Prensa Nationalism and its Relationship with Liberal Democracy

Professor Benito Arruñada from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra and Javier Fernández Lasquetty, Director of the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations at the Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala, talked this morning about nationalism as an enemy of liberal democracy and the secessionist process in Catalonia.

Prensa The struggle to form a government in Italy

Once the consultations on the formation of the new government had begun, Mattarella was facing a difficult task, since there were many combinations and several candidates to chair it. The starting point is the accord between Movimento Cinque Stelle and Liga Norte to elect the presidents of the chambers. Let the Italian politicians surprise us once again with their ability to reach an impossible pact at the last minute.

Prensa What is at stake in Chile presidential elections?

This is a particularly decisive election for the future of our country. For the first time, since the return to democracy in 1990, Chile faces two roads that seem irreconcilable, in a definition preceded by years of polarization. The real dispute will be between the former President Sebastián Piñera, representative of the center-right coalition Chile Vamos (Chile let’s go); and Alejandro Guillier, a famous journalist, elected senator four years ago.

Prensa The Relentless Decline of Social Democracy in the West

Imagine a map of Europe showing which party of the Left or the Right heads the government. Twenty years ago, it would be almost wholly covered in red, the traditional color of European democratic socialism, not to be confused with “red for Republicans” in the United States. Today, following the bellwether elections in France and Germany, only five countries are inked in red, among them such giants as the tiny island of Malta.

Prensa The state of education in Spain

Do not expect anything. Regarding the state of education in Spain, it’s not like we’re entering Dante’s Inferno and someone must make us aware of what awaits us (in other words, what doesn’t wait for us: hope itself). It’s just that we’ve been in that hell for many years, and the illusion of a radical and true change has gradually disappeared following the frustrated or not even addressed reforms, the ideological stubbornness, a fundamentalism which alleged experts, who live from it, nourish like a sacred fire.

Prensa Nationalism and its Relationship with Liberal Democracy

07.04.2018. Professor Benito Arruñada from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra and Javier Fernández Lasquetty, Director of the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations at the Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala, talked this morning about nationalism as an enemy of liberal democracy and the secessionist process in Catalonia.

Prensa The struggle to form a government in Italy

04.09.2018. Once the consultations on the formation of the new government had begun, Mattarella was facing a difficult task, since there were many combinations and several candidates to chair it. The starting point is the accord between Movimento Cinque Stelle and Liga Norte to elect the presidents of the chambers. Let the Italian politicians surprise us once again with their ability to reach an impossible pact at the last minute.

Prensa What is at stake in Chile presidential elections?

11.18.2017. This is a particularly decisive election for the future of our country. For the first time, since the return to democracy in 1990, Chile faces two roads that seem irreconcilable, in a definition preceded by years of polarization. The real dispute will be between the former President Sebastián Piñera, representative of the center-right coalition Chile Vamos (Chile let’s go); and Alejandro Guillier, a famous journalist, elected senator four years ago.

Prensa The Relentless Decline of Social Democracy in the West

10.17.2017. Imagine a map of Europe showing which party of the Left or the Right heads the government. Twenty years ago, it would be almost wholly covered in red, the traditional color of European democratic socialism, not to be confused with “red for Republicans” in the United States. Today, following the bellwether elections in France and Germany, only five countries are inked in red, among them such giants as the tiny island of Malta.

Prensa The state of education in Spain

03.29.2017. Do not expect anything. Regarding the state of education in Spain, it’s not like we’re entering Dante’s Inferno and someone must make us aware of what awaits us (in other words, what doesn’t wait for us: hope itself). It’s just that we’ve been in that hell for many years, and the illusion of a radical and true change has gradually disappeared following the frustrated or not even addressed reforms, the ideological stubbornness, a fundamentalism which alleged experts, who live from it, nourish like a sacred fire.