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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How Do European Welfare States Perform?

How Do European Welfare States Perform?

The index ranges from a minimum value of 1.96 (Greece) to a maximum value of 6.34 (Norway) and ......
their paper Clustering European Welfare Systems through a Performance Index 

Why Are Illiberal Democrats Popular? by Daniel Gros - Project Syndicate

Why Are Illiberal Democrats Popular? by Daniel Gros - Project Syndicate

 The rise of “illiberal democracy” in Europe is one of the most baneful trends of our time. These regimes are typically centered on a leader who concentrates power by overriding – and in some cases eliminating – institutional checks and balances. Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Hungary’s Viktor Orbán represent three of the most visible manifestations of this phenomenon. But what is really noteworthy – and dangerous – is how these regimes have been able to retain popular support.