Law Department announces dissertation prizes


The Department of Law has announced the winners of its two dissertation prizes for 2020. Ríán Derrig has won the Antonio Cassese Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in International Law for his dissertation Educating American modernists: the origins of the New Haven School. Lamin Khadar has been awarded the Mauro Cappelletti Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Comparative Law, for his thesis Expanding access to justice: an exploration of large firm pro bono practice across Europe.


The transformation of Europe

On 1 June the European Union Law Working Group will host a zoom event with invited speaker Professor Joseph Weiler, former President of the EUI. The topic under discussion is Weiler's 1991 paper 'The transformation of Europe'. Can this paper be considered a 'true' classic? All are welcome to join the discussion, but please register by 31 May.

EJLS publishes Spring 2020 issue

The spring 2020 issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS), the researcher-led, open access journal in the EUI Law Department, is now online. The editors open this issue with the editorial 'Some Thoughts on the (Un)sustaintability of Academic Publishing.' Download the articles here.

New appointment at the Robert Schuman Centre

Dr Maarten Vink has been appointed to the Chair in Citizenship Studies at the Robert Schuman Centre. A political scientist, he is currently on faculty at Maastricht University. Professor Vink will take up his role at the EUI in September 2020 as Director of the 'Global Citizenship' research area at the Global Governance Programme.

Five ERC grants awarded at the EUI

On Tuesday 31 March 2020, the ERC announced the 185 winners of its annual advanced grants competition. EUI scholars Youssef Cassis, Laura Lee Downs, Anton Hemerijck, Liesbet Hooghe and Glenda Sluga were among the researchers who were awarded five-year grants. The EUI achieved a 100% success rate in the latest ERC call, with all five submitted research proposals being funded.

COVID-19: Important information for the EUI community and visitors

The EUI has suspended on-site academic activities following measures by the Italian authorities to counter the spread of COVID-19 in Italy. However, most academic and administrative activities continue via digital technologies. Read more about the latest information and guidelines for the EUI community and visitors.



Practical lessons from US foreign policy: the itinerant years

by James E. Goodby and Kenneth Weisbrode 

Diplomat James Goodby and historian Kenneth Weisbrode revisit the perception that the Trump administration marks a strong departure from the norms and international behaviour that have underwritten American primacy for decades. Their collection of essays reveal that Trump's style exaggerates tendencies towards unilateralism already present in US policy, and continues a relative disregard for collective security, regional integration, and diplomatic imagination.

The Media, European integration and the rise of euro-journalism, 1950s–1970s

by Martin Herzer

This volume, the published version of Herzer's doctoral thesis in History, explains how the media helped to invent the European Union as the supranational polity that we know today. Telling the story of the rise of pro-Euro journalists  within the post-war western European media, it argues that these actors pioneered a journalism that symbolically magnified the technocratic European Community as the embodiment of Europe.

Social mobilization beyond ethnicity: civic activism and grassroots movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Chiara Milan

This book, the published version of a Ph.D. thesis in SPS, uses Bosnia Herzegovina as a case study to explore episodes of mobilization which have superseded ethno-nationalist cleavages. The book investigates movements’ formation, their organizational structures and networking strategies and advances research on divided societies and social movements.

The construction of fatherhood: the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

by Alice Margaria

This volume, the published version of the author's 2015 EUI doctoral thesis in Law, examines how the European Court of Human Rights has responded to shifting practices and ideas of fatherhood. The book highlights the expressive powers of the Court, especially its role in producing and legitimising ideas about parenting and influencing the regulation of family life.

Behind-the-border policies: assessing and addressing non-tariff measures

edited by Joseph Francois and Bernard Hoekman 
This volume provides a contemporary overview of key issues related to non-tariff trade policy measures (NTMs) and domestic regulation. The contributors comprise a mix of leading trade policy experts - both academics and practitioners - and researchers who have specialized in the analysis of NTMs.