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Media commentators’ concern over the German Constitutional Court (BVG) ruling on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP) appears to have been replaced by concerns over the consideration by the Bank of England over the potential introduction of negative interest rates, another of the ECB’s monetary policy instruments. However, the implications of...
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In this book Michael Lloyd discusses the relations between populism, nationalism, democracy, and federalism. The book analyses the nature of populism, its characteristics, and its attractions to wide swathes of national populations. Nationalism is linked to the innate tribalism of human societies. The emergence of the nation-state is discussed in the context of humankind having...
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There is a great deal of misleading discussion across the media and, indeed by MPs and government ministers, about the constitutional failure of the government and of parliament. The May-led government has undoubtedly made catastrophic misjudgements in its desire to hold together an almost irretrievably fractured Conservative party in attempting (and so far failing) to...
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There are three major concerns with regard to Brexit for the UK: the internal UK economic and political damage caused by Brexit; the geo-political damage done to and by the UK in leaving the EU at a time of intensifying militant nationalism across not only Europe, but the world; the unconstitutional and undemocratic manner in...
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A Senior Research Fellow of the GPI, Dr Michael Lloyd, is to contribute to an ‘EU Centre of Excellence’ project leading to publication of a book in October 2019. The project will be managed by Professor Angelo Santagostino of the Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, AYBU, Turkey. Michael will be contributing two 6000/7000 word chapters: “Brexit...
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The motivation for writing the pamphlet was my concern about the rise of ‘nationalist populism’, partly engendered by the growing marketisation in all areas of our political and economic lives. The popular resentment which underlies this anti-elitism, whereas nationalism is a ‘horizontal’ objection to ‘the other’. (See House of Lords Library Note, 2017). I want...
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Review by Dr Michael Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute. Europe’s Hybrid Threats – What Kinds of Power Does the EU Need in the 21st Century? edited by Giray Sadık There is always a problem reviewing an edited volume of essays. The variability of the contributions obviates anything other than a brief eclectic view of...
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