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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 […]

UACES European Energy Policy Research Network | Three Years in Review (2015-2018)

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After more than three years of very stimulating and productive research collaboration, the UACES funded Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on European Energy, established in 2015, held its final formal gathering at the UACES Annual Conference in Bath in September 2018. Since its launch, network members have delivered about forty-five research papers at various UACES Annual […]

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 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) […]

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