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Waltraud Schelkle: “Eurozone must build risk-sharing mechanisms”

Waltraud Schelkle: "Eurozone must build risk-sharing mechanisms"
Francesca Coppola

Francesca Coppola

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
After graduating from Università Cattolica in Milan, Francesca attended a MSc in Political Economy of Europe at the London School of Economics and she is now about to obtain her Master degree in International Economic Policy from Sciences Po Paris. Before her internship at Politheor, she interned at the Representation of the European Commission in the UK. Her main research interests include the International Monetary System, Financial Regulation and European Governance.
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WS: I find it impossible to make such a statement. There are so many scenarios, that there is no basis on which one can compute the cost of keeping the Euro area together and compare it to the cost of breaking it up. Besides, there is an interest in keeping the present system: even when […]

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Thomas Straubhaar: “Integration remains a political process”

Thomas Straubhaar: "Integration remains a political process"
Dorin Chiritoiu

Dorin Chiritoiu

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Dorin pursues the interdisciplinary M.Sc. in Politics, Economics, and Philosophy offered by the University of Hamburg. His bachelor thesis explores the revival of protectionist trade policies following the 2007 global financial crisis. After spending a period of time at the Foundation for an Open Society Romania, he has become an active promoter of Open Educational Resources as a new way to enhance the learning process. He is now interested in schools of economic thought and how they influence the decision-making process.
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TS: If we focus on the short-term effects, we can say that QE has helped to turn around the very negative mood in Europe and helped stabilise the European financial markets. On the other hand, QE is associated with two long-term costs: (a) the loss of confidence in ECB → the ECB has somehow lost […]

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Piers Ludlow: “Brexit is neither the first nor the worst crisis that the EU has confronted”

Piers Ludlow: “Brexit is neither the first nor the worst crisis that the EU has confronted”
Jacob Thaler

Jacob Thaler

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Jacob is a prospective graduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he will pursue a Master’s degree in Theory and History of International Relations. He received his BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Mannheim (UMA), Germany with a focus on EU politics, in particular the relationship between the member states and EU institutions. In his Master’s dissertation he intends to apply Historical Institutionalism to the study of European integration. His work experience includes a research assistantship at the Collaborative Research Center “Political Economy of Reforms” at UMA and an editorial traineeship at the newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.
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PL: My answer here would be very definitely both rather than one or other of the two factors – and indeed would be to highlight the interplay between the two. So it does matter that the EU of today is very different from the EEC that Britain joined in 1973, partly because today’s EU was […]

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Janice Perlman: “There are so many things in Rio that are never talked about and that are absolutely heroic.”

Janice Perlman: “There are so many things in Rio that are never talked about and that are absolutely heroic.”
Simon Marijsse

Simon Marijsse

Editor at Politheor: European Policy Network
Simon Marijsse holds both a Master’s degree in Public Policy and one in Philosophy (from Ghent University and KU Leuven). After having worked as post lauream researcher at the Jean Jacobs Institute in Bologna, he chose to specialize in Conflict & Development Studies at Ghent University. Inspired by live field work in the Middle-East, Simon currently aims at bridging local grass roots developments with new modes of globalization and rhetorical analysis of policy mechanisms. His interests involve EU foreign policy, historical and contemporary Arab-West relations, and the modalities of subjectivity, identity and state-building practices in the wider MENA region.
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JP: From an early age I had become very interested in how knowledge, research and participation in another culture can generate benefits for local communities. I believe this can be done by establishing a connection between these communities and the level of policy via a bridging person, or by giving a voice to people who […]

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Politheor interview with Mr Butter: Conspiracy theories have always been a part of the US culture

Politheor interview with Mr Butter: Conspiracy theories have always been a part of the US culture
Politheor

Politheor

Politheor is a European policy platform that brings together policy analysts in their mutual endeavour to enhance the quality of discussion on relevant policy issues in Europe. Its Advisory and Editorial Board are comprised of experts affiliated with the top education and policy institutions worldwide. The Politheor center also organizes trainings in policy analysis and promotes new generations of policy experts.
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Today we spoke about conspiracy theories and their influence with Professor Michael Butter (Tübingen University), author of Plots, Designs, and Schemes (Linguae & Litterae) and many other works on conspiracy theories in the US. Author: Jakov Bojovic, Politheor So far, my work has focused on the history of American conspiracy theories. My book Plots, Designs, […]

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Recommendation Letter: CEU School of Public Policy

Recommendation Letter: CEU School of Public Policy
Politheor

Politheor

Politheor is a European policy platform that brings together policy analysts in their mutual endeavour to enhance the quality of discussion on relevant policy issues in Europe. Its Advisory and Editorial Board are comprised of experts affiliated with the top education and policy institutions worldwide. The Politheor center also organizes trainings in policy analysis and promotes new generations of policy experts.
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In a new section of Politheor, we will present you different Public Policy schools through interviews with their management. Today we spoke with Annastiina Kallius, Recruitment Coordinator from the Central European University’s School of Public Policy. One of the most distinctive features of SPP is its diversity. SPP has over 140 students coming from over […]

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Michel Foucault on refugees – an interview from 1979

Michel Foucault on refugees – an interview from 1979
Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a French philosopher, historian of ideas, social theorist, philologist and literary critic
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‘The refugee problem is a foreshadowing of the 21st century’s great migration.’ (“Nanmin mondai ha 21 seiku minzoku daiidô no zenchô da”, an interview by H.Uno, originally published on 17 August 1979, in Shûkan posuto, pp. 34-35. Translated from Japanese into French by Ryôji Nakamura, 1994 ; translated from French into English by Felix de Montety, […]

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An interview with Spyros Sofos on the Charlie Hebdo attacks and everything that follows

An interview with Spyros Sofos on the Charlie Hebdo attacks and everything that follows

Spyros Sofos

Spyros Sofos is a visiting lecturer at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the Lund University. He has previously been a Senior Research Fellow in International Politics at the Helen Bamber Centre for the Study of Rights, Conflict and Mass Violence of Kingston University, a Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in International Politics at Portsmouth University. He is member of the advisory board of Transconflict, a conflict transformation NGO. He has been a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Area Studies, Mediterranean Politics and the Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans and is editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies. He has published many monographs and research articles and is currently editing a book series on ‘Islam and Nationalism’ (with Umut Özkırımlı) for Palgrave Macmillan.
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Author: Milos Davidovic Politheor: Hello, thank you for being with us today and for sharing your time with readers of Politheor. Would you be so kind and tell us a bit more about yourself. Spyros Sofos: I am currently a lecturer in Middle Eastern Politics at Lund University, and I am engaged in various research […]

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Mr Uwe Puetter on European Union politics: ”Consensus has become almost an end in itself!”

Uwe Puetter

Uwe Puetter is Professor of European Public Policy and Governance at the School of Public Policy (SPP) and Director of the Center for European Union Research (CEUR) at the Central European University (CEU), Budapest. He also holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policy and Governance awarded by the European Commission and is a member of the Executive Board of the FP7 research consortium 'bEUcitizen'.
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  New intergovernmentalism in the European Union P: Professor Puetter, thank you for joining us here at Politheor today. It is a great pleasure having you! First of all, congratulations on your newest book ‘’The European Council and the Council: New Institutionalism and Institutional Change’’. Can you start by saying a few words about the […]

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Intervju: prof. Nermina Mujagić o Opštim izborima i izbornom rezultatu u BiH

Nermina Mujagić

Ms Nermina Mujagić is a University Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo, where she teaches courses on the political science and communicology departments. She is an author of many books (Political de/re-socialization and media, Outside of politics, Politics as a spectacle, Silent speech of Bosnia…), monographs and articles. Her field of research are social and political conflicts, the culture of human rights, civic virtues, the media and the democratization of the public sphere.
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Razgovor vodila: Aida Džanović 1. Profesorka Mujagić, imajući u vidu Vaš kritički stav nedavno izrečen u povodu izbornih rezultata i kompletne predizborne kampanje koja se vodila u Bosni i Hercegovini, možete li nam za početak opisati Vaš doživljaj izborne godine? Ako ju je, šta ju je obeležilo? Gotovo na svakim izborima, pa tako i na […]

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