Ways to Wilders: Who votes for the PVV?

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current publications, Publications

From café owners to truck drivers, conductors and conspiracy theorists ‘who are so completely off the map they can hardly be classified,’ Koen Damhuis shows that PVV voters are not all the same. Yet, according to Damhuis, these varied PVV voters have found different rationales and reasons to cast a ballot for Wilders which all ultimately fit within the same overarching narrative of ‘the Netherlands first’.

The return of history

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current publications, Publications

In 1992, Francis Fukuyama famously claimed that end of the Cold War and demise of Communism meant the end of ideological dispute. Liberal democracy had triumphed, and history as we knew it had come to an end. A quarter of a century later, liberal democracy is in crisis around the world. In The Return of History SPS Professor of International Relations Jennifer Welsh explains how the unthinkable happened.

The Habsburg Empire: a New History

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current publications, Publications

Judson book cover

Empire, synonymous with oppression and even despotism, has become a deeply pursued topic of comparative study in the past twenty years. The Habsburg Empire, which at different points from the 16th to 19th centuries covered territory sprawling across modern day Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, and large regions of today’s Poland, Romania, and Ukraine, has also received its share of attention. Adding a nuanced interpretation to the dynamics of this empire—and the nationalism that followed in its wake—is Pieter Judson’s new book, The Habsburg Empire: a New History. Judson is Professor and Head of the History and Civilization Department at the EUI.

Gender, education and employment

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current publications, Publications

Gender, education and employment: An international comparison of school-to-work transitions. Hans Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi and Sandra Buchholz (eds). (Edward Elgar, 2015) “Across all modern societies, women have caught up with men in terms of education” Jan Skopek, co-editor of a new edited volume on gender comparisons in the labour market and member […]

Beyond Trafficking and Slavery

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current publications, Publications

Beyond Trafficking and Slavery. Julia O’Connell Davidson & Neil Howard (eds). (Open Democracy, 2015) Trafficking, forced labour and slavery have emerged as major issues in today’s global milieu. It is near universally accepted by governments, NGOs and civil society that they have no place in societies which profess to be advanced and democratic. But how […]

Bridging the Gulf

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current publications, Publications

The Gulf is one of the most diverse and complex regions for global policymakers. Sensitive to the increasing importance of the Gulf region for the European Union in particular, Jean Monnet Fellow Luigi Narbone and Martin Lestra, a PhD researcher at the EUI, are the co-editors of an eBook exploring the major themes colouring debates on the Gulf for policymakers and academics.

A new state of being: citizenship in rebuilt nations

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current publications, Publications

When states dissolve and national borders are re-sketched, what happens to the inhabitants caught within? To those who are in the nation, but not of the nation? This is an over-arching theme in Jelena Džankić’s book Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. Džankić is a Fellow at the EUI’s European University Democracy Observatory […]

Nationalism outside the nation: Palestinian refugees and political identity

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Current publications, Publications

Revolutionary times make revolutionary people, we might assume, and especially in the fraught terrain of the Israel-Palestine conflict. But as Luigi Achilli contends in his recently published book Palestinian Refugees and Identity: Nationalism, Politics and the Everyday (London, I.B. Tauris, 2015) examining political (dis)engagement among Palestinian refugees living in camps such as al-Wihdat in Jordan, actually sometimes the […]

Protecting our heritage in a competitive world

Written by Nicholas Barrett. Posted in Current publications, Publications

In 2007 a German church in the village of Heuersdorf was wrapped in steel corsets, torn from the earth before being taxied 12 kilometres down the road. Today, Heuersdorf no longer exists. Anyone attempting to visit with an outdated map will find themselves standing on the edge of a huge coalmine and over 7 miles away from the church.