A few months ago this author wrote that enforced austerity in Greece was undermining democracy. That, even if loans were repaid and debts exacted, the political cost of pushing people towards anti-European and anti-democratic radicals, would be so much greater in the long run for the future of Europe that no monetary sum was worth the risk. Instead, it argued, Europe should give Greece the economic space it needs to grow. In the heat of this latest crisis, it is necessary to examine first whether this prophecy has come true, that of greater radicalisation, and also whether the prescribed medicine is still the correct one. Continue reading “A European Dilemma. Austerity or Democracy for Greece?”
Tag: Current Affairs
The Radical Right: A Political Annoyance or a Cause of Cultural Intolerance?
Paranoia about the rise of the radical right has penetrated the minds of voters, the platforms of politicians, and the pages of the press and it is overshadowing pressing democratic and economic issues. However, is the radical right really in a position to make a genuine political difference? Continue reading “The Radical Right: A Political Annoyance or a Cause of Cultural Intolerance?”
Fracking: Can and Should Britain do it?
Monday, February 9th, the Energy & Environment Policy Centre held their first panel discussion of the year on the critical and divisive issue of hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, or, as it is commonly known, fracking. Continue reading “Fracking: Can and Should Britain do it?”
Transatlantic Trade: A Solution to Economic Stagnation or a Destroyer of European Standards?
TTIP, or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is an agreement between the US and the EU that emphasizes the depreciation of tariffs and the assuagement of trade regulations. While the deal will promote market accessibility, it will have serious consequences for major trade sectors, including pharmaceuticals, energy, clothing, and finance. Continue reading “Transatlantic Trade: A Solution to Economic Stagnation or a Destroyer of European Standards?”
Welcome to The Spectrum!
King’s Think Tank is building an online platform to reach a wider readership and expand its network of contributors. We will be publishing our policy recommendations, opinion pieces on current affairs and policy and updates on the events held at King’s College London. Continue reading “Welcome to The Spectrum!”