Anton Hemerijck joins SPS department


Dr Anton Hemerijck has joined the EUI in the Department of Political and Social Sciences as Professor of Political Science and Sociology. Hemerijck comes to the EUI from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he was Professor of Institutional Policy Analysis and also Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (2009 - 2014). In an interview with EUI Times, Hemerijck discusses his approach to research on social policy and the role academics can play in informing public policy.  Read more in EUI Times.

Critical reflections on asylum, migration and xenophobia in Europe


The Max Weber Programme has organized a multi-disciplinary workshop on the moral, political, cultural and institutional challenges the EU faces in the midst of the current refugee crisis.  Bringing together historians, legal scholars and political scientists, the aim of the workshop is to showcase new research related to the crisis to facilitate a better-informed public debate. Contributions range from analyses of xenophobia in Europe, to a review of migrants’ perceptions of the EU, and from investigations of current EU asylum policy, to an examination of international responses to the European refugee crisis at the end of World War II.  24 January – please register.

Fernand Braudel Fellowships

Applications for Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships in the Departments of Economics and Law for the 2017/18 academic year, and in the Department of Political and Social Sciences for fellowships in calendar year 2018, are now being taken. The fellowships are open to established academics with an international reputation interested in pursuing their research at the EUI.

Understanding populism; thinking about utopias

EUI Times closes out 2016 with two items for our readers. ‘The spectre of populism’ examines the meanings and driving forces behind the resurgence of the phenomenon in liberal democracies, while EUIdeas podcast ‘The idea of utopia’ presents an historical discussion of the some of the thinkers and thoughts behind imagined idealised societies over the centuries.



Infrastructure finance in Europe: insights into the history of water, transport, and telecommunications

edited by Youssef Cassis, Giuseppe De Luca and Massimo Florio

In this volume, economic historians, economists, and engineers combine evidence from the literature and untapped sources to explore the diverse historical paths explaining infrastructure finance in various European countries. Starting with a section on the general history of European infrastructure finance, the book subsequently provides in-depth examinations of the water, transport and telecommunications sectors. The authors’ insights and observations between theory and policy are informative for a broad audience of academics, policy makers and practitioners in these areas.   

The Europeanisation of citizenship governance in south-east Europe

edited by Jelena Dzankic, Simonida Kacarska and Natasa Pantic

How has Europeanisation affected the link between citizenship and governance in and across the new states of South East Europe? This book unpacks the intimate relationship between the European Union, national governments, and citizens through a tripartite model that captures the uneven and diversified effects of Europeanisation on the governance of citizenship-related policy areas. The volume highlights the transformative power of European integration not only on modes of governance in various policy areas, but also on practices and experiences of citizenship.

Migration, masculinities and reproductive labour: men of the home

By Ester Gallo and Francesca Scrinzi

This volume analyses the role gender plays in the relationship between globalisation, migration and reproductive labour. Using ethnographic methods, the authors draw on the voices of migrant men and women in Italy to show how masculinities are constructed within the home through migrant men's interactions with male and female employers, women relations and their wider ethnic network. The authors highlight how migrant men's experiences of reproductive labour and family are shaped by global forces and national public policies, and how they negotiate the changes and potential conflicts that their 'feminised' jobs in care work entail.