Join Thornsten Beck and Pierre Schlosser who will explore the macroeconomic consequences and the potential changes in the framework of EU fiscal and financial integration.
Join Ilaria Conti who will discuss the strong dependence of many European countries on Russian gas and oil exports.
Please join Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University, as he presents his recent research on the conflict of cultural divisions.
One of the most significant changes in West European politics in the past 40 years is the emergence of the new cultural divide. However, there is substantial variation across countries, over time and between issues in how the issues comprising the new cultural divide, such as immigration, European integration and the environment, have manifested themselves in West European party systems. This development raises the question of what mechanisms bring these new issues into established party systems. The literature has so far focused on the role of new political parties and critical junctures like the Eurocrisis or the 2015 migration crisis. This talk argues that the left-right structure and the incentives it provides for mainstream parties to expand political conflict to include new issues is a key condition for the integration of new political issues into party competition. Rather than seeing the integration of new issues as a matter of the emergence of a new, second conflict, it argues that new issues become central to party competition if the existing conflict structure, which in Western Europe means the left-right structure, presents established mainstream parties with vote-seeking or coalition-building incentives to focus on new political issues. If such incentives are not present, new political issues will not establish themselves as central issues in party competition. The talk uses Ireland as a negative case study to develop the argument.
Christoffer Green-Pedersen is a Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University. He has published extensively on party competition, agenda setting, and public policy in comparative perspective.
Speaker: Prof. Christoffer Green-Pedersen (University of Aarhus)
Join Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks who will discuss how we need to adapt our theoretical lenses to better assess the implications of Ukraine for the course of European integration.
Join Stephanie Hofmann for another of the EGPP special series on the Ukraine crisis
Join Philipp Genschel who will assess the evidence of the EU’s first reactions to the war in the Ukraine and explain why even ‘bellicist’ integration is unlikely to usher in a European superstate.
A workshop led by Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Julia Schulte-Cloos, and Eroll Kuhn on comparative politics of Europe.
The Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute is pleased to announce the Graduate Research Workshop on the Comparative Politics of Europe, 27-28 June, 2022.
The workshop, led by Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, Julia Schulte-Cloos, and Eroll Kuhn, is an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present and receive feedback on their dissertation research in a constructive environment.
Ph.D. students writing dissertations on the comparative politics of Europe or the European Union are invited to apply. Those selected to participate in the workshop will present their research and participate in all workshop activities.