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The call for 55 Max Weber fellowships is open

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Applications are now open for the Max Weber Postdoctoral Programme. The Programme is among the largest, most prestigious and successful post-doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences.  50-55 fully funded 1 and 2 year post doctoral fellowships are on offfer to applicants from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, social and political sciences and law. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered. Last year 98% of Fellows found an academic position on completing the Fellowship. The deadline for applications for the academic year 2015-2016 is 25 October 2014.

Date
25/07/2014

Bellamy: 'honour and a pleasure' to lecture at Royal Irish Academy

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Professor Richard Bellamy has delivered a lecture to an audience of the Royal Irish Academy which included the president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The talk on ‘International Human Rights and Democratic Public Ethics’ explored the relationship between human rights, democracy and the Judiciary and hosted by the University of Limerick. Click here to watch the lecture.

Date
24/07/2014

European Commission's oral history programme 1973-1986 now available in new online database

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218 interview recordings produced as part of the volume "The European Commission 1973-1986, History and Memories of an Institution" have been deposited at the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) and are now available to research.
Date
23/07/2014

EUI Professor named on list of 'World's Most Influential Scientific Minds'

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Peter Hansen has been named in the Thomson-Reuters list of 'The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014'. Hansen, a Professor of Economics at the EUI, was recognised by Thomson-Reuters who, by a process of statistical analysis, publish an annual list of the researchers who are most frequently acknowledged by their peers.
Date
18/07/2014

Francisco Bethencourt in conversation with Jorge Flores

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In the second podcast of our ‘Return to your Alma Mater’ series, Francisco Bethencourt, an alumnus of the EUI, sits down with Jorge Flores to discuss his new book Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century.
Date
30/06/2014

Publications

CADMUS

Public service broadcasting in Greece in the era of austerity

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By Petros Iosifidis and Irini Katsirea

In 2013 the Greek government closed down public broadcaster ERT and made its employees redundant as part of the latest public spending cuts imposed to meet the terms of the country’s bailout deal. In effect, this has left the commercially dominated Greek broadcasting landscape without a public channel and its citizens dependent on the private media sector for the provision of information, entertainment and education. One can rightly accuse ERT of lacking clear public interest objectives, overstaffing, bureaucracy, wastefulness and over-rewards for senior management, but its abrupt closure without consultation and a strategic plan is an attack on free speech and public space by the Greek government.

Croce, Gramsci, Bobbio and the Italian political tradition

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By Richard Bellamy

This book collects 15 essays exploring the Italian political tradition from Beccaria to Bobbio. Particular attention is paid to the ways these theorists linked social with political theory on the one hand, and politics with ethics on the other, and to the infl uence of these links on their differing conceptions of the state and democracy. All shared a neo-Machiavellean concern with the divide separating their political ideals and the realities of everyday politics, and devised diverse strategies for bridging the gap between them. As a result, they developed distinctively Italian understandings of liberalism, Marxism and socialism, shaped by a realist approach to politics. Among the thinkers discussed are Cesare Beccaria, Antonio Genovesi, Benedetto Croce, Guido de Ruggiero, Antonio Gramsci, Vilfredo Pareto, Gaetano Mosca and Norberto Bobbio.

Global economy report: July - August 2014

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Edited by Daniele Limonta, Massimiliano Marcellino, Francesca Panelli, Alessandro Stanzini, Maria Eleonora Traverso and 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.