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COVID-19: Spur or restraint to citizen engagement?

Initially the COVID-19 crisis appeared to put a halt to street protests and other forms of citizen engagement in Europe. But the pandemic has also increased the value of solidarity, motivating involvement on behalf of people at risk. EUI research fellow Ioana-Elena Oana and colleagues have explored the ways in which perceived threats and ideological predispositions have shaped how and when people mobilise.

Who should pay for the COVID-19 crisis? Learning from war-time experiences

Progressive taxes could be one positive outcome of Covid-19, as people demand fiscal fairness following a crisis. SPS researcher Jakob Frizell explores the parallels with war-time fiscal politics and the constraints on governments today to meet such demands. Taxing the rich, he concludes, is still the wise choice.

What will 2020 bring? Finding our way in a more polarised world

In a recent report, researchers from the BRaVE project examine the causes driving social polarisation in the global north. Their work aims to provide guidance on creating the political, social and economic conditions that foster community resilience to the cleavages of our day.