Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, the European Union could still learn a lot from his words.

This week saw the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, which was marked at an event by US President Barack Obama. Rune Kier writes that while King’s speech still has a great deal of relevance for Americans; Europeans could also learn from it in the context of the Eurozone crisis. He argues that Europe lacks […]

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Introducing our series on the Dahrendorf Symposium 2013

As part of the Dahrendorf Symposium, being held on 14-15 November in Berlin, EUROPP will be hosting a series of articles framed around the symposium’s topic: ‘Changing the European Debate: Focus on Climate Change’. To kick off the series, Dahrendorf Academic Co-Directors Helmut K. Anheier and Arne Westad outline some of the main issues surrounding this year’s topic. Europe and […]

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Europe’s challenge for the next ten years is to remain competitive as income and trade patterns shift

The coming decade will see patterns of trade and investment move towards Asia, and with this movement, new challenges to Europe’s prosperity. Margot James MP shares her views on ‘Europe in the world in 2023’ – which was the latest topic discussed in the Foreign Office’s series of Jubilee Dialogues. The recent dialogue discussed the spread of economic power and […]

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Book Review: Representing Europeans: A Pragmatic Approach

In Representing Europeans, Richard Rose discusses the ways in which Europe’s institutions do and do not represent its citizens, arguing that more European integration is not the solution for all of Europe’s problems. With chapters on referendums, representation and interdependence, Nathalie Brack recommends this book to academics and students, but also to journalists looking for an interesting, critical and concise book on representation […]

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The greater market integration of the European Higher Education Area may have unequal benefits across countries and disciplines.

Since the late 1990s, European higher education has moved towards greater integration, increasing student mobility and more comparable national systems. The past two decades have also seen a gradual rise in the role of market elements in higher education. Pedro Teixeira finds that this greater integration may be leading to a greater concentration of funding across certain countries and academic […]

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The European economic crisis has coincided with a decline in press freedom in the EU.

In the half decade since the beginning of the economic crisis, global press freedom has declined, and the EU has been no exception to this trend. Reporting on a new survey on press freedom, Jennifer Dunham and Zselyke Csaky find that Greece and Hungary have experienced large declines in press freedom in recent years, with Lithuania, Latvia and Spain also seeing […]

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