis of why the FPÖ lost out.

Don’t blame the voter (too much)

In an analysis of survey data from YouGov 2018, political scientist Philipp Genschel argues that voters are neither intrinsically nor intransigently nationalistic, and could be led towards supporting pro-solidarity policy.

Pastoralists: Seasoned to Uncertainty

Using lessons drawn from pastoral settings, PASTRES aims to open up a debate about how to embrace uncertainty in policy and practice to address global uncertainties.

Women, Leadership and the Media

Experts and practitioners in gender, media and law recommend a range of strategies to address gender imbalances in the media sector.

The Greek elections

EUI Professor George Papaconstantinou, author of Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis, analyses the recent parliamentary elections in Greece. The results, he argues, offer broader lessons on populism and for the European project.

Social investment now

Welfare state expert Anton Hemerijck argues that domestic spending on human capital initiatives such as training and lifelong education should be exempt from the fiscal rules of Europe’s Stability and Growth Pact.

Waking up to social Europe

Political scientists Ellen Immergut and Andra Roescu argue that the emphasis in the last European elections on big issues such as terrorism, the environment and immigration drew attention away from what is salient for most voters: a social Europe

Fiscal councils: A weapon against populism?

Recent EUI graduate and political scientist Tobias Tesche argues that non-partisan fiscal councils provide greater transparency on fiscal policy, strengthen EMU governance and reign in populist tendencies.