This network has a dual focus. It analyzes the extent to which the EU impacts on-going reform dynamics in a post-crisis context, focusing on the ideational and strategic influence of the EU on key actors, and how they impact countries with differing institutional legacies and contexts. It also focuses on governance and decision-making through the Lisbon Treaty in a broad range of policy areas, and how these relate to issues of popular legitimacy and contestation in the EU.
, University of Liverpool
, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Pre-Conference PhD Workshop on Political Economy Research in Times of Crisis: Methodological Approaches and Challenges. In the face of financial crisis, scholars of European integration and economic coordination in the global political economy are left with conceptual and methodological challenges. New substantive questions and research foci call for reflection on own research practice: How well are existing conceptualizations of states, markets, and state-market interaction suited to times of ‘crisis’? Which conceptual and methodological approaches seem most useful to study continuities and transformations in European capitalism and policy-making? What specific pitfalls emerge for data collection, access to the field or comparative research designs under the conditions of ‘crisis’, and how can we best address them? Read more ...
The European Integration and Global Political Economy Research Network is calling for new members. The network aims to build bridges between scholars transnationally, hierarchically, and across disciplinary boundaries. Read more...