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A story about a curry and no-deal planning

Like the rest of you, I spent much of Christmas trying hard not to think too hard about Brexit, and for the most part I succeeded. Right up until about 0100 on 1 January, when I lay awake in bed like some modern-day Scrooge, thinking about Brexits to come. Experience told me that then wasn’t […]

Neither Heaven nor Hell; Neither Saints nor Sinners

…whatever be cause or effect, the disintegration of culture is the most serious and the most difficult to repair. T S Elliot, Notes Toward a Definition of Culture, 1948 What words can be used to portray the present state of European and Western culture?  Diluted, fragmented, anchorless, drifting, and increasingly meaningless? Are we living in […]

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Mobility in Doctoral Education

Europe of Knowledge |

Corina Balaban & Susan Wright Mobility in Doctoral Education was the topic we tackled in the most recent special issue of LATISS, the International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences. ‘Mobility’ is now a buzzword of research policy, referring to a whole range of experiences, from moving between countries to switching between disciplines […]

2019 in Political Science (2) - Secrecy in Europe and Academic Trajectories

Ronny Patz |

I have promised to blog more frequently this year and to share how life and work as a political scientist looks like from my end. For this week’s post, I use the occasion of Vigjilenca Abazi‘s announcement that her monograph “Secrecy and Oversight in the EU” is soon to be published with Oxford University Press (Buy it! Read […]

Illegal political funding across Europe. Part II

jolyongumbrell |

Russian support for right wing eurosceptic parties across Europe, whether it is UKIP in the United Kingdom, the FN in France, or the AfD in Germany, may one day be seen by historians as a arm of Putin’s foreign policy which aimed to break up the European Union. Likewise Russian interference in the US Presidential […]

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Process and outcome in Brexit

PoliticsatSurrey | | 1 comment

Another week, another surprising turn of events in the world of Brexit. The pace of life these days is so high that things that might have occupied political life for weeks by themselves have been compressed into days, or even hours. A leadership confidence motion flashes by, new constitutional principles are created from nowhere, alliances […]

A story about a curry and no-deal planning

PoliticsatSurrey, Simon Usherwood |

Like the rest of you, I spent much of Christmas trying hard not to think too hard about Brexit, and for the most part I succeeded. Right up until about 0100 on 1 January, when I lay awake in bed like some modern-day Scrooge, thinking about Brexits to come. Experience told me that then wasn’t […]

The choice is the deal, no deal or no Brexit

Jon Danzig |

It’s been confirmed by both the Prime Minister, Theresa May, and the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, that the choice now is either ‘the deal’, ‘no deal ‘or ‘no Brexit’. ‘The deal’ negotiated between the EU and Theresa May is the best Brexit deal available, according to both sides. In any event, the […]

2019 in Political Science (1) – A Personal Account

Ronny Patz |

My path into political science as a profession was never planned. It started rather accidentally, quite exactly 10 years ago, without me knowing that I would end up where I am today. This year, in 2019, I will try to regularly blog about this profession, my own research, and the research of others – even […]

Neither Heaven nor Hell; Neither Saints nor Sinners

europeagonistes |

…whatever be cause or effect, the disintegration of culture is the most serious and the most difficult to repair. T S Elliot, Notes Toward a Definition of Culture, 1948 What words can be used to portray the present state of European and Western culture?  Diluted, fragmented, anchorless, drifting, and increasingly meaningless? Are we living in […]

Illegal political funding across Europe. Part I

jolyongumbrell |

The following report contains words and quotations that have been translated from German into English by Jolyon Gumbrell. Secret political donations have allowed external actors to interfere with elections and referendums in EU member states, which is damaging the democratic process across Europe. Often the source of a political donation can be traced to a […]

Voluntary, Alleged and Forced Exoduses--Brexit, Polexit and CEU-exit

gulayicoz |

Since I last blogged about how the EU’s Rule of Law Framework works and why Article 7 have been triggered against Poland and Hungary, a long list political developments took place both in Hungary and in Poland, as well as in the UK; some are positive and some are negative, but then this is relative […]

Nothing has changed (part 453)

PoliticsatSurrey, Simon Usherwood |

It’s a mark of the times we live in here in the UK that a confidence vote in the leadership of the Prime Minister counts only as an incidental side-show in the performance of Brexit. At least it wasn’t a musical. Last night’s win by Theresa May was neither the emphatic crushing of her internal […]

The Deal -v- No Deal -v- No Brexit

Jon Danzig |

This article may partially self-destruct soon, when it is likely that Parliament will decisively vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal, known as ‘the withdrawal agreement.’ But then what? Currently, according to Prime Minister, Theresa May, and EU Council President, Donald Tusk, the choice is the deal, no deal, or no Brexit. But who will end […]

Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions. From Research to Practice

Europe of Knowledge |

How do researchers contribute to policymaking? What facilitates policy learning? And how do big data influence research-policy nexus and policy-making in European cities and regions? These are some of the questions addressed in the new book ‘Knowledge, Policymaking and Learning for European Cities and Regions. From Research to Practice’, edited by Nicola Francesco Dotti. Here […]

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