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Qualitative analysis of decision-making in the Council of the European Union

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Bruno Vandecasteele

The idea for this workshop was quite simple: to bring together new and established EU studies researchers that use qualitative methods to investigate the role and functioning of EU institutions. The Council of the European Union, for example, is a key player in European decision-making and still one of the most puzzling institutions for EU […]

A Balanced Data Protection in the EU: Conflicts and Possible Solutions

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A Balanced Data Protection in the EU: Conflicts and Possible Solutions

The workshop brought together scholars of international standing and with a background stemming from different policy fields. The aim of the workshop was to reflect on the topic of data protection from various perspectives. The event was broadly advertised, open to the public and well attended. The audience was composed of members of the European […]

Teaching with Twitter

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How can Twitter be integrated into teaching and learning European Studies? What are the pitfalls and challenges faced when using this medium? Here, Egle Dagilyte, shares advice and tips from UACES social media academic enthusiasts.

Power shift? The EU’s pivot to Asia

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Hong Kong

Over the last two decades, the world has witnessed the economic resurgence of Asia and the region is now a top priority in all global players’ agenda. In 2011, the US made official their strategic pivot to the Asia-Pacific, and decided to strengthen their trade relationships and their diplomatic presence with a heightened security presence. […]

100 Books on Europe to be Remembered

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The owls at the European Parliamentary Research Service have recently compiled an excellent list of ‘100 Books on Europe to be Remembered’. The list includes a summary of each book, a biography of the author and in some cases, access to the full text. You’ll see many familiar names there, including a number of current […]

For a Global European Studies?

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The study of the European Union (EU), as we all know, is a commitment to a particular set of theoretical attachments as much as it is an interest in the institutions within the region of Europe. Terms such as ‘multi-level governance’, ‘supranationalism’, ‘neofunctionalism’ and ‘liberal intergovernmentalism’ are seldom deployed outside of European Studies, or even […]

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