GlobalStat launches open access data platform

GlobalStat has released a user friendly data platform that provides free access to comparative statistical data from over 80 public and private data providers for all 193 UN member states, from 1960 until today. Users may easily compare and visualise data on issues such as monetary policies, trade, migration, climate change and others. GlobalStat is an EUI research project run by Professor Gaby Umbach at the Global Governance Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre.

Applications open for Policy Leaders Fellowships


The School of Transnational Governance is now taking applications for Policy Leaders Fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year. The Fellowships, which have a duration of 3, 6, or 9 months, provide a unique opportunity to develop policy work and professional skills whilst participating in workshops, training and skills development sessions, conferences and other events at the EUI. The deadline for applications is 22 February 2019. Read more.

Media demagogues in liberal democracies

The integrity of liberal democracies, and their elected leaders, will be the focus of a Max Weber Programme Occasional Lecture this week. Northwestern University political scientist Shmuel Nili will deliver 'All the demagogue’s men, or: how a liberal democracy disintegrates'. The lecture will take place on 8 January at 17:00. All are welcome - please register.

Monitor Racism - new issue now online

The third issue of Monitor: Global Intelligence on Racism has been released. This online magazine and portal on racism, hosted at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, brings the insights of world-leading academic research to public and policy debates on racism.  Find articles, podcasts, videos and more on the Monitor website.



Europe's New Fiscal Union

by Pierre Schlosser

Based on interviews with senior-level policy makers in Brussels, Frankfurt, Helsinki and Rome, Schlosser's book retraces and interprets the ways in which the euro crisis impacted the unique institutional set-up of Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). It argues that the crisis propelled the European continent towards the institutionalization of an unprecedented form of centralized authority: Europe’s New Fiscal Union. The book is available in open access.

The Routledge handbook of the governance of migration and diversity in cities

edited by Tiziana Caponio, Peter Scholten and Ricard Zapata-Barrero

How have migration and diversity transformed cities? How have cities responded to the challenges and opportunities offered by migration? Using dozens of case studies, this volume examines the deep changes migration has wrought on cities, and the policies devised to handle them.

L'Europe : est-elle chrétienne?

Is today's Europe a Christian Europe, and if so, how? How is Christian identity counterposed to notions of encroaching Islam and deep secularisation? In this volume, Olivier Roy probes the meanings, links and logics embedded in Europe's complex heritage: Christianity, secularisation, culture, identity, rights, values, norms and the like. An English translation of this French title is expected later this year.

Democracy in Europe: a political philosophy of the EU

by Daniel Innerarity

This book calls for a philosophical consideration of the development, challenges and successes of the European Union. The author argues that innovation in how the European project is conceptualised is essential for further progress, given the profound social and political changes of today's globalised world. The volume is available in open access.