'Challenges to EU Law and Governance in the Member States' - EUI, Florence, Italy, 8 June 2018

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Eurosceptic and nationalist forces have been gaining ground in many Member States. The ideal
of an ever closer union, built on fundamental freedoms and the rule of law, has been shaken
by the UK’s decision to leave the EU and by illiberal democratic developments in Hungary and
Poland. The free movement of citizens, economic migration and the influx of third-country
refugees tend to be particularly controversial in the Member States.

2018 APSA Annual Meeting - 'Democracy and Its Discontents' - Boston, USA, 30 August-2 September 2018

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Democracy and Its Discontents

The theme for this year’s meeting of the American Political Science Association is Democracy and Its Discontents. These are challenging times for democracy. In many established democracies, the aftermath of the 2008 and the 2011 economic crises is opening up new spaces for new challengers and popular grievances. The complex relationship between national systems of rule and a global economy is leading to greater tensions both within democracies and between them. Existing rules and party systems are under strain as new cleavages emerge, with populism, nativism, and illiberalism all jostling for popular support, as well as new experiments in representation.