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Call for papers : Structural Reforms and European Integration

Call for papers
Structural Reforms and European Integration (London, May 8th, 2017), funded by ESRC (ES/P000274/1)

The objective is to bring together theoretical and empirical studies that address structural reforms and help throw light on the European Integration experience.

Published: Feb 6, 2017 11:39:03 AM

FRINGE Centre video highlights current projects

To celebrate the first year anniversary of FRINGE (UCL's Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity), Centre Director Prof. Ledeneva has commissioned a short film to highlight current FRINGE projects and to frame the distinctive FRINGE approach. The video, filmed and edited by Giulio Gobbetti can be viewed below:

Published: Jan 16, 2017 4:36:16 PM


Countering new threats to democracy: What can the West learn from Eastern Europe?

The election of Donald J. Trump as US president and the surging support for populist outsiders across the EU has led some commentators seriously to question what was once taken for granted: the stability and continuity of democratic institutions in the ‘established’ or ‘advanced’ democracies of Western Europe and North America. Others have suggested that beneath the familiar problems of disconnect and democratic disengagement, there has been a waning of popular commitment to democracy in Western democracies.

Starts: Mar 28, 2017 6:30:00 PM

Economy and Society in Eastern & Central Europe: Workshop in Economic History and Development

Economies do not operate in a vacuum; societies can scarcely be conceived outside of their economic context. The specifics of the economy-society interactions, however, are much harder to pin down. Central and Eastern Europe provides fruitful ground for the investigation of such interactions, given the varied history. The WEast network was established in 2011 with a view to connect scholars and researchers who work to document and analyze the economic developments and social history of the region in a quantitative way.

Starts: Apr 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM