Far-right likely to enter German parliament, but remain isolated

On Sunday, Germans will be headed to the polls to elect a new federal government ultimately determine the country’s next chancellor. Mona Krewel is an assistant professor of government at Cornell University, an expert on elections and campaigning in Europe and author of the recently published book “Modernization of German Election Campaigns?” She is confident […]

Le Pen lost, but opposition to French establishment lives on

Mabel Berezin is professor of sociology at Cornell University and author of “Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Cultures, Security, and Populism in a New Europe” and “Europe Without Borders.” Berezin says Marine Le Pen – who lost the race for the French presidency yesterday – has established the Front National as France’s opposition party, pitting […]

To govern, Macron will need more than a victory on Sunday

On Sunday, French voters will decide who will be their next president in the second – and final – round of a critical election. The two candidates – both fringe in French politics – are pro-business, centrist Emmanuel Macron and anti-immigrant, far-right Marine Le Pen. Cornell University experts comment on this race and how the […]

French election: First round out of the way, second round will be a yawner

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen, two non-traditional candidates who campaigned on opposite electoral platforms, advanced to the second and final round of the French presidential race. Cornell experts offer their views on the election so far, and what we should expect come May 7. Christopher Way, professor of government and director of the Cornell […]

EU should skip LNG’s ‘bridge to nowhere’ and leap to sustainable energy

As pipeline-delivered natural gas continues to be a politically unstable energy source for Europe, officials in Brussels are exploring large-scale importation of liquefied natural gas from alternative sources – including the shale gas industry in the United States. Cornell Professor Robert Howarth, an expert on the atmospheric implications of methane, COP21 delegate and author of […]

Anger fueled EU vote, not logic

  Jonathan Kirshner, a professor of international political economy at Cornell University’s government department, says the departure of the UK from the European Union shows that even in a stable democracy, an angry public will vote against its interests. Bio http://government.arts.cornell.edu/faculty/kirshner/   Kirshner says: “The departure of the U.K. from the European Union will have […]

Cornell professor predicts nationalist backlash across Europe in wake of EU ministers’ migration ruling

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 22, 2015 Cornell professor predicts nationalist backlash across Europe in wake of EU ministers’ migration ruling Mabel Berezin, a Cornell University sociologist whose current work focuses on contemporary sites of social, political and cultural change, believes that the EU ministers’ plan to require Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia […]