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Powerlessness and Unfairness

A Letter to Jan Zielonka

Henri Vogt

Jan Zielonka’s Counter-Revolution: Liberal Europe in Retreat (Oxford University Press, 2018) is a furious, worried pamphlet on the challenges that European democracies are currently facing, on the apparent rise of illiberalism. This article critically reviews the book and seeks to offer a somewhat different and perhaps more optimistic picture of the current predicaments of European politics. The main point of reference in this respect is Finland, a country whose political institutions have managed, by and large, to uphold a sense of coherence in society. A commitment to participatory, equality-based, and freedom-generating institutions can indeed be seen as a primary means to counter the decline of liberalism.

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Louise Haagh

protection systems featured a high level of public trust in government measures. A global COVIDiSTRESS survey conducted in the first three weeks of April 2020, saw Denmark and Finland top the chart at over and approaching 80 percent, with Holland and Sweden

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Jeffrey D. Hilmer and Max Halupka

well-being of young people in Finland. This approach works well for the book, creating an interesting roadmap of differentiated themes. Indeed, this multifaceted approach serves to illuminate concepts that have lain hidden within more specialized fields

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Gender, Leadership and Representative Democracy

The Differential Impacts of the Global Pandemic

Kim Rubenstein, Trish Bergin, and Pia Rowe

management of the COVID-19 crisis, is that those countries led by women are largely doing far better. In Europe, Angela Merkel in Germany has had a lower death rate than Britain, France, Italy, or Spain. In Scandinavia, Finland's prime minister Sanna Marin