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Global Justice and Populism Workshop

By on October 8, 2018

Call for papers workshop organized by Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric and the Global Justice Network Hosted by the Max Weber Programme, European University Institute Organizers: Miriam Ronzoni (Manchester) and Tiziana Torresi (Adelaide). Dates: June 3rd – 4th 2019. Location: The European University Institute, Fiesole (Florence), Italy. CFP Deadline: January 31st 2019. Keynote speakers: Nadia Urbinati (Columbia); Benjamin McKean (Ohio State); and […]

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The Politics of Higher Education Tuition Fees and Subsidies

By on September 17, 2018

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Students in Finland and Germany study free of charge. In the U.S. and in Japan, in contrast, they pay tremendous tuition fees, leading to often six-digit student debt amounts after graduation. At the same time, most students in Finland and in the U.S. receive public financial student aid, while the majority of students in Germany […]

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National Political Communities and International Institutions

By on August 30, 2018

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Max Weber Programme Multidisciplinary Research Workshop, 11, 12 June 2018 Workshop organizers: Angelo Caglioti, León Castellanos-Jankiewicz, Madeleine Dungy Workshop financial Sponsors: Max Weber Programme, Max Weber Occasional Lecture Series, EUI Department of History and Civilization, Pieter Judson Western democracies are displaying an increasing ambivalence towards liberal internationalism, as seen in the rise of populist, nationalist, and […]

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Brexit and Global Trade Governance: notes from a Max Weber Programme interdisciplinary workshop

By on August 30, 2018

It seems that the individual preferences on trade, politically-relevant constituencies’ mobilization on rules and regulations, and the overarching concerns over EU and UK trade policies vis-à-vis third countries might prove useful to understand how to move ahead with Brexit negotiations and make the transition smooth.

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The Ethical Knob and Self-driving Vehicles

By on March 20, 2018

Francesca Lagioia* Accidents involving Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) raise difficult ethical dilemmas; legal issues emerge from hypothetical accident scenarios, where AVs have to make decisions involving human lives. A classic example with which to introduce such an ethical dilemma is based on the following   scenario: in a dangerous and unavoidable accident situation, your AV must decide […]

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