Vincenzo Schioppa Narrante (1956-2016)

It is with utmost sadness that the European University Institute announces the death on 24 August of Secretary-General Vincenzo Schioppa Narrante, following injuries from a traffic accident. Mr Schioppa Narrante became the EUI’s Secretary-General on 2 March 2016, after having served as Italy’s Ambassador to South Africa.  The energy, fresh perspective and broad vision promised under his leadership will be deeply missed.

EUI welcomes three new faculty

Three new faculty members, in the fields of constitutional law, EU law, and comparative political economy will join the Institute this autumn. In the Law Department, Gábor Halmai joins as Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law and Urška Šadl joins as Professor of Law. In the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Dorothee Bohle will take up her appointment as Professor of Political Science. Read more about these scholars in EUI Life.

Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships


Applications are now being taken for the EUI's Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship programme.  The remunerated fellowships are aimed at senior academics, and selected fellows obtain visiting status in one of the Institute's departments for up to 10 months. The next deadline for application is 30 September 2016, for fellowships in the departments of Economics, History, and Political and Social Sciences.


Looking at the debt crisis

How do you contain contagion? Lee C. Buchheit is the author of How to Negotiate Eurocurrency Loan Agreements and Sovereign Bonds and the Collective Will. During his recent visit to the Robert Schuman Centre's annual 'Filling the Gaps in Governance Conference', he spoke to Nicholas Barrett about his latest paper 'Talking One's Way Out of a Debt Crisis' and European debt restructuring.

New DemandAT research on human trafficking and domestic work

How does the need for domestic workers in Europe drive human trafficking? DemandAT, a multidisciplinary research project with a research team at the EUI, sheds light on the question with a series of new country reports and policy briefs. The team examines the dynamics of migrant domestic work in Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK.



A European republic of sovereign states : sovereignty, republicanism and the European Union

By Richard Bellamy

This article proposes the alternative of a republican association of sovereign states that allows sovereign states and their peoples to mutually regulate their external sovereignty in non-dominating ways. This alternative proposal provides a more plausible and defensible means for sustaining the requisite kind of popular sovereignty in contemporary conditions and a more appropriate vision of the European Union.

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.