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Hugo Drochon

Hugo Drochon

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Hugo Drochon, Associate Professor of Political Theory at the University of Nottingham, is the author of Nietzsche’s Great Politics (Princeton University Press, 2016).

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  1. Macron’s Huge Bet Paid Off
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    Macron’s Huge Bet Paid Off

    Jul 8, 2024 Hugo Drochon assesses the surprising result of France’s snap parliamentary election and suggests what may lie ahead.

  2. The New French Politics
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    The New French Politics

    Jun 21, 2022 Hugo Drochon explains what the parliamentary elections will mean for President Emmanuel Macron's ability to govern.

  3. Macron vs. Le Pen, Round Two
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    Macron vs. Le Pen, Round Two

    Apr 21, 2022 Hugo Drochon explains why, win or lose, France’s far-right presidential candidate is attracting more voters than ever.

  4. On Liberty, Conspiracy, and Vaccination
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    On Liberty, Conspiracy, and Vaccination

    Jul 2, 2021 Hugo Drochon explains why the fight against the pandemic cannot be won with censorship of bizarre beliefs.

  5. The Master and Mar-a-Lago
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    The Master and Mar-a-Lago

    Feb 12, 2021 Hugo Drochon reviews music critic Alex Ross's deep dive into the legacy of nineteenth-century composer Richard Wagner.

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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