Catalonia (part 1)- Origins of a Discontent

This is the first half of a two-part article about Catalonia and its independence movement. It is based on the article published by me in the Winter 2019 paper edition of Rostra Economica. Catalonia is an autonomous community in north-eastern Spain, self-designated in its Statute of Autonomy as a nationality, with 7.5 million inhabitants. It

Tackling Fake News: A Battle of Economic Incentives and Disincentives

Often fuelled by the economic incentive of rising the most views and revenue, implementation of economic disincentives may not be a bad idea to regulate false information.

It is very likely that this is not the first article about fake news that you read. The phenomenon has become viral in the past years, and its consequences, from elections outcomes to fuelling propaganda and hateful speech, have been widely discussed. The concept of fake news – which means any information created to mislead

Cas Mudde on the Rise of the Populist Right

A Review

As populism continues to receive global recognition and establishes its place at the core of the liberal democratic states, there has been an enduring interest in understanding such phenomenon and its current state of affairs. The renowned political scientist Dr Cas Mudde was interviewed at the University of Amsterdam and shared extensive insights on one