Is there an end in sight to Poland’s constitutional crisis?

See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Poland’s constitutional tribunal crisis escalated last month when the European Commission initiated the next stage of its rule of law procedure calling upon the country’s government to take action or face possible sanctions. But while the crisis is forcing the ruling party to expend political capital defending its position, it does … Continue reading Is there an end in sight to Poland’s constitutional crisis?

Cities, sustainable development and climate goals

by Arturo Mendoza Nowadays, in order to properly understand policy cycles, we need to assess the plurality of actors that shape and implement public policies. The actions and omissions of multiple stakeholders -including national governments, local authorities, indigenous communities, civil society organisations, among many other actors- could determine the success, or failure, of policies and social programmes. We’ve passed the point –or this is what … Continue reading Cities, sustainable development and climate goals

Editorial: September 2016

by the Editor, Kestell Duxbury Image by ChrisO – WikiMedia Commons So, August has been eventful! I have been, as an editor, extremely busy for a number of reasons. If you have tuned into The Priori Podcast, you would know that I am starting a new job, working for a publishers in London. I must thank all The Priori viewers for their support as The Priori … Continue reading Editorial: September 2016

Understanding and explaining a failed coup attempt

image by Neha Viswanathan, via Flickr (licence CC 2.0) by Baris Celik Summary: A group with striking resemblances to ancient secret organisations is a good reason to reevaluate some preconceived ideas. Otherwise, the reality below the iceberg will hit back with more serious risks. Countries have difficult times. They declare wars, become embroiled in border conflicts, suffer from epidemics, famine or natural disasters. And some countries are … Continue reading Understanding and explaining a failed coup attempt

Why the elderly is to blame for jeopardizing our young’s future.

image by David Holt, via Flickr (licence CC 2.0) by Kestell Duxbury There is a meme going around on social media at the minute with a picture of young protestors outside Whitehall in London, angry that 72% of the British electorate had decided, with a 52 per cent majority, to leave the European Union. The quote said, ‘if you think that the older generations have stolen … Continue reading Why the elderly is to blame for jeopardizing our young’s future.

Pax Olimpica: world peace as a brief spectacle for perverts

image by Agência Brasil, via Wikimedia Commons (licence CC 3.0) See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Diego Angeles The Rio Olympics were an apparent success. All the scheduled events, from the opening and closing ceremonies to the sporting competitions, were carried out according to plan. The strongest, fastest and best athletes received their due. Despite concerns about the Zika virus; the budgetary constraints in … Continue reading Pax Olimpica: world peace as a brief spectacle for perverts