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Transparency in transnational sustainability governance : a multivariate analysis of regulatory standard-setting programs

Authors: SCHLEIFER, Philip; FIORINI, Matteo; AULD, Graeme
Year: 2017
Abstract: Beginning in the early 1990s, non-state actors have taken over a wide range of governance functions that used to be the prerogative of states and…

Electoral competition in Europe’s new tripolar political space : class voting for the left, centre-right and radical right

Authors: OESCH, Daniel; RENNWALD, Line
Year: 2017
Abstract: In a growing number of countries, the two dominant political poles of the 20th century, the parties of the Left and the Centre-Right, are challenged…

Emperor’s new clothes? : using medieval history to reflect on the globalization paradigm

Author: MCCLURE, Julia
Year: 2017
Abstract: This paper aims to give a face to the ‘globalization paradigm’ at work in some global histories and to recognize similarities between this…

Democratic reform and opposition to government expenditure : evidence from nineteenth-century Britain

Author: CHAPMAN, Jonathan
Year: 2016
Abstract: Several theories have argued that democratic reform will lead to higher government spending. However, these theories have generally focused on…

The concept of nativism and anti-immigrant sentiments in Europe

Author: GUIA, Aitana
Year: 2016
Abstract: In this paper, I argue that the competitive advantage of the concept of nativism is four fold. First, nativism is a particular construction of…

Is the gasoline tax regressive in the twenty-first century?

Authors: TEIXIDÓ, Jordi J.; VERDE, Stefano F.
Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2016
Year: 2016
Abstract: Poterba (1991a) has much influenced the literature on the distributional effects of carbon pricing. The gist of Poterba’s study is that the…

Economic diplomacy in Africa : the impact of regional integration versus bilateral diplomacy on bilateral trade

Author: AFESORGBOR, Sylvanus Kwaku
Year: 2016
Abstract: The paper examines the impact of two main instruments of economic diplomacy - regional integration and commercial diplomacy - on export flows among…

Left-wing but unwilling to support international redistribution? : explaining public support for fiscal transfers in the EU

Authors: KLEIDER, Hanna; STOECKEL, Florian
Year: 2016
Abstract: The redistribution of fiscal resources from richer to poorer European Union (EU) member states has taken on a new quality in the wake of the Euro…
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