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Assessing the EU’s normative power through the lens of ‘soft law’ diffusion: a case study of the EU’s promotion of economic norms in ASEAN

Xuechen Chen, Xinchuchu Gao |

The content of this post was presented at the launch workshop of the EUFutures Research Network held at City, University of London on 4 November 2022.  In this post, we argue that research on soft law in the EU’s external relations may benefit from theoretical and empirical insights from Political Science & IR (e.g. Norm […]

Understanding EU Law from a Constitutional Theory Perspective

Massimo Fichera |

The content of this post was presented at the launch workshop of the EUFutures Research Network held at City, University of London on 4 November 2022. Massimo Fichera is TIAS Senior Collegium Fellow and works at the Faculty of Law, University of Turku. How can constitutional theory as a methodology contribute to the study of […]

EUFutures Research Network Launch Report

Prof Elaine Fahey, Dr Fabien Terpan, Dr Rebecca Zahn, eufutures |

On 4 November 2022, the UACES/James Madison Trust funded EUFutures Research Network held its launch workshop at The City Law School, City, University of London. The organisers have now published a report summarising the workshop entitled ‘Understanding legal integration/disintegration: in search of new perspectives’. The event consisted of four panels bringing together scholars from across […]

Sovereignty under the EEA is a Norwegian illusion

Silva Hoffmann |

In her master’s thesis, Silva Malin Hoffmann investigated how the European Union and European Economic Area are portrayed in the Norwegian media. This blogpost draws on her thesis, showing that membership to the EEA is framed as less negative and as entailing more national sovereignty than membership to the EU — which, Hoffmann argues, is […]

Dissemination of Findings – A UACES Microgrant Report

Silvia Peirolo |

In his speech to the second African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) Joint Ministerial Meeting, Josep Borrell addressed the AU arguing that “The EU is your number one partner on peace and security issues. No other partner matches the level of our support – without any kind of hidden agenda. No other partner. At […]

How might designerly ways prompt and facilitate interdisciplinary understandings of EU legal (dis)integration?

Amanda Perry-Kessaris |

The content of this post was presented at the launch workshop of the EUFutures Research Network held at City, University of London on 4 November 2022. Amanda Perry-Kessaris, Professor of Law, Kent Law School @aperrykessaris https://amandaperrykessaris.org This post explores how we might draw on design-based methods to enhance our willingness and ability to work across […]

52% to 48% = uncertainty

Jon Danzig |

So, in a straw poll of Twitter users organised by the new Chief Twit, Elon Musk, Donald Trump has been ‘elected’ back onto the platform after being banned in 2020 for reasons we all know. “The people have spoken,” tweeted Mr Musk. Haven’t we heard that phrase before, ad nauseam, since 24 June 2016? Musk’s […]

Justice for Blessing: Contesting Police Violence at the Franco-Italian Border

Janina Pescinski |

On October 25th, Tous Migrants, a French migrant advocacy organization, announced that it had filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights concerning the death of Blessing Matthew, a young Nigerian woman who died after crossing the Franco-Italian border. This appeal is based in part on new evidence in the case that came to light in an investigation by Border Forensics.

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