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Media Scan (April 27 – May 18, 2016)

EUCANet’s Media Scan is a regular summary and analysis of major stories and issues related to European Affairs grouped by the following research groups: environment, immigration/social policy, economic cooperation, multi-level governance, Canada & the EU. Prepared by the EUCAnet team at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. EUCAnet is part of the SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD). Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key stories:

  • EU outlines integrated policy approach to the Arctic region
  • EU-Turkey tensions rise; migrant deal hangs in the balance
  • European Parliament votes overwhelmingly to deny protectionist China market economy status
  • Upcoming ‘Brexit’ vote too close to call: pollsters

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The 'New Right' as Radical Social Innovation

May 17, 2016 - by Valerie D'Erman and Richard Marcy, University of Victoria
New theories among academics try to explain what's happening to standard liberal values due to social movements seen across Europe and partly also in North America.
Richard Marcy and Valerie D'Erman (University of Victoria) observe that the new right wing political movements get support from a fundamental critique that is vocalised by the New Right intellectual movement, which contains critiques of democratic norms, minority rights, and egalitarianism.
The New Right is known as a group of fringe intellectual thinkers. Although in existence since roughly the 1960s, the medium of the Internet and recent events such as the global financial crisis and the refugee crisis have helped galvanize New Right philosophy into more mainstream ideological debates.

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