Youth Voices/issues of migration: What does 'safety' mean?

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Franziska Fischer is a Phd candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. Read her full blog contribution. "We have come full circle, from the boy on the beach (Alan Kurdi, drowning on September 2nd, 2015, trying to cross the 4 km between Turkish and European soil by boat), to Óscar Ramírez and his daughter...
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Matteo Salvini and Italy’s government instability (again!)?

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By Julian Campisi , University of Toronto Italians have come accustomed to expressing their dissatisfaction in political leaders and the system at large. Economic growth has been stagnant for two decades, unemployment, especially among youth, is stubbornly high, infrastructure is crumbling, bureaucracy is stifling, and government debt is growing....
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Volunteering in a Refugee Camp in Greece

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By Franziska Fischer, PhD candidate, Political Science, University of Victoria After dedicating most of my academic career intellectualizing and theorizing about migration flows and trying to understand and explain social, political and economic reactions to sudden influxes of people due to conflict or natural disasters I took the opportunity...
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Spain’s general election

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Spain’s presidential debates: Four visions of and for Spain By Pablo Ouziel, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria On April 28 th , Spanish citizens will once again be deciding who will govern their country. Over the last few days four of the presidential candidates have participated in two different...
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Media alert: Thibault Biscahie

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Yellow Anger: France's Persistent Protest Movement How should we assess the ongoing demonstrations of the yellow vests in France? What motivates so many people to join the protest in spite of president Macron's concessions? What does the popular protest mean for Macron's reform agenda? Read Thibault Biscahie's (Ph.D. Candidate, York University,...
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