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Is another Europe possible?

Joe Guinan

Joe Guinan

Executive Director of the Next System Project more

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

Democracy & Governance

In this article for openDemocracyUK, senior fellow at the Democracy Collaborative and executive director of the Next System Project Joe Guinan, along with the Democracy Collaborative’s director of research Thomas Hanna write on the rising neoliberal characteristics of the EU, the unpopularity and the problems of this shift, and the possibility of another Europe. The left are rallying around the cry that another way is possible. Guinan and Hanna tackle the reality of this notion and what it may look like in contrast to the current status quo.

A version of economics – call it neoliberalism – is now written in constitutional stone in the EU treaties.

Read the full article at openDemocracyUK.

Joe Guinan

Joe Guinan

Executive Director of the Next System Project more

Thomas Hanna

Thomas Hanna

Director of Research at The Democracy Collaborative more

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