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UACES Chair’s Message — November 2018

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Nicholas Startin, University of Bath It is a pleasure to be writing my first column for the newsletter as Chair of UACES. I would like to begin by saying a big thank you to Helen Drake for all of her efforts in the role over the last six years. Her excellent leadership skills and commitment […]

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 […]

Best Book in European Studies | Interview with 2018 Prizewinner Thomas Winzen

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The UACES Best Book Prize is awarded annually for the book that has made the most substantial and original contribution to knowledge in contemporary European Studies. In 2018, the prize was awarded to Thomas Winzen (University of Mannheim) for his book Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform – Explaining National Parliaments’ Adaptation to European Integration (Oxford University Press, […]

Mapping Social Networks at UACES 2018

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Academic conferences are key meeting points in the research community, a vital outlet for new research, and an indispensable opportunity for collaborators to interact in person. But, asks Brendan Moore, how do we conceptualise these complex events, and what can they tell us about the wider European Studies discipline? During the UACES 48th Annual Conference […]

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 […]

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, […]

Europe at a Crossroads | UACES Graduate Forum* Conference 2017

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*Formerly known as the UACES Student Forum “A fascinating and challenging debate” – Chi Onwurah MP On 3-4 July 2017, thirty postgraduate and early career researchers gathered at the Newcastle University Politics Department to hear and discuss each other’s work on the current challenges facing Europe, the historical developments which have led to these challenges, […]

Chair’s message – November 2016

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In 2017 UACES will mark its 50th anniversary. When we began planning the celebrations we could not have known that 2017 would also see the start of negotiations between the UK and the EU27 to take the UK out of the European Union.  The UACES committee confirmed in its meeting of 7 October 2016 that the association, from its […]

Chair’s message – July 2016

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On Thursday 23rd June 2016 the UK will vote in a referendum to remain in or leave the European Union.  What might the vote mean for UACES and its members? The date will have come and gone by the time we go to press.  So here we look ahead by revisiting the past. We recall […]

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 […]

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