Subterranean Politics at the Institute of International and European Affairs

Prof. Kaldor presented the findings of an international study that she recently led into ‘subterranean politics’, studying new political parties and public protest movements in Europe. The results of the study reveal a common frustration with formal politics and how it is practiced, and a desire for a profound reimagining of democracy. It also finds that Europe as a political community or a public space only exists for a small minority and concludes that solving the economic crisis will not be a solution to the deeper crisis in Europe.