Newsletter 4 Fall 2012

Dreaming a Dream: The EU in Frau Angela’s Eyes and the Federal twist of Europe

By Giuseppe Martinico, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales, Madrid Spain (Max Weber Fellow in Law 2010-2011) On 17 October 2012 Angela Merkel advocated the introduction of a sort of EU veto over national budgets, and her statements produced a haughty reaction from many European leaders, in primis, François Hollande, while Prime Minister David […]

Domestic Judicial Defiance in the European Union

By Arthur Dyevre, Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany (Max Weber Fellow in Law, 2007-2008) The European Union is already in the grip of the most severe economic and financial crisis of the continent’s post-war history. But as if the Euro-crisis were not enough, it would […]

Establishing a Research Centre

By Mariano Barbato, Lecturer at the University of Passau, Germany (Max Weber Fellow in the SPS Department, 2007-2008) Coming to the Babes Bolyai University (BBU) in Cluj-Napoca/Romania as a lecturer for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), I was invited to establish a new interdisciplinary research centre aimed particularly at the university’s German-speaking community, and with an […]

A (Statistical) Evaluation of the Max Weber Programme

By Igor Guardiancich, Post-doctoral Fellow, Collegio Carlo Alberto  The academic year 2011-12 marked the 6th anniversary of the Max Weber Post-doctoral Programme (MWP) of the European University Institute (EUI), the largest post-doctoral programme in the social sciences in Europe. Due to its size and increasing popularity – circa 40 Fellows are being admitted each year, out of […]