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Saving Popular Sovereignty from a Slow Death in the European Union

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by Jan Pieter Beetz (Utrecht University) On 15 September 2022, the vast majority of the Members of the European Parliament condemned Hungary’s Fidesz government for undermining European values. They proposed that Hungary has become an electoral autocracy. Further, they called for more forceful action against the Hungarian government by the EU. What authority does the […]

Nakedly Normative Politics - Exposing EU Studies

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by Dr Maxine David (Leiden University), Professor Roberta Guerrina (University of Bristol), and Dr Katharine A.M. Wright (Newcastle University) When we were first asked to contribute a piece to the symposium on planetary politics, we were conscious of wanting to move the discussion on from “gendering normative power”, all too often understood as applying a […]

JCMS 20th Anniversary Symposium on the Arrival of Normative Power in Planetary Politics

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by Professor Ian Manners, Lund University For the past two decades, the ‘Normative Power Approach’ (NPA) has affected both academic and policymaking debates on the European Union (EU) in global politics. Since its publication in the Journal of Common Market Studies in 2002, the Normative Power article has remained one of the highest cited and […]

Normative Power Approach, Planetary Politics, the European Union and the Middle East ‘conflict’

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by Professor Michelle Pace, Roskilde University In April 2023, in a pre-recorded congratulatory message on Israel’s 75th year of independence celebrations, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced that: “Today, we celebrate 75 years of vibrant democracy in the heart of the Middle East. Seventy-five years of dynamism, ingenuity, and groundbreaking innovations. You have […]

Research innovation trapped by pre-set practices in EU studies

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By Theofanis Exadaktylos, University of Surrey and Kennet Lynggaard, Roskilde University As scholars of politics and international relations we are trained to design our research based on methodological and research design traditions. For those of us working on EU politics, broadly speaking, the way we conceive the EU as a political reality and entity reflects […]

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