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‘Catalans Have the Power’

December 7, 2017

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“Democracy is not the law of the majority but the protection of the minority”, French famous writer Albert Camus wrote in his Carnets III (1951-1959). The issue of minorities in our contemporary world is a complex question. First of all, because no universal definition of what constitutes a minority can be found. Minorities can correspond […]

Public Participation in Times of the Migrant Crisis

December 6, 2017

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by Aaron Kurzak Germany’s “Willkommenskultur”, or welcoming culture towards migrants and refugees from the Middle East and North Africa beginning in the summer of 2015 garnered great praise from around the world. However, within the European Union and in particular on the domestic front, Chancellor Merkel’s unilateral tour de force has faced stiff opposition and […]

The affirmative action problem: The case of Sciences-Po.

December 6, 2017

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by Valentin Boissais A problem … In 2001, Sciences-Po have changed its admission procedures, there are now two ones. The first one is an entrance examination (which has always existed). Considered as one of the hardiest in France, it consists in three writing examinations : English, History, and one to choose between literature, mathematic and […]

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