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Researching European Energy Policy in Brussels | UACES Scholar: Ingmar Versolmann (University of Edinburgh)

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Report by UACES Scholar 2018, Ingmar Versolmann (University of Edinburgh).  My UACES Scholarship funding was used for a three-week field trip to Brussels in April 2018, to conduct interviews. My research project analyses the driving factors of European energy policy towards a European Energy Union and a deeper level of integration in general. Utilising a […]

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 […]

Researching the Emergence of Inter-Firm Cooperation in Unfavourable Settings | UACES Scholar: Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni

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Report by UACES Scholar 2018, Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni (European Institute, London School of Economics), on her fieldwork in Greece and Southern Italy.  Overview of my PhD The aim of my thesis is to explain why intense inter-firm cooperation sometimes emerges in unfavourable settings, notably in Greece and Southern Italy. The starting point of my argument is that […]

Researching the Development of Regional Parliaments in Europe, South America & Africa | UACES Scholar 2018

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Report by UACES-James Madison Charitable Trust (JMCT) Scholar 2018, Bruno Theodoro Luciano (University of Birmingham).  Thanks to the UACES/JMCT scholarship I was able to conduct a research fieldwork in South Africa for the purposes of my PhD research, which aims to investigate the development of regional parliaments in Europe (European Parliament), South America (Mercosur Parliament) […]

Governance beyond the Anthropocene: Ecological Issues in European Political practice and Thought | Event Report

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School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire, June 22nd 2018 Organisers:  Dr Francesca Batzella, Dr Elisa Randazzo and Hannah Richter On June 22nd the members of the Security & Governance research group at the University of Hertfordshire welcomed scholars working on ecological issues in Political Science, Political Theory and Law for a day of presentations and […]

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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