10th Anniversary Max Weber Fellows June Conference: Dimensions of Equality, Effectiveness and Efficiency – Past and Future


During this conference the research of current Max Weber Fellows is brought together with the recent work of former MWFs as well as other early-career postdocs who currently hold EUI Jean Monnet fellowships or Marie Sklodowska-Curie grants at either the EUI or elsewhere. One of the bedrocks of the conference is its cross-disciplinarity.  8-10 June 2016.

Studying Social and Political Change in Muslim Societies


Without having a single regional focus and disciplinary orientation, participants to this workshop will be discussing a wide-range of cases, giving special attention to the means with which we infer about Muslim societies. These cases will include examinations of societies in face of outstanding cultural contestations, social displacements, regime changes, leadership conflicts, new religiosities and social movements. 26-27 May 2016.

The Future of Law and Neuroscience


This conference is the last of four on the future of neuroscience in law under the auspices of The Guilty Mind project. This eventbrings together
leading scholars in the field to discuss the question of the future of neuroscience in the courtroom.  There are five presentations over the course of 2 days. 5-6 June 2016.

Launch of the 2016 Edition of the European Court of Auditors postgraduate research grant programme


The European Court of Auditors (ECA) and the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) at the EUI, have launched the 2016 edition of ECA’s programme of grants for researchers. The intention is to award two grants to enable young scholars engaged in research on European public finances, in particular their impact on various areas of European society and culture, and on the historical development of the “external control” function in the context of the EU, through access to the HAEU. Deadline for applications: 13 June 2016.

The Migration Working Group - call for papers


The EUI’s Migration Working Group, convened by Anna Triandafyllidou, organises small thematic half-day workshops taking place once a month, starting in September 2016. The aim of the workshops is to tackle important broad areas in the study of migrant integration/ethnic minorities and migration/asylum management and give especially young scholars and PhD Students the opportunity to present their cutting edge research. You are invited to submit paper abstracts by 20 September 2016.



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.

Future of the global trade order

Edited by Carlos Primo Braga, and Bernard M. Hoekman

The inability of WTO Members to conclude the Doha Round has led many to question the effectiveness of one of the major pillars of global governance and the commitment of governments to multilateralism. As argued in the contributions to this volume, the performance of the international trade order is in fact much better than it is perceived to be.

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.

Education, occupation and social origin : a comparative analysis of the transmission of socio-economic inequalities

Edited by Fabrizio Bernardi and Gabriele Ballarino

Questioning the assumption that education is the 'great social equalizer', this book takes a comparative approach to the social origin–education–destination triangle by examining case studies in 14 different countries, including Europe, Israel, the USA, Russia and Japan. Leading experts examine the relation between family background, education and occupational achievements. Providing new theoretical insights, this book eloquently analyzes a variety of barriers to social mobility.