The People Have Spoken – The Effects of Direct Democracy in Switzerland

On the 7th of March 2021, a controversial referendum was held in Switzerland. The outcome was that Swiss citizens voted for a ban of full facial coverings in public, passing by 51.2% to 48.8%. This measure was popularised by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) who campaigned with slogans such

▶︎ Integration or Return? A Panel on Afghan Migration & Return

[smart_track_player url=”https://radioaf.se/poddavsnitt/integration-or-return-a-panel-on-afghan-migrants-and-returnees” ] Listen to it on iTunes (UPF Lund) This episode is a collaborative project between UPF and the South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) at Lund University, based on a panel on Afghan migrants held this past October. Featuring migration experts and academics from various nongovernmental organizations all around

Off-The-Books Diplomacy: Italy And Libya – Beyond Official Agreements

A photo of the Libyan Coast, with a view to the Mediterranean Sea / Wikimedia Commons It is often said that, in politics, there is no room for morality. Indeed, sometimes a State accepts a certain degree of external injustice in order to cope with internal problems. That is, unfortunately,

A Governments Guide to Revoking Autonomy: The Curious Case of Kashmir

Source: Kashmir Global In the days leading up to August 5th the inhabitants of Indian-administered Kashmir would experience a series of foreboding events. The telephone networks and internet access were cut off, public gatherings were banned, tens of thousands of troops were sent in, tourist were instructed to leave Kashmir