The QoG Podcast


Cathrine de Vries: Key Challenges Facing today's Europe

Season 1, Ep. 7

Hosting this show is professor Victor Lapuente, and in this episode, he will talk to Cathrine de Vries. Cathrine is the Dean of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at Bocconi University

In her work, Cathrine examines some of the key challenges facing the European continent today, such as Euroscepticism, political fragmentation, migration and corruption. And in this episode, we'll hear about exactly those topics as Victor and Cathrine dive into thinking about today's Europe in relation to the war in Ukraine, generational and national differences when it comes to supporting the EU, Brexit, Covid-19, and far-right parties. Cathrine will also tell us about her study on the two-speed Europe, which she categorizes as those wanting enhanced cooperation within the European Union and those who want to Opt-out if the cooperation were to be intensified. Finally, we'll hear a discussion on Cathrine's book "Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe." Which will help us answer the question: What do Giorgia Meloni and Elon Musk have in common? 

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