Europe (students)

Is There Really a Significant Policy Implementation Problem in the EU?

Is There Really a Significant Policy Implementation Problem in the EU?

EU’s major policy implementation problem is widely recognized, and should be combated through continuously combining plurilateral and hierarchical modes of EU governance.

Implications of the Securitisation of Migration

Implications of the Securitisation of Migration

The securitization of migration reinforces a politics of fear and racism.

(New York, 19 September) — To kick-start a solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men, UN Women held a special event for the HeForShe campaign from United Nations Headquarters in New York today.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and event co-host Emma Watson called on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, other senior UN officials, including President of the General Assembly Sam Kahamba Kutesa, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, actor Kiefer Sutherland and civil society representatives, participated in the discussion about the central role men and boys can play in the achievement of gender equality. 

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer moderated the night.

Photo: UN Women/Simon Luethi

For more on the event, please see: http://www.unwomen.org/news/stories/2014/9/20-september-heforshe-press-release

To join the HeForShe campaign, please visit: http://www.heforshe.org/

The EU’s Promotion of Gender Equality in Egypt: Towards a New Strategy?

The EU cannot let women see their rights deteriorate, nor it can think of them as mere disadvantaged, passive recipients of its aid.

Why is the Discourse of ‘Islamic Terrorism’ Problematic?

Why is the Discourse of ‘Islamic Terrorism’ Problematic?

The prescribed causal relationship between religion and violence is not only contestable but also alarmingly reductionist.

Explaining US Hegemony: A Neo-Gramscian Synthesis of Pantich, Gindin and Konings

Explaining US Hegemony: A Neo-Gramscian Synthesis of Pantich, Gindin and Konings

Transnational Historical Materialism, post-war reconstruction via the Bretton Woods System and the corporate-liberal paradigm help explain the persistence of US hegemony.

Intervention, Rectificatory Justice and Immigration: France and Ben Ali

Intervention, Rectificatory Justice and Immigration: France and Ben Ali

Looking at the example of France and Tunisia, past interference in the political and social life of a country should be considered as a criteria of assessing immigration.

Analyzing the Threat of Human Trafficking in Europe

Analyzing the Threat of Human Trafficking in Europe

Sweden’s Sex Purchase Act of 1999 has had the unintended consequence of organized crime groups finding a new path of least resistance in human trafficking

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The EU’s Normative Nature and Its Sanction Regime Against Russia: An Oxymoron?

Sanctions per se are not irreconcilable with normative behaviour, as they may perform the function of conveying a normative argument rather than merely coerce the other.

What is Security? Securitization Theory and its Application in Turkey

What is Security? Securitization Theory and its Application in Turkey

Examining the issue of Turkey’s accession to the EU, this essay examines how non-security issues can be securitized by various social and political actors.

Energy Security in Europe: How Is the EU Dealing with It?

Energy Security in Europe: How Is the EU Dealing with It?

Today, energy security is at the top of the EU agenda. The EU’s reliance on Russian gas has caused many nations to reconsider many of their energy-related policies.

Turkey's EU Accession. A child and two older women hold turkey balloons.

The Challenges and Successes of EU Democracy Promotion Policies

The success of EU democracy promotion is contingent upon the degree of bargaining power the EU possesses vis-à-vis ‘third countries’.

Can Ukraine Learn Anything from Georgia?

Can Ukraine Learn Anything from Georgia?

As the USSR disintegrated, issues emerged over the autonomous republics of the region. The geopolitical shifts that followed allowed leaders to redesign their authority.