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The Changing Role of Citizens in Reforming EU Democracy | Event Report

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“The Changing Role of Citizens in Reforming EU Democracy” Workshop Queen Mary University of London 15 May 2019 This event was supported by funding provided by a UACES Small Event Grant (learn more and apply), the Queen Mary Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS), and the Queen Mary Department of Law. The event contributes […]

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose? The 2019 European election results in France

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose? The 2019 European election results in France Nick Startin, University of Bath The 2019 European election campaign in France was framed by the French media as a rerun of the second round of the 2017 presidential elections. The dominant narrative centred on who would be the leading […]

Decentring Europe: Critical Approaches to European Foreign Policy | Event Report

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Decentring Europe: Critical Approaches to European Foreign Policy Research Seminar University of London Institute in Paris 7 March 2019 Organised by the Centre for European Research (CER), Queen Mary University of London in cooperation with the University of London Institute in Paris. Supported by a UACES Small Event Grant (learn more and apply).  The rationale […]

EU Foreign Policy 10 Years After Lisbon

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Perspectives on European Foreign Policy in the Context of Current EU-Russia Relations 1 Day Workshop – Friday 11 January 2019 – Leiden University, Netherlands In the kick-off session, three distinguished speakers share their assessment about the state of European foreign policy cooperation. We asked: What are the most pressing challenges facing the EU and its […]

Brexit and the Voice of the People: But Which People?

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Brexit and the Voice of the People: But Which People? Moira Dustin, Nuno Ferreira and Susan Millns (Sussex European Institute at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK) A thousand different lenses Brexit has been debated and unpicked to exhaustion. Writing in February 2019, Brexit is beginning to feel like a bad soap opera whose scriptwriter […]

Out of the LSE Bubble | NORTIA Fellow Irena Kahlousová

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Irena Kalhousová is currently a PhD student at the London School of Economics, working on relations between Central European countries and Israel. She is a Chief analyst and a member of the Program Committee at the Foundation Forum2000. Irena holds an M.Phil. degree in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s […]

Researching EU Foreign Policy | NORTIA Fellow Irina Petrova

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Irina Petrova is a PhD fellow at the Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) Institute at the University of Leuven. Her dissertation (under the supervision of Professor Stephan Keukeleire) focuses on the comparison of different types of power exercised by the EU and Russia in their shared neighbourhood.     Synergies between NORTIA and projects […]

Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy | UACES Research Network News

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The newly established UACES Research Network (RN) on Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy (2018-2021) has made an auspicious start with events at three international interdisciplinary conferences over the summer of 2018. In June, network co-ordinators, Sara Drake and Melanie Smith (Cardiff), and network members, Esther Versluis (Maastricht) and Judith van Erp (Utrecht), made […]

The Limits of EUrope | Event Report

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LIMITS OF EUROPE Reading Room, Carlton House Terrace 1st-2nd October 2018 Conference by King’s College London and Lazarski University, Warsaw EUrope is changing, and in addition to critically asking why and how EUrope is changing, we need to investigate what epistemic and methodological advances can be made to better understand changes and challenges in EUropean […]

Researching the Multidimensionality of Sanctioning Policies | UACES Scholar: Martina Fürrutter

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Report by UACES Scholar 2018, Martina Fürrutter (University of St. Gallen). Applications are now open for the 2019 UACES Scholarships. Outline of the project My PhD project explores the multidimensionality of sanctioning policies. Existing research has highlighted the ineffectiveness of sanctions as an instrument of foreign policy. However, most studies tend to base their results on a […]

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