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What is to be done? Brexit, Corbyn, and the democratisation of Europe. A conversation with Mary Kaldor

By on February 22, 2018
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This blog post is based on an Italian interview by Marta Musso* that appeared in the Italian cultural journal “L’Indice dei libri del Mese”. Prof. Kaldor**, the Brexit referendum campaign was based on the problem of ‘take back control’ – of national borders, of the budget, of the spaces where decisions are taken. Deep down, aren’t […]

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A Theory of Emotional Choice for International Relations

By on February 22, 2018
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Robin Markwica * Why do states often refuse to yield to military threats from a more powerful actor, such as the United States? Why do they frequently prefer war to compliance? International Relations scholars generally employ the rational choice logic of consequences or the constructivist logic of appropriateness to explain this puzzling behavior. Max Weber, however, suggested […]

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Facts and figures on applications for the Max Weber Fellowships in 2017

By on February 22, 2018
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On 25 October 2017 the call for applications for the Max Weber Fellowships closed for all departments but Economics, which continues to receive applications into Spring 2018. The programme received 1,124 applications from 92 countries, lower than the 1,346 applications from 99 countries the previous year (Figure 1). Still, the large number in 2016 was […]

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How European is European Private International Law?

By on January 16, 2018

A conference in Berlin, 2 and 3 March 2018, Organized by Jürgen Basedow, Jan von Hein, Eva-Maria Kieninger and Giesela Rühl Over the course of the last decades the European legislature has adopted a total of 18 Regulations in the area of private international law (including civil procedure). The resulting substantial degree of legislative unification […]

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My reflection on being a Max Weber Fellow

By on July 5, 2017

By Julija Sardelić, Max Weber Fellow (2014-2016), postdoctoral Fellow, University of Liverpool I was a Max Weber Fellow (2014-2016) at the European University institute (EUI) approximately a year ago. Since then I have moved to my current position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Law and Social Justice, University of Liverpool. At the […]

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