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EU Science Diplomacy in the Southern Neighbourhood wit [...]

 Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash   This blog entry is a follow-up to the research agenda published last month. It presents further details of the research project. It captures the evolving complexity of the research project since the most recent reflections on Bourdieusian influences in the EU studies have encouraged embracing not just one of the overall three taxonomies […]

Why International Organizations Disagree

Scholars often look at international organizations, such as the European Union (EU), in splendid isolation. Over the last decade, however, researchers have paid more attention to how international organizations interact and what this means for international cooperation.

Hey Feminists! Derrida wasn’t one, (especially about [...]

The tenets of Derrida’s deconstruction has been considered as a viable ground for feminism by majority writers like Nancy Holland, Gayatri Spivak etc. but there has been not so feminist instances in Derrida and one is the case when he talks about Europe. The binaries created in Western Metaphysics like male/female, present/absent, self/other also has […]

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The new Danish climate law – a small light in the climate darkness?

Helene Dyrhauge |

The school strikes and new environmental social movements have raised awareness of climate change and pushed it higher up on the political agenda. In some countries, it has changed public opinion, for example in Denmark where climate change was the main topic in the Spring European and national parliamentary elections. Indeed, the elections are known […]

A history lesson for Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn

Prof. Richard Rose |

Friday is the 96th anniversary of the 1923 general election that led to Ramsay MacDonald becoming Labour’s first Prime Minister – even though his party finished second with 191 MPs. The door to Downing Street opened because the Conservative government, under Stanley Baldwin, lost 86 seats and thus its parliamentary majority. That still left the Conservatives […]

Better policy monitoring required to underpin decarbonisation

Jutta Witte |

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 25) is currently underway. The success of the Paris Agreement depends on the effective monitoring of climate policy measures. Political scientists at TU Darmstadt explain in a new study what it takes to achieve this. The signatories of the 2015 Paris Agreement not only agreed to limit global […]

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DIMES - Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies

dimes |

DIMES – Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies UACES and the European Studies Association of Sub-Saharan Africa (ESA-SSA) are excited to embark upon this joint initiative generously funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Projects. Our aim is to broaden the disciplinary and geographic scope of voices represented in European studies, and to reinforce the […]

Official Secrets — A Movie Review from an Academic Perspective

Ronny Patz |

We went to see the movie “Official Secrets” this weekend, starring Keira Knightley in the role of Iraq War whistleblower Katharine Gun (UK). The film is based on the book “The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War”, and earlier this year Gun also talked to The Guardian (podcast) about her story. For the past decade, […]

Germany to help India improve air quality in cities with green investments

jolyongumbrell |

On 2nd November 2019 the German news website tagesschau.de reported a state visit by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to India. Mrs Merkel attended the annual general meeting of the Deutsch-Indischen Handelskammer (Indo-German Chamber of Commerce) in New Delhi, where she spoke of German economic investment in India for the modernization of infrastructure, such as […]

EU membership for just 34p a day each

Jon Danzig |

Being a member of the EU costs on average only around 34p a day each. That’s a bargain, especially as the value of EU benefits far outweigh the cost. The Confederation of British Industry has calculated that EU membership is worth around £3,000 a year to every British family — a return of nearly £10 for each […]

Labour's Brexit policy is on page 88 of their manifesto

Jon Danzig |

  Brexit takes a low priority in Labour’s general election manifesto, as does Remain. That will be a disappointment to Labour Remainers, who represent a significant majority of the party’s members and voters. Labour’s policy on Brexit is just three pages long and nestled deep in their manifesto on page 88. That probably tells us as […]

We should have the courage to admit that Brexit is nuts

Jon Danzig |

Britain’s been negotiating to leave the EU, just so we can negotiate another arrangement to get back as much as possible of what we’ve already got as an EU member, but on considerably inferior terms. If we don’t get what we want (i.e. the EU benefits we desperately want back after we’ve left), the government […]

Rescaling a Think Tank Model at European Level

Europe of Knowledge |

Tatyana Bajenova In the recent article Rescaling expertise in EU policy-making: European think tanks and their reliance on symbolic, political and network capital (Bajenova 2019) that appeared in the Globalisation, Societies and Education Journal, Tatyana Bajenova has examined the strategies which think tanks (TTs) employ to influence EU decision-making. Unlike some recent studies of European […]

Regulation 2019/1896 on the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX)

David Fernandez-Rojo |

Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1624 and the recently adopted Regulation (EU) No. 2019/1896 represent the third and fourthlegislative revision of FRONTEX’ mandate and functions since the Agency was established. The adoption of Regulation (EU) No. 2016/1624 was extraordinarily fast since it did not take a year between its proposal by the Commission on 15 December 2015 and […]

EU Science Diplomacy in the Southern Neighbourhood with a Bourdieusian Twist

Zane Šime |

 Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash   This blog entry is a follow-up to the research agenda published last month. It presents further details of the research project. It captures the evolving complexity of the research project since the most recent reflections on Bourdieusian influences in the EU studies have encouraged embracing not just one of the overall three taxonomies […]

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