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voxEUROPP Episode 2: Eastern Europe and Democracy

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Contributor(s): Anne Applebaum, Clara Volintiru, Noam Chomsky

Released on 21 March 2013.

In this voxEUROPP episode we hear from specialists on politics in Eastern Europe and take an in-depth look at Europe’s austerity policies. Anne Applebaum, LSE’s 2012-2013 Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs, speaks about the overreaching effects of ‘Putinsim’ on Russia’s economic system and democratic processes. Romanian Expert and LSE PhD student, Clara Volintiru discusses the referendum on the country’s presidency and whether or not the EU could do more to support democracy in the country. Renowned political critic Professor Noam Chomsky talks about the long-term effects of European austerity policy in our final “Future of Europe” segment.

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