The Paris agreement without the US


On 1 June, US President Donald Trump announced the US would pull out of the Paris Agreement. Some commentators suggest that the damage this US administration can inflict to climate change mitigation is limited. Xavier Labandeira, Director of FSR Climate, has another view. FSR Climate has been analysing and reflecting on EU climate policies for almost ten years. Their insights ‘may offer some guidance for international climate policies within a Trumpian context,’ said Labandeira. Find out more in EUI Times.

25 years of Jean Monnet Fellows at the EUI

The Robert Schuman Centre has been hosting scholars since 1992 as part of its flagship Jean Monnet Fellowship programme. To mark the programme's twenty-fifth anniversary,  the Schuman Centre will hold an alumni conference on 22-23 June 2017. Former fellows, as well as former directors Helen Wallace and Stefano Bartolini, will return for two days of panels on major issues in European integration. EUI President Renaud Dehousse and Robert Schuman Centre Director Brigid Laffan will open the conference. Please register.

Thesis prizes awarded at conferring ceremony

This year the European University Institute awarded four thesis prizes at its annual conferring ceremony on 9 June. Charlotte Haberstroh has won the Linz-Rokkan Prize in Political Sociology; Haakon Ikonomou received the Prize for the Best Thesis in EU Integration; Vincent Maurin was awarded the Vilfredo Pareto Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Economics; and Vera Pavlou won the Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Thesis in Comparative Law. Read interviews with these outstanding young academics in EUI Life.

Portraits of the Eurosceptic right


In 2016 and 2017, the Eurosceptic right made itself heard. While left parties were accused of not grasping the needs and motivations of these disaffected voters, Koen Damhuis, PhD candidate in the SPS department, was already taking an in-depth look at that electorate in the Netherlands.  In his 2017 book, Ways to Wilders, Damhuis plays a game of ‘join the dots’ with these Eurosceptic voters. By connecting eight individual stories, he reveals the bigger picture of who votes for Geert Wilders. Read more about Damhuis' research in EUI Times.



Uses of social investment

edited by Anton Hemerijck

What does the backlash against fiscal austerity portend for social investment in the coming years? This volume surveys the emergence, diffusion, limits, merits, and politics of social investment in the 21st century welfare policy paradigm. One of the first studies of the welfare state in the new post-crisis context, the work engages leading scholars to revisit the normative foundations of social investment and the critiscisms leveled against it, in both theory and practice.

Israel under siege: the politics of insecurity and the rise of the Israeli neo-revisionist right

by Raffaella del Sarto

In this volume del Sarto analyses the tense political situation of Israel, outlining the creation of Israel's neo-revisionist consensus about security threats and regional order, which took hold of Israeli politics and society after 2000 and persists today. She explains the disappearance of dissent, and argues that Israel's feeling of being under siege has become entrenched. She concludes the volume with her prognosis concerning the possibilty of a two-state solution, and her outlook regarding Israel's isolation in the international sphere. 


Abuse of dominance in EU competition law

edited by Pier Luigi Parcu, Giorgio Monti and
Marco Botta

Granting rebates to a customer or refusing to supply a competitor are examples of ordinary commercial practices, which become 'abusive' under Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU when carried out by 'dominant' firms. This volume describes emerging trends in the enforcement and interpretation of this provision at both the EU and national levels. Besides analysing the case law of the EU Courts and EU Commission that determine what conduct falls in the 'abuse' box, a number of chapters examine the active contribution of national courts and competition authorities in the ongoing process of shaping the meaning of this legal provision. 

Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe : a shared story?

edited by James Renton and Ben Gidley

This volume interrogates how the dynamic relationship between antisemitism and Islamophobia has evolved over time and space. The result is the uncovering of a previously unknown story in which European ideas about Jews and Muslims were indeed connected, but were also ripped apart. Religion, empire, nation-building, and war all played their part in the complex evolution of this relationship.