This week, Ulrike Franke is filling in for the regular host Mark Leonard to discuss the stories behind the media headlines in the aftermath of the EU elections. She is joined by Simon Hix, Pro-Director for Research and the Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics, Susi Dennison, senior policy fellow and the director of ECFR's European Power programme and Pawel Zerka, policy fellow and programme coordinator of the European Power programme at ECFR. They speak about the crumbling political centre, the Green wave and what young voters have to do with it, and bet on who will become the next president of the European Commission.
The podcast was recorded on Monday, 3 July 2018.
*Europe’s Citizens Say They Want a More Political EU by Jean Pisani-Ferry https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/european-parliament-election-heralds-political-europe-by-jean-pisani-ferry-2019-05
*Machines like me by Ian McEwan https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1117889/machines-like-me/9781787331662.html
*Why cities lose by Jonathan A. Rodden https://politicalscience.stanford.edu/publications/why-cities-lose-deep-roots-urban-rural-political-divide
*Views from the Capitals: European elections by various ECFR experts https://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/vfc_views_from_the_capitals_european_elections
*What Europeans really feel: The battle for the political system by Susi Dennison, Mark Leonard, and Adam Lury https://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/what_europeans_really_feel_the_battle_for_the_political_system_eu_election
*Kingmakers of the mainstream: predictions for the European Parliament election by Kevin Cunningham, Simon Hix, and Michael Marsh, with Susi Dennison https://www.ecfr.eu/publications/summary/kingmakers_of_mainstream_predictions_for_european_parliament_election
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