• Global Europe

Tunisia’s Muslim democracy is exceptional – but doesn’t have to be an exception

For the European Union, the value of promoting democracy and stability abroad has been proven without doubt. From Greece, Spain and Portugal to the first democratic openings in Eastern Europe the EU has an impressive track record of engaging with young democracies, strengthening their civil societies and bringing them more fully into the liberal international… Read article ›

  • Quality Europe

For better societies, we need to teach the basics of citizenship

What are the key ingredients of citizenship in a democracy? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum has one answer: the provision of liberal education, emphasising critical thought and creativity, and not just a production line of ‘technical machines’ for the global market. For early 20th-century American educator John Dewey, this ‘liberal education’ is at its best when it… Read article ›