Understanding populism in Eastern Europe

Eastern European populism differs from that in the West in important ways, owing to the region’s weak liberal tradition, which translates into ineffective checks and balances on government and shallow support for institutions such as freedom of expression and independent courts. Sławomir Sierakowski, the founder of the Krytyka Polityczna movement, explains.

Learning Greece

Two years after some European governments decided to shut their borders in the face of people fleeing war and persecution, over sixty thousand are still stuck in Greece. The country, which is dealing with a severe economic crisis, has little to offer, therefore grassroots initiatives and small organizations come with help.

After the War on Drugs in Ireland

Since 2015 the LSE’s International Drug Policy Unit (IDPU) has been working with local partners the Ana Liffey Drug Project to help foster a new era of progressive drug policies in Ireland.