Exploring European and National Funding Opportunities


The Academic Careers Observatory is hosting representatives from European and national research agencies in order to provide an overview of various research and funding schemes available to both Researchers and Fellows. The agencies are highlighting those opportunities that are directly aimed at early-career scholars. Delegates are explaining their programmes and offering advice and insights on the application progress. This meeting includes representatives from the European Research Council, Research Executive Agency and the national research agencies of the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, and Switzerland. On 26 November

Date: 20/11/2014

Stalinism. A Study of Popular Imagination


An examination of popular imagination sheds new light on the sources of the social behavior of the Soviet people and their leaders. In this study several narratives of popular imagination are explored: Apocalypse, impending war and omnipresent conspiracies, as well as the cult of the leader. A lecture on 26 November

Date: 20/11/2014

Democracy and Human Rights in Decline? New ideas for the next generation democracy


The EUI will host a meeting for the Club de Madrid and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) in Florence on 24-25 November 2014. The theme of the meeting will be democracy and human rights and will involve 40 Club de Madrid members along with academic experts from around the world.

Date: 14/11/2014

7th Graduate Network Conference (4-6 March 2015): Call for papers

The 7th Graduate Network Conference in political science will be hosted by the EUI and the Scuola Normale Superiore, in Florence, 4-6 March 2015. The conference gives PhD students of the network universities the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects and to refine their theoretical and methodological approaches. Accordingly, papers  should reflect the current state of research and can range from early research drafts to fully-fledged papers. All PhD students of the network are invited to submit an abstract of maximum 300 words by 23 November 2014.
Date: 14/11/2014



Converging pathways : Spain and the European integration process

Edited by Cristina Blanco Sio-Lopez and Susana Munoz

Europe: the fruit of a willing construction that superseded much of its past darkness by gradually transforming numerous walls, prejudices and conflicts into bridges of cooperation and mutually enriching developments. Spain: An amalgam of creative tensions, of groundbreaking realisations, of successively frustrated and regained horizons and of long fought hopes. The key question in this realm is: Do they still revolve around converging pathways?

Committed to reform? Pragmatic antitrust enforcement in electricity markets

By Malgorzata Sadowska

This book provides in-depth case studies of EU competition enforcement in the electricity sector. It shows how the Commission bends and stretches competition law beyond its proper limits to accommodate non-competition goals. The book’s cross-disciplinary approach and clear, straightforward language makes it a good read for both lawyers and economists interested in the interplay between the EU competition and energy policies and their impact on electricity markets

Cultural heritage in international investment law and arbitration

By Valentina Vadi

Can states adopt protectionist cultural policies? What are the limits, if any, to state intervention in cultural matters? A wide variety of cultural policies may interfere with foreign investments, and a tension therefore exists between the cultural policies of the host state and investment treaty provisions. This study maps the relevant investor-state arbitrations concerning cultural elements and shows that arbitrators have increasingly taken cultural concerns into consideration in deciding cases brought before them.

The (mis)construction of the European individual. Two essays on Union citizenship law

By Loïc Azoulai

European Union law has developed a concept of Union citizenship based on a right of exit from one’s country and a consequential right of entry in another Member State of the Union. ‘Empowering’ European citizens and enabling them to integrate into other Member States’ territories is its main purpose. [...]
There is, however, another way to engage with the concept. The focus on social integration is replaced by a somewhat more ambitious project: to empower the Union citizens to connect with Europe as a whole.

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