—— ABOUT CRISES —— Francesco Nicoli's ideas den

« L'Europe se fera dans les crises et elle sera la somme des solutions apportées à ces crises »—Jean Monnet

Trump as President: expected impacts on Europe

credit: Reuters  So, the year 2016 never ceases to crush our expectations, and – exactly like on Brexit and the Dutch Referendum, the unthinkable has happened: Donald Trump has won … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

EPE Working Group draft programme

Dear members of INET-YSI,   here you can temporarily find the draft version of the Political Economy of Europe Working Group,. including structure, publication strategy, research agenda, and many details. … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Legge Elettorale, Riforma del Senato, e Teoria dei Giochi.

In molti sembrano credere che il “combinato disposto” dell’Italicum e della riforma elettorale costituisca un vulnus democratico. Della questione ho già parlato in passato in un post precedente, ma penso … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

I giuristi e la Riforma (post controverso)

Questo è un post controverso, e quasi paradossale. E’ la serata del grande incontro/scontro Gustavo-Matteo, vis giuridica contro vis politica. Ma questo post non è dedicato allo scontro: è invece … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Il Nuovo Senato rende la Costituzione più solida (post breve)

Poiché la Campagna elettorale sulla Referendum per la riforma Costituzionale si sta scaldando, e molti accusano la riforma di indebolire la resilienza democratica della Costituzione Italiana (specialmente in combinazione con … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Populism, the Rejection of Expertise, & the Demise of Democracy

“This seems paradox and contrary to every-day observation.It is also paradox that the earth moves round the sun, and that water consists of two highly inflammable gases. Scientific truth is … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

New Publication Out! Euroscepticism and the Eurocrisis

Finally, after precisely one year of peer-review, a new publication is out!  You can now download my paper “Hard-Line Euroscepticism and the Eurocrisis: Evidence from a panel study of 108 … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Information Overflow and the quality of the public debate

Post- Brexit, there has been a growing discussion on how the internet has deteriorated the quality of the public debate, fuelling a run-to-the-bottom between publishers to provide low-quality information aimed … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

EU’s Democratic Compact: last chance for a Win-Win

There is still a slight chance to come out of this post-Brexit vote with a Win-Win for everyone- For the UK, for the Union, and for Democracy. “Democratic deficit” is, … Continue reading

June 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Europe after Brexit: no time for muddling through

The secession of the United Kingdom, yesterday, shocked me in the deep. Now that I have a (slightly) colder mind, I offer you a set of reflections on what we … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · 2 Comments

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