Maximilian Kriz

Global press freedom under attack

Global press freedom under attack

di Maximilian Kriz

Journalists are being threatened, persecuted, arrested and killed around the world. A recent incident in Austria shows that even reporters in established democracies are subject to attacks. Last Friday marked the annual global press freedom day, but there was no reason for celebration. Since the start of 2019 ten journalists have been killed and more than 170 imprisoned. The NGO… continua

Breaking Brexit: Has democracy failed the demos?

Breaking Brexit: Has democracy failed the demos?

di Maximilian Kriz

One of the oldest debates in political science has gained new relevance due to Brexit: if the people and their elected representatives fight for different goals, has democracy ceased to function? Does democracy work? Churchill’s famous dictum that democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others has always nourished the hope that the interests of a… continua

Neither a remainer nor a leaver be: Hopes and problems of a second Brexit referendum

Neither a remainer nor a leaver be: Hopes and problems of a second Brexit referendum

di Maximilian Kriz

Voices calling for a second referendum on Brexit are getting louder each day. For that to happen, some fundamental technicalities have to be settled first, but time is running fast. Much, probably too much, has been written about all the political, economic and social aspects of the ongoing debate surrounding Brexit. Everyone believes to be on the right side of… continua

Multilateralism – dead or alive?

Multilateralism – dead or alive?

di Maximilian Kriz

On Friday, more than 70 nations reaffirmed their commitment to international cooperation and the United Nations. Yet, actions and policies suggest a different attitude. The privilege of making a statement in the most powerful body of the United Nations – the Security Council – is usually reserved to its fifteen member states. That is why Friday’s open debate, in which… continua

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