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Does participation in the Max Weber Programme lead to greater career progression?

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A Max Weber Fellowship boosts academic careers according to the Impact Evaluation Report of the Max Weber Programme for 2013. The report compares the career trajectories of Max Weber Fellows and those applicants to the programme who were either offered a fellowship and turned it down or were sufficiently highly ranked to be long-listed or put on the reserve list for a fellowship.

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

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.

Is what we hear about migration really true? Questioning eight stereotypes

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Edited by Philippe Fargues

Immigration has polarised European politics for decades. There have been defenders and opponents of migration into Europe, and it has often been the matter of acrimonious debate. In recent years, however, the dispute between the two groups often seems to have largely vanished. If the opinion that migration is a threat rather than an asset prevails, there is a risk that European States will forego the benefits of immigration. In doing so, it will undermine Europe’s recovery from the crisis and, ultimately, its position of importance in the world.