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The Idea of Europe has failed!

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Europe has been engulfed politically and intellectually with one question –has the idea of Europe failed? One unified Idea of Europe was a consolation post WWII world and an achievement of “democratic world” post the fall of Berlin wall. But is it so… the Brexit conundrum shows there are more countries to follow Britain  in […]

Mi Propuesta: “Un mecanismo de quejas efectivo para Frontex y Easo”

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La creación de una Guardia Europea de Fronteras y Costas (GEFC) y la propuesta de transformar la Oficina Europea de Apoyo al Asilo (Easo) en una Agencia Europea de Asilo (AEA) en 2016 responde a la necesidad de garantizar la implementación de las medidas adoptadas por la Unión Europea (UE) en el Espacio de Libertad […]

Flying less and the problems with cross-border trains

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Climate politics are increasingly looking at decarbonizing the transport sector. Part of the debate focuses on increased pollution from civil aviation, where Ryanair is in the top 10 of EU emitters. Part of the debate focuses on flying less, i.e. twitter #flyingless, and staying on the ground, i.e. rail travel. More recently, the Danish Socialist […]

#EP2019—Brexit Delay and the Suspension of Fidesz (II)

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Nine weeks away from the European Parliament elections, Brexit and the suspension of Fidesz from the European People’ Party has been worthwhile developments to pay attention to in the context of the EP elections campaigns. The evening of the 20th of March and the following day have been critical moments for both the British and […]

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#EP2019—Insights from Hungary and Poland (I)

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When I was an active party member and an elected Local Councillor until 2014, the European Parliament election campaign period was something I looked forward to, since it had given me the opportunity to knock on many people’ doors and see how they would be casting their votes at the elections.  Now with all the uncertainties […]

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Brexitology: delving into the books on Brexit

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Britain’s vote to leave the EU has produced a wealth of books, which should come as no surprise given the unprecedented challenges and debates it has led to in the UK, the rest of Europe and around the world. Recently published in International Politics Review, ‘Brexitology: delving into the books on Brexit’ covers almost 60 […]

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Communicating Europe: Who Speaks, and Why?

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What is Communicating Europe? Communicating Europe really started as an idea, or rather a reflection, after watching the BBC Great Debate in June 2016 between representatives of different UK-based political parties regarding whether to leave the EU, or to stay inside and make it stronger.  The reflection I had at the time was that, for […]

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Is the Backstop the real reason for UK gridlock? What are the options?

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The Brexit process seems to have got mired in something called the Backstop which few people, at least outside Ireland, understand but which is portrayed as way of keeping either the whole of the UK or just Northern Ireland more closely tied to the EU than they would have wanted. But is it the real […]

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2019 in Political Science (3) – Gleichstellung und Konflikte

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Ich bin jetzt seit gut vier Jahren stellvertretende Frauenbeauftragte der Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der LMU München. In Bayern nennt sich diese Funktion, nach dem Gesetz, immer noch so – “Frauenbeauftragte”. In anderen Bundesländern heißt es meist “Gleichstellungsbeauftragte(r)”. Aber die Bezeichnung ist mir nicht so wichtig. Wichtig ist, dass sich etwas tut. Und das geht häufig nicht […]

Neither Heaven nor Hell; Neither Saints nor Sinners

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…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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