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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 […]

Researching Women’s Labour Force Participation, Childcare and Family Policy in Post-Soviet Russia | UACES Scholar: Olena Lyubchenko

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Report by UACES Scholar 2018, Olena Lyubchenko (York University, Toronto). Applications are now open for the 2019 UACES Scholarships. The 2018 UACES Scholarship of £1,500 has allowed me to conduct a part of fieldwork research toward my PhD dissertation, preliminarily titled, Gender Order in Transition?: Social Reproduction in Post-Soviet Russia, while holding a Visiting Researcher position at […]

Researching Kin-Minority Parties in a (Dis)Integrating Europe | UACES/JMCT Scholar: Patrick Utz

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Report by UACES/James Madison Charitable Trust Scholar 2018, Patrick Utz (University of Edinburgh). Applications are now open for the 2019 UACES Scholarships. Kin-minority parties in a (dis)integrating Europe: Cross-border cooperation and irredentism in the European Union My PhD project explores how European integration modifies the territorial demands of kinminority parties in Western Europe. Kin-minority parties are […]

A Re-Nationalisation and De-Europeanisation of EU foreign policy? | 1st NORTIA Conference

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Paula Lamoso (Autonomous University Madrid) This report was originally published on the NORTIA website NORTIA celebrated its First Network Conference at IBEI Barcelona (hosted by Dr Robert Kissack and his team) during 6-8 June 2018. It was my first time participating in a NORTIA event, and the assessment cannot be better.  We enjoyed three days of colloquium about teaching […]

UACES Chair’s Message — August 2018

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University London This is the full version of Helen’s final Chair’s Column for the UACES members’ newsletter, before she steps down after 6 years of service as UACES Chair.  What’s in a subject association?[1]  UACES is above all a membership organisation. We exist first and foremost to deliver benefit to our members, […]

External Perceptions of the EU after Brexit | Event Report

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Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz 28-29 June 2018 On the second anniversary of the British referendum and the “Leave” vote, this international workshop hosted at the University of Mainz addressed the impact of Brexit on external partners’ perceptions of the EU and, by extension, on EU foreign policy. The event was supported by a UACES Small Event […]

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