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Book Publication: Is Europe Facing a Democracy Crisis? 

Author:Rasmuss Filips Geks

The European Union has a democracy problem. The polycrisis that has plagued the EU for years has led to a cacophony of voices calling for fundamental change to the integration project. Yet despite the shock of the Brexit referendum and the electoral upsets caused by nativist parties across the continent, few of the plans for EU reform include concrete proposals to address the perennial democratic deficit. Read

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Legal-Institutional and Socioeconomic aspects of Labour migration from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine to new EU member states, Latvian desk report. Online publication 

Author:Providus

Year: 2009
Organisation: European Commission, International Organisation for Migration
Language: English
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I don't use my tie every day 

Author:Reinis Āboltiņš

Looking up directly from the way the brain works, brain forms patterns and so on, then thinking is as we go along these patterns and creativity is how we change these patterns. Read

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CEPA Report No. 22: U.S.- Central Europe Relations in the Age of Obama 

Author:Providus

Year: 2009
Organisation: Centre for European Policy Analysis
Editors: Wess Mitchell, Ted Reinert
Authors: Dace Akule et al
Language: English
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The New Member States and the 2009 European Parliament elections. LATVIA: The European Debate and Politics at a Time of Economic Crisis 

Author:Providus

Year: 2009
Organisation: Open Society-Sofia, European Policies Initiatives
Language: English
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Chronicles of a ‘Failed State’  5

Author:Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis

People in power often choose their entourage (public officials) by attaching a large weight to loyalty and near zero weight to competence. It is natural for politicians to seek loyalty. However, when competence gets neglected, the results can be disastrous. And that’s exactly why the disaster has happened. Read

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The European Commission 2004-09: A politically weakened institution?Views from the National Capitals 1

Author:Providus

Year: 2009
Organisation: European Policy Institutes Network
Editor: Piotr Maciej Kaczyński
Authors: Dace Akule et al
Language: English

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Divided Education, Divided Citizens? A comparative study of the effects of separate schooling on civil enculturation 

Author:Maria Golubeva Stephen Powell Elmina Kazimzade Anca Nedelcu

PROVIDUS piedalījās starptautiskā pētījumā "Divided Education, Divided Citizens?", kura mērķis bija izpētīt skolu etniskā/ lingvistiskā dalījuma ietekmi uz skolēnu un skolotāju pilsonisko izglītību 8 valstīs, kur pastāv dalīta skolu sistēma (Igaunija, Latvija, Rumānija, Slovākija, Kosova, Bosnija, Kazahstāna, Tadžikistāna).

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The EU New Member States as Agenda Setters in the Enlarged European Union. Country report. Latvia 

Author:Dace Akule

Full text of the study is available (here pdf)

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Corruption °C. Report on Corruption and Anticorruption Policy in Latvia. 2008. Second semiannum 

Author:Providus

Year: 2009
Editor: Valts Kalnins
Authors: Valts Kalnins, Linda Austere, Goran Klemencic
Financedy by: European Commission
Language:  Latvian, English

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A Matter of Trust 

Author:Ksavjē Lands

Trust is much easier to undermine that it is to create, and, in general, we are much better off in a society where we are able to trust one another than in one in which we are not. Read