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Theorising Europe from the Margins: A Reappraisal of W.E.B. Du Bois’ Critical Thought

Joshua M. Makalintal |

For the EUROGLOT panel on ‘Theorising Europe, Otherwise’, I took the opportunity to present my working paper reassessing W.E.B. Du Bois’ immanent critique of Europe and empire. This paper forms part of a more comprehensive theoretical research project of mine that aims to reconstruct his ideology-critical and anti-disciplinary sociological work.

ECPR Knowledge Politics and Policies 2023

Europe of Knowledge |

The 2023 edition of the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) took place in Prague, 4-8 September. The section of our ECPR Standing Group Knowledge Politics and Policies included nine panels on politics and policy of academic mobility and diplomacy, universities, higher and vocational education, research, and Artificial Intelligence. This year […]

Understanding Investment Screening Mechanisms in the European Union

Elif Cemre Besgür |

The experience of the Covid pandemic, coupled with concerns about critical Chinese takeovers and technological transfers, has brought security threats to the forefront. Consequently, screening incoming foreign direct investment (FDI) for national security reasons has become a common practice.

Saving Popular Sovereignty from a Slow Death in the European Union

JCMS |

by Jan Pieter Beetz (Utrecht University) On 15 September 2022, the vast majority of the Members of the European Parliament condemned Hungary’s Fidesz government for undermining European values. They proposed that Hungary has become an electoral autocracy. Further, they called for more forceful action against the Hungarian government by the EU. What authority does the […]

Aspiration Towards Centrality in the EU External Action Context

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This blog post is a follow-up to the presentation “The Aspiration Towards Centrality in the European Research Area: The European Interest in Bringing the Southern Neighbourhood Into the Picture,” given on 11 September 2023, during the virtual panel 104 “The EU as an External Actor I” of the UACES 2023 Conference. The presentation highlighted some […]

EUHealthGov at UACES 2023

EUhealthgov |

EUHealthGov is delighted to have been involved in this week’s annual conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). We have hosted three panels at the event at Queen’s University Belfast on 4, 5 and 6 September.  On Monday morning, we gathered for a panel on EU governance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mina […]

UACES Graduate Forum Committee - Summer Update

Niall Robb |

  Far from taking downtime, summer has been a busy period for the Graduate Forum. This short update contains important information about what we have been up to as a community in the past few months and all of our upcoming events. A Successful Conference in Barcelona In June, we gathered in Barcelona for our […]

RENPET Network Residency at ARENA Centre for European Studies (University of Oslo)

Unai Gómez-Hernández |

Between April and June 2023, I had the chance to conduct the RENPET bursary at the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo. My stay there was worth it since it allowed me to achieve these goals while also allowing me to get in contact with other researchers and practitioners residing in Oslo.

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