Comparative Politics Workshop


The Comparative Politics Workshop (CPW) is a forum aiming at enhancing researchers knowledge of the subfield of comparative politics by discussing classics, contemporary work and research-in-progress.  The focus is mainly on the logic and method of comparison, rather than on specific topics. The workshop's methodological and substantive range is intended to be broad and it is open to researchers, post-docs and faculty from all departments. 14 January 2015

Research perspectives and archival sources on the external relations of the European Union

The Association "Friends of the Historical Archives of the European Union" and the Historical Archives of the European Union are organising the international conference: "The External Relations of the EC/EU (1957-2010): Research perspectives and archival sources".  The conference will take place on 18-19 December 2014 at Villa Salviati.

The Economics department comes to you

The EUI Economics Department has organised presentations across Europe for candidates interested in applying to the doctoral programme for the 2015/16 academic year. Throughout December, current researchers will be available to discuss the PhD programme, distribute material, and answer questions. Starting today, events will be taking place in Barcelona, Lisbon, London, Mannheim, Milan and Warsaw.

A new energy policy for the new European Commission?


In his online manifesto Jean-Michel Glachant, director of the Florence School of Regulation, shares his  vision of a new energy policy in Brussels, asking 5 questions and proposing two alternative scenarios for each. Read the online manifesto and  discuss with Professor Glachant on twitter to continue the conversation:  #EnergyManifesto



The European Court of Justice and external relations law : constitutional challenges

Edited by Marise Cremona; Anne Thies

This edited collection appraises the role, self-perception, reasoning and impact of the European Court of Justice on the development of EU external relations law. Against the background of the recent recasting of the EU Treaties by the Treaty of Lisbon and at a time when questions arise over the character of the Court’s judicial reasoning and the effect of international legal obligations in its case law, it discusses the contribution of the Court to the formation of the EU as an international actor and the development of EU external relations law, and the constitutional challenges the Court faces in this context.

Why should we read Max Weber today? his conception of Wissenschaft

By Peter Ghosh

In 1964 the question of Weber’s present-day significance was an open one which was passionately debated, but in 2014 his canonical position is so secure that it seems superfluous. Nonetheless, the question should be asked, because if it is not, then any view of Max Weber as an integral thinker recedes into the distance, and he dissolves into a series of specialized fragments.  The paper suggests that Weber is important above all because he is a universalist thinker capable of operating under modern conditions.

Global economy report : November-December 2014

Edited by Daniele Limonta, Massimiliano Marcellino, Francesca Panelli, Alessandro Stanzini, Maria Eleonora Traverso, Alberta Martino

The objective of the report is to provide an analysis of the current and expected macroeconomic and financial conditions at the global level, with also a focus on key economic areas such as Europe, the USA and ASIA