“From Eastern Bloc to European Union”: New book with a chapter of Claudia-Y. Matthes on Latvia

In this book about the political transformation of post-soviet countries, Claudia-Y. Matthes contributes a chapter about the political developments and processes in Latvia. Matthes explains Latvia’s road to independence and democracy, elaborating on the political structure, conflict lines and cleavages as well as providing insight into economic reforms and policies.

Claudia-Y. Matthes: The State of Democracy in Poland after 2007

While many new EU member states experienced a crisis of democracy in the course of the fiscal and budgetary crisis in Europe, this was not true for Poland: Most citizens held democracy in high esteem and remained enthusiastic about EU membership. However, in 2015 they voted a Euro-skeptic government into office that began to dismantle
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Professor Roger Eatwell and Professor Jolyon Howorth

Euromasters Anniversary Workshop & Reception: Friday, 11 November 2016 in Bath

Please join us in celebrating the anniversary of the  Euromasters programme Join the Euromaster founders, current staff from across the various sites, alumni and students for an afternoon of reflection on Europe and a friendly get-together to celebrate the lasting success and impact of the course. Founder of Euromaster, Professor Jolyon Howorth, and long-standing Euromaster
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Students Elizabeth Weisswange and Kalina Angelova at the model NATO summer school event.

Euromaster Student at the Bologna NATO Summer School and Simulation

First year Euromaster student, Elizabeth Weisswange, secured a competitive place at the University of Bologna and NATO’s summer school in 2016. She was sponsored by the School of Politics, Languages and International Studies to participate at the three-day course and two-day NATO modelling event. Speaking about her experience, Elizabeth said, ‘I had the chance to
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Euromasters students success at the European Union’s delegation in Washington D.C.

Anna Raiss is in her first year of study of Euromasters. She has been able to secure a prestigious placement at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States that she will undertake during her first summer on the course. Commenting on the opportunity she has said; ‘After my in-depth academic education in European Union policy-making through
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Book Cover: The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

John Stephens and others: The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

This introduction sets the stage for the Handbook’s presentation of the latest social science knowledge about the state and its transformations. It develops an analytical framework that helps identify and grasp the diversity of state transformations. Transformations of the state differ in their causes and driving forces, the elements of the state that are affected,
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Book cover: Importing EU Norms - Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings

Maria Garcia and Ivo Šlosarčík both contribute to: Importing EU Norms – Conceptual Framework and Empirical Findings

In the chapter “The Value of Gender Equality in EU-Asian Trade Policy” Maria Garcia investigates the European norm of Gender Equality and the EU’s ability to implement it into the EU-Asian trade policies. Ivo Šlosarčík writes about “A Selective and Reluctant Adopter: The Czech Republic and Its (Non)Accession to Schengen and Eurozone”. [link.springer.com]

Book cover: Democracy and the Left - Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America by Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens

John Stephens and Evelyne Huber: Democracy and the Left – Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America

Although inequality in Latin America ranks among the worst in the world, it has notably declined over the last decade, offset by improvements in health care and education, enhanced programs for social assistance, and increases in the minimum wage. In Democracy and the Left, Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens argue that the resurgence of democracy in
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Book cover: The Facist Party & Popular Opinion in Mussolini's Italy by Paul Corner

Paul Corner: The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini’s Italy

In this book, Paul Corner provides a new approach to study the idea of fascism. The question of how ordinary people related to totalitarian regimes is still far from being answered. The tension between repression and consensus makes analysis difficult; where one ends and the other begins is never easy to determine. In the case
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Book cover: Popular Opinion in Totalitarian Regimes edited by Paul Corner

Paul Corner: Popular Opinion in Totalitarian Regimes

Fascism, Nazism, and Communism dominated the history of much of the twentieth century, yet comparatively little attention has focused on popular reactions to the regimes that sprang from these ideologies. Popular Opinion in Totalitarian Regimes is the first volume to investigate popular reactions to totalitarian rule in the Soviet Union, Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the communist
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Book cover: The Visegrad States on the EU’s Eastern Frontier by Slosarcik and others

Ivo Šlosarčík and others: The Visegrad States on the EU’s Eastern Frontier

This study takes a close look at the visa and consular policies of the Visegrad countries (V4) – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – in the context of recent EU accession and the requirements of full integration into the Schengen system. For the Visegrad countries’ Eastern neighbours the requirement to obtain a visa,
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