THE EUROPEAN PILLAR OF SOCIAL RIGHTS: WHITE OR TOOTHLESS TIGER? by Laura Polverari

European Policies Research Centre School of Government & Public Policy
University of Strathclyde.
Picture by John Young © www.youngmedia.co.uk 2016
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A new blog  by our President, Dr Laura Polverari, examines the content and promise of the new European Pillar of Social Rights. It argues that, while there are no doubts that the Pillar represents an important opportunity for the strengthening of Social Rights in Europe and that it should be seen in itself as an achievement, there is also a need for a debate on the scope for more significant, systemic and territorialised EU investments in this area, and that the ongoing debates on the post-2020 MFF and Cohesion policy represent an opportunity for such debate. The full text of the blog can be accessed from this link: http://www.cohesify.eu/2017/06/22/european-social-pillar/.

A New Ph.D. Programme in Global Studies at Urbino University

The University of Urbino is launching a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. Programme in Global Studies, at the crossroads of Economics, Business, Sociology, Political Science and Law. The Programme has a high quality faculty, including outstanding guests lecturers from major international universities.

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THE ITALIAN CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM: THE FEARS BEHIND THE NO VOTE (on SPERI.comment: the political economy blog)

SPERI (Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute) have published an interesting analysis by Fabio Bordignon, Luigi Ceccarini and Ilvo Diamanti on the voting dynamics behind the results of the Constitutional Referendum held in Italy in December 2016. Continue reading “THE ITALIAN CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM: THE FEARS BEHIND THE NO VOTE (on SPERI.comment: the political economy blog)”

Who governs EU – Blog: The Gentiloni cabinet: much ado about nothing? by Bruno Marino

In this article, published in the Blog of the Party Systems and Governments Observatory, Bruno Marino offers an analysis of the new Italian government and explores the possible electoral law reform scenarios resulting from the ‘no’ vote in December’s  referendum’.

Here is the link:

http://whogoverns.eu/1681-2/