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The Politics of Higher Education Tuition Fees and Subsidies

By on September 17, 2018

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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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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Marginalized Perspectives from South-East Europe: Between/Beyond Poverty and Empowerment?

By on March 16, 2018
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Julia McClure and Julija Sardelič * In November 2017 a wokshop in Slovenia encapsulated the possibilities that can develop from the exchange facilitated by the Max Weber Programme of the European University Institute. The workshop was a collaboration between the former Max Weber Fellow Dr Julia McClure and Dr Julija Sardelic. It was part of […]

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Hybrid pathways to resistance in the Muslim world: Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Mali (HYRES)

By on February 27, 2018
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By Tine Gade* Why do some Islamist groups pursue their political and religious project within the state to which they belong – while other Islamist groups refuse to accept these borders, seeking instead to establish new polities, such as restoring the Islamic Caliphate? This is the main question asked in my new research project, Hybrid […]

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