The Monkey Cage: Europe


Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Five key questions -- and answers -- about France’s election fallout

Last weekend’s municipal elections in France were a referendum on the Socialist government’s performance. It lost, badly, but seems to have no coherent plan for the future.

By Henry Farrell  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Comparative Politics, Elections, Europe

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 03/19/2014

The euro is a democratic disaster

Europe is still reeling from the economic damage done by the 2008 financial crisis. The political damage may be even worse.

By Henry Farrell  |  04:19 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Europe, international political economy, International Relations

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Why the Swiss voted to cap immigration

There’s a puzzle about Switzerland’s vote to cap immigration: The parts of the country with low immigration wanted to block more people coming in, while the parts with high immigration voted against the ban.

By Alexandre Afonso  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Europe, European Union, Immigration