Blogs/Podcasts

Blog: The Polish Question and the EU’s Illiberal Populism Dilemma

The TransCrisis project blog post is about the illiberal populism dilemma, authored by Martin Lodge, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the Department of Government and Director of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Nick Sitter, research affiliate at CPS and professor at the School of Public Policy.

Blog: Best practices of communicating the European Cohesion Policy in Slovenia

A new blog post has been published in the Cohesify project (The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification) blog by Marko Lovec, visiting research fellow at CPS.

Blog: Policy schools in the age of identity politics

December 22, 2017

TransCrisis blog piece co-authored by Nick Sitter, CPS research affiliate and SPP professor

Blog: Children in Hungarian state care: A blessing or a curse?

December 6, 2017

* Reflections from Zsuzsanna Vidra, Research Fellow at Central European University's CEU Center for Policy Studies *

Blog: A regional development without regions? What makes Cohesion policy in Slovenia specific is the fact that regions as administrative or political units do not exist

November 27, 2017

A new blog post has been published in the Cohesify project (The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification) blog by Marko Lovec, visiting research fellow at CPS.

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Blog: The 2008 economic crisis and entrepreneurship in Europe

CEU CPS Research Fellow Dragos Adascalitei posted a new entry on the COHESIFY blog related to his recently published co-authored research paper titled "The impact of the economic crisis on latent and early entrepreneurship in Europe".

Blog: Surviving Brexit: twelve lessons from Norway

TransCrisis blog piece co-authored by Nick Sitter, CPS research affiliate and SPP professor

One year after the referendum, after losing its majority in the general election, the UK government is revising what Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson famously labelled the 'Cake-and-Eat-It' approach to Brexit. In this context, it might be worth asking if there is anything the UK can learn from Norway's quarter of a century experience as a 'quasi-member' of the European Union.

Blog: Voice, Disloyalty and Brexit: The Attractions and Pitfalls of Differentiated Integration

The latest TransCrisis blog post by Nick Sitter, CPS research affiliate and SPP professor

The European Union is fundamentally about power-sharing. The original six member states built a political system based on consensus. It allowed a supranational executive to manage day-to-day policy, but legislation required the consent of most of its members. In practice, this meant unanimity. As the EU grew, member state governments accepted that participation in the EU came at the price of having to accept some policy measures with which they did not agree.

Blog: Democratic backsliding in the EU: accidents, coincidences or systemic crisis?

TransCrisis blog post by Nick Sitter, CPS research affiliate and SPP professor

The danger that one or more member states might give up on liberal democracy and slide back into authoritarianism has haunted the EU ever since its first institutions were designed more than 60 years ago.

Blog: On the road to a traumatic Brexit?

October 7, 2016

TransCrisis blog post by Martin Lodge and Nick Sitter

Events at the Conservative conference are supposed to have offered some insight into the slogan ‘Brexit means Brexit’. We now know that Art 50 will be triggered by the end of March 2017, that ‘national sovereignty’ is to be established over matters of immigration, and that there is supposed to be no role for the European Court of Justice in the workings of the United Kingdom.