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22.01.2016
For a long time, liberal political theory has been obsessed with drawing boundaries between the decent and the indecent, the mainstream and the fringe, the acceptable and the unacceptable. The assumption was that if the radical right is clearly recognized as such, labelled, and sequestered into its corner, it can do no real damage. The only real challenge is to recognize it in time.
04.06.2014
- Languages: it
In 1942, with the Beveridge Plan, UK aspired "to abolish want by ensuring that every citizen willing to serve according to his powers has at all times an income sufficient to meet his responsibilities". In March 2014, the Parliament voted the so-called ‘welfare cap’ which imposes a limit on total spending on all benefits. This story from the UK has, I believe, wider lessons for the debate about the welfare state in the European Union. It underlines the need for a return to the core principles, combined with fresh ideas as to how these principles may be implemented. We have to be ambitious in our goals and courageous in thinking ‘outside the box’.
30.05.2014
- Languages: it
In the UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the time of unemployment benefits has come to a change. No more benefits for British young people who do not agree to go to school or attend an apprenticeship course. Is this end of welfare? And what happens in the rest of Europe? Can a country like Italy, with all its specific social and political conditions, still transform the Utopia of unemployment benefits into a reality?