On the Legacy of Communism
The history of communism combines heroes and monsters, great hopes and great horrors. So what are we, in the 21st…
A legal alien in Oslo: what does it mean to be an EU citizen on the move?
Earlier this month, we, a team of researchers at the ARENA centre for European studies, organised an event about the…
In a complex world is it always meaningful to ask why?
As I make my way through an ocean of stimuli and experiences I observe the subtle changes in my mood…
Argentina: The fading state
Security forces in Argentina, generally speaking, are not really very well paid. And at certain point they got so frustrated…
Why it’s futile to compare the Greek and Swedish health care systems
From 1st January, the Greek National Health Service introduced a 25 euro entry fee or ‘ticket’ for all outpatient appointments.…
From “Arab Spring” to “Arab Winter”. The elusive dream of democracy in the Middle East
So, now that Mohamed Morsi, technically the first democratically elected leader in Egypt's long history, has been removed from power,…
Turkey: The democratization package and its critiques
During the last few weeks I find it difficult to recognize people who say hello to me at work, at…
Health care – more than the sum of its parts?
What do we talk about when we talk about health care? Is health care merely the access to tangible life-saving…
Individual and Collective
Our political discourse is dominated by a conflict between public and private, collective and individual. It is easy to see…