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The Jospin Committee in France was assumed with the burden of proposing and shaping a “new land for politics” through institutional reforms. The fundamental aim was to bring citizens and institutions closer in order to displace the burden of decision-making and its departing points. Let us examine the most crucial ones.

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Erdoğan’s AKP has proposed to the Turkish Parliament the guidelines for the establishment of a presidential system – a major initiative that is aimed to alter the entire political system of Turkey that since independence in the 1930s its was running under the parliamentary model. If the plan is accepted, Erdoğan can aspire for an… » read more

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“Forward” was one of the major slogans of Obama’s presidential campaign. This term is etymologically filled with hope, prosperity, solidarity, and, needless to say, a feeling that “we can win”. Obama has always been a popular icon, with strong communication skills – and to these features he mainly owns his first election.

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Two years now Greece is doing nothing more than increasing its debt, its recession, its unemployment rates, its poverty, and the desperate feelings of a society that has nothing to hope for other than gathering in the streets for at least once a week in order to protest with no effective outcome. Is this ever… » read more

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