By Irene Finel-Honigman There is a perception of steady economic recovery across the post-sovereign debt crisis within the European Union (EU) and the Eurozone. Data and market-driven indicators, however, belie weaknesses and danger points revealed in the EU parliamentary elections on 25th May, 2014. Below, Irene Finel-Honigman examines both the recovery
By John L. Campbell and Ove K. Pedersen In this article John Campbell and Ove Pedersen argue that the way policy ideas are generated by knowledge regimes varies considerably across countries; and the effect on national politics is significant. Globalization
By Terence Tse and Mark Esposito The “north vs. south” mentality of the Eurozone is not helping anyone, least of all the European Union as a whole. Berating the southern European countries for not having ‘stronger’ economies is harmful to everyone.
By Laura N Haar The global economic crisis has forced national and regional policy makers to reconsider their policy priorities in order to speed up economic recovery. Below, Laura N Haar considers how some EU policies have been affected by the financial
By Alexandre Ardichvili, Douglas Jondle, Jack Wiley, Edgard Cornacchione, Jessica Li & Thomas Thakadipuram As the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRICs) continue to grow both in size and clout, and their resident multinational corporations
By Sergey Drobyshevsky There are a lot of arguments illustrating the low probability of fast and stable growth of the Russian economy in mid-term perspective. Does it mean that the economy is doomed and Russia will go down in the list of top economies? The
By Loren Graham Russian technology has had a historically uneven trajectory. In recent times Russia has fallen back on natural resources for economic strength, but the Russian government intends to convert Russia to a country primarily dependent on a
By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, & Jorgo Chatzimarkakis The financial crisis has damaged national economies but also hurt segments of societies, including youths aged 15 to 24, many of whom are struggling to find jobs as a result of the economic downturn.
By Richard Ball Governments have recognised that cities are engines of growth critical to economic performance and national recovery in the current climate. The large conurbations naturally make the headlines as the “core” cities receiving support towards
By Josh Weinberg & Maya Rebermark, Communications, SIWI Hydrologists like to call water the ‘bloodstream of the planet’. But it is much more than that. Water is essential to almost all human activities – including those we invest in financially.