Welcome to EUROPP – European Politics and Policy
EUROPP’s central mission is to increase the public understanding of social science in the contexts of European governance and policy making, both at the European Union level and at the level of countries across Europe and within its neighbourhood. Our focus is broad-based and multidisciplinary, covering European governance, economics, politics, culture and society,both at the European Union and national levels.
We seek to contribute to a better informed public debate, to facilitate the sharing and exchange of knowledge between experts within and outside universities, and to broaden access to the full richness of contemporary academic research so as to increase its perception and impact.
Although we draw in the first instance on the community of academics and researchers at the London School of Economics, and we actively seek contributions across the disciplines from the full range of European universities and from overseas academics working on European issues.
EUROPP’s role is also to foster knowledge exchange. We seek to bring academic insights to policy-makers and citizens. But we also endeavour to bring to academic and wider attention the research and evidence generated by NGOs, pressure groups and a wide range of organisations researching on European politics and policy themes. We encourage the submission of material that can improve the evidence base for public debate on any aspect of European politics and policy.
We have no editorial ‘line’ except a commitment to communicating social science research and commentary in ways that enhance public debate and understanding.
EUROPP’s Editorial Team
The blog is run by members of the LSE Public Policy Group (PPG), which is part of the LSE Department of Government. See Our blog family for more information.
EUROPP – European Politics and Policy Blog Team
The EUROPP blog is run by members of the LSE Public Policy Group (PPG), which is part of the LSE Department of Government. See Our blog family for more information.
Stuart Brown is the Managing Editor of EUROPP. Stuart joined the Public Policy Group in July 2012 to carry out review work for the European Court of Auditors. Before joining the LSE PPG he completed his PhD at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, on European executive agencies and delegation within the EU’s institutional framework. His research interests include economic integration, regulatory processes and EU decision-making. Email: Europpblog@lse.ac.uk.
Sara Hagemann is EUROPP’s Academic Editor. She is a Lecturer in EU Politics at the LSE’s European Institute. Sara joined LSE in September 2009 after having worked as Policy Analyst at the European Policy Centre in Brussels. Before then Sara was a Research Fellow at Centre for European Policy Studies, also in Brussels, and worked in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sara received her PhD in Political Science (EU Politics) from LSE’s Government Department in 2006. Email: Europpblog@lse.ac.uk
Our general editor is Professor Patrick Dunleavy. Patrick is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he has worked since 1979. He has authored and edited numerous books on political science theory, British politics and urban politics, as well as more than 50 articles in professional journals. He is Chair of the PPG. Email: Europpblog@lse.ac.uk
Eri Bertsou joined EUROPP as Assistant Editor in November 2013. She is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government at the LSE conducting research in political behaviour in Europe. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick, an MSc in Political Communication from the London School of Economics and has worked in financial markets before embarking on her doctoral thesis. She speaks English, Greek, French and Italian. Contact: Europpblog@lse.ac.uk
Anthony Salamone is an Assistant Editor of EUROPP. He is currently studying for the MSc in Global Politics at the LSE and he is President of the LSE Students’ Union European Society. Before coming to the LSE, he completed a degree in French and German and European Union Studies at the University of Edinburgh, where he was the Founding President of the Edinburgh University European Union Society. His research interests include regional governance (particularly the EU), concepts of territory, political theories of decision making, public policy and legitimacy and international institutions. Contact: Europpblog@lse.ac.uk
Contact the team
You can contact the team by emailing us at Europpblog@lse.ac.uk. We endeavour to respond to all emails within 48 hours, but during busy weeks we may take a little longer.
The European Politics and Policy at LSE blog team gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the HEIF5 programme run by LSE Knowledge Exchange.