Webinar on EMU: What next after Brexit?

Should the European Monetary Union be accelerated? Should countries be allowed access to the free market without accepting the free of movement of people? And should the EU change course in the face of this rejection? These issues and others will be discussed in an open webinar led by Professor Ramon Marimon (EUI/ADEMU). With the participation of Mr. Joaquín Almunia (Former Vice-president of the European Commission), and experts from the ADEMU project Professors Giorgio Monti and Morten Ravn. All are welcome to participate, registration required.

President Weiler receives Fiorino d'Oro

The city of Florence has named EUI President JHH Weiler a recipient of its civic prize 'Fiorino d'Oro della citta di Firenze'.

The prize recognizes individuals who have brought honour to the city of Florence and its institutions, both at the national and international levels, thanks to their distinguished contributions in the areas of culture, the arts, work, politics, service, philanthropy, sport, or in the international sphere.

Women in Europe and the world

The 2016 State of the Union Address ‘Women in Europe in the World', delivered by Professor Ruth Rubio Marín, is now available in 19 languages on the State of the Union website.
Professor Marín’s speech has been widely disseminated across Europe, including by the European Institute for Gender Equality, an autonomous body of the EU founded by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union to promote gender equality.

Renaud Dehousse appointed President of the European University Institute


Renaud Dehousse, Director of the Centre for European Studies and Professor of EU Law and Public Policy at Sciences-Po, Paris, has been appointed the new Principal of the EUI.  Professor Dehousse's appointment was approved by the EUI High Council on 3 June. He will take up his appointment in September 2016.

Bulgaria becomes 22nd contracting state to the EUI


The European University Institute is proud to announce that Bulgaria officially became a member of the EUI on 2 June, making it the 22nd contracting state of the Institute. The Bulgarian flag was raised during a ceremony at the Badia Fiesolana, organized in the framework of the meeting of the High Council, before a crowd of delegates, academics and members of the EUI.



Inside wars : local dynamics of conflicts in Syria and Libya

Edited by Luigi Narbone, Agnès Favier, and Virginie Collombier

This ebook aims to make a contribution to the understanding of some of the under-researched local dynamics of the Syrian and Libyan conflicts. The objective is to create a new narrative of these conflicts which sheds light on their local dimensions by looking closely at the social, political, economic and religious transformations produced by the uprisings and the armed conflicts that followed.

Trade unions and the British electorate

By Paul Webb

While there have been many studies of the political role played by trade unions in Britain, few have considered their electoral influence in detail. This book aims to rectify this and in particular highlights the breakdown in the electoral linkages between the Labour Party and the unions that has occurred since the 1960s. Rival explanations for this are considered in the course of the analysis of the political attitudes and partisanship of trade unionists.

The Oxford handbook of the economics of networks

Edited by: Yann Bramoullé; Andrea Galeotti, and Brian W. Rogers

This book represents the frontier of research into how and why networks they form, how they influence behavior, how they help govern outcomes in an interactive world, and how they shape collective decision making, opinion formation, and diffusion dynamics. From a methodological perspective, the contributors to this volume devote attention to theory, field experiments, laboratory experiments, and econometrics. Theoretical work in network formation, games played on networks, repeated games, and the interaction between linking and behavior is synthesized.

The politics of migration in Italy : perspectives on local debates and party competition

By Pietro Castelli Gattinara

Migration represents one of the key issues in both Italian and European politics, and it has triggered EU-wide debates and negotiations, alongside alarmist and often sensationalist news reporting on the activities of government, party and social movement actors. This book explores what happens when previously undiscussed issues become central to political agendas and are publicly debated in the mass media. Examining how political actors engage with the issue of migration in electoral campaigning, the book highlights how complex policy issues are addressed selectively by political entrepreneurs and how the responses of political actors are influenced by strategic incentives and ongoing events.