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Willie Paterson at 80

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By Prof Charlie Jeffery, University of York Willie Paterson, a legendary figure in political science and European studies in the UK, turned 80 a little while back. I’ve known Willie for the last 34 of those 80 years and worked with him very closely for ten of them. I have to say no-one else has […]

Brusselsas a field: Rethinkingthe policy worldof EU GSP

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UACES Scholarship Report by Antonio Salvador M. ALCAZARIII Doctoral Candidate in Political Science, Central European University, Austria Visiting Research Fellow, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Spain   Often feted as ‘the crown jewel’ of its common commercial policy, the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) has, since the 1970s, unilaterally opened the EU marketspace to […]

Obituary: Professor Clive H. Church

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Clive H. Church, Emeritus Professor of European Studies, University of Kent, (1939–2021) The breadth of Clive Church’s academic interests was extraordinary. In addition to his work on the EU, and his comprehensive 1990s report on the state of European Studies in the UK, Revolution and Red Tape was a pioneering study of French bureaucrats during […]

POLITICO’s EU Studies & Career Fair goes virtual – again

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Every year, POLITICO organizes the largest recruitment event in EU affairs in Europe. At the event, the world’s best universities and organizations connect with thousands of youngsters looking for a future in EU Affairs, International Relations, Political Sciences, Business, Economics and Public Policy. Due to the pandemic, the EU Studies & Career Fair events team […]

Field Trip Report - Central African Republic (CAR)

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This field trip in Central African Republic (CAR) supported by the UACES Scholarship investigated the interactions among members of the international community in Bangui in the aftermath of the presidential and legislative elections of December 2020. The last decades have seen an increase in the number of interventions in conflict and post-conflict zones led by […]

UACES Chair’s Message — November 2021

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Dear UACES colleagues It was in the late 1990s that I first discovered UACES. Urged by my PhD supervisor to go and find some other people interested in what I was interested in, I found the Association a natural home. By the time I’d completed my thesis I had gotten to help set up and […]

Did Digital Technology Transform the DNA of the Practice of Diplomacy?

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Following on from her non-traditional panel at the UACES Annual Conference, UACES member Dorina Baltag reflects on how digital technology has impacted diplomacy. News about important diplomatic conversations among world leaders reaches the public with the speed of a ‘click’ through the means of social media. With over 2.8 billion Facebook users and over 206 […]

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