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25Nov

‘Democratic Politics in a European Union under Stress’ LSE European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public event and book launch

‘Democratic Politics in a European Union under Stress’ LSE European Institute 'Perspectives on Europe' public event and book launch

Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE Speakers: Professor Damian Chalmers, Professor Simon Hix, Professor Catherine de Vries, Professor Giandomenico Majone Chair: Professor Sara Hobolt, LSE

Marking the launch of Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress (OUP), the panel discusses some of the biggest challenges facing Europe: what legitimacy for the EU after the crisis? How will national politics respond? What future for European democracy?

Damian Chalmers is a Professor in the Department of Law at LSE.

Simon Hix is a Professor in the Department of Government at LSE.

Catherine de Vries is a Professor at the University of Oxford.

Giandomenico Majone is a Professor at the European University Institute.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) was established in 1991 as a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise, the Institute was ranked first for research in European Studies in the United Kingdom. The LSE European Institute has been a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence since 2009.

This event will be followed by a book sale and reception.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEEUunderstress

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7896.

18Nov

2014 paper prize for early career scholars - CES research network EU integration/Global Political Economy and Comparative European Politics

2014 paper prize for early career scholars - CES research network EU integration/Global Political Economy and Comparative European Politics

The CES research network on European integration and Global Political economy is delighted to announce the 2014 round of their annual paper prize competition, in collaboration with Comparative European Politics (CEP). This is an opportunity specifically for scholars in early stages of their career, to support publication of excellent work.

CES now invites papers that speak to the remit of the network and the journal. Papers presented at the annual CES conference, the network's annual doctoral workshop or other events associated are eligible for the competition, but we also welcome other submissions.

Paper submissions for consideration of the prize have to be original, English-language, unpublished work. Submissions are welcome from early career scholars, that is either at PhD level or up until three years following completion of the PhD. Papers should not exceed a length of 8,000 words, including notes and references, and should follow the Instructions for Authors specified by the journal. The prize jury consists of two members of the network board, as well as two members of the CEP editorial board.

Papers should be submitted to Holly Snaith (hs@ifs.ku.dk<mailto:hs@ifs.ku.dk<mailto:hs@ifs.ku.dk%3cmailto:hs@ifs.ku.dk>>) by 1 December 2014 at the very latest.

18Nov

Lecturer in Comparative Politics or International Relations, University of Glasgow - School of Social and Political Sciences

Lecturer in Comparative Politics or International Relations, University of Glasgow - School of Social and Political Sciences

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJZ498/lecturer-in-comparative-politics-or-international-relations/

The School of Social and Political Sciences is seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Politics with a focus in comparative politics or international relations. We welcome applications from candidates who have expertise in any area of these sub-fields but we are particularly interested in applicants who can add to our current research strengths in conflict studies, the quality of democracy/democratization or human rights. S/he will undertake high-quality research, actively contribute to teaching in Politics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and undertake administration as required by the Head of School.

Deadline: 14th December 2014

18Nov

Lecturer in Politics, University of Glasgow - College of Social Sciences

Lecturer in Politics, University of Glasgow - College of Social Sciences

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJZ496/lecturer-in-politics/

The School of Social and Political Sciences is seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Politics with a focus on the quantitative analysis of comparative politics. The successful candidate will have research expertise in the broad field of comparative politics and we particularly welcome applicants who can add to our growing research strengths in political behaviour, political communication and/or computational methods (big data). S/he will undertake high-quality research, actively contribute to teaching in Politics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and undertake administration as required by the Head of School.

Deadline: 14th December 2014

11Nov

Call for JCMS Book Review Editors

The JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies calls for book review editors to work with the journal editors, Michelle Cini and Amy Verdun from 1 July 2015. The new book reviews editors will replace the current team Paul Stephenson and Patrick Bijsmans.

The book review editors’ role entails: identifying appropriate reviewers; careful consideration of books for potential review; and the copy-editing and submission of reviews in accordance with the publication schedule. In addition they will occasionally need to liaise with authors over editorial changes, progress and deadlines and to liaise with editors over publication deadlines, word-lengths and page numbers; providing the editors with regular status reports. The editors will also record the submissions and reviewers details.

Book review editors will be appointed for a term of 2 years in the first instance. The editors’ preference is that two book review editors should be appointed (ideally located at the same institution or in close geographic proximity). However, individual applicants will also be given serious consideration.

Expressions of interest (of no more than 250 words), accompanied by a CV for each applicant should be sent by email to Michelle Cini and Amy Verdun Michelle.Cini@bris.ac.uk and averdun@uvic.ca by 1 December 2014. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the editors with any informal enquiries before the deadline.

06Nov

Vacancy: Teaching and Research Assistant in International Politics and European Integration, University of ‪Mannheim‬

Vacancy: Teaching and Research Assistant, University of ‪Mannheim‬ Deadline: 15 November

PhD position for a teaching/research assistant (E 13, 0,5) in International Politics and European Integration research at the Chair of Political Science II. The position is to be filled for three years and the preferred starting date should be 1.1.2015.

http://lspol2.sowi.uni-mannheim.de/english/Jobs/

06Nov

Professor Carlos Closa, chair of IPSA RC03 on European Unification, speaks at the European Parliament

6 November: Professor Carlos Closa, chair of IPSA RC03 on European Unification, speaks at the European Parliament

Carlos Closa discusses pathways of future constitutional evolution of the EU at the Workshop for Committee on Constitutional Affairs "CHALLENGES IN CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS IN THE NEW TERM: TAKING STOCK AND LOOKING FORWARD"

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/committees/en/afco/events.html#menuzone

29Oct

Two co-editor positions - Irish Political Studies

Two co-editor positions - Irish Political Studies

Application Deadline: 22 November, 2014

http://www.ipsa.org/news/job-offer/two-co-editor-positions-irish-political-studies

Irish Political Studies (IPS) is seeking expressions of interest for two co-editor positions for the data issue of the journal.

Candidates should have a specialist background in the politics of the Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland.

The positions are tenable for three years from 2015-2017.

Candidates should send their expressions of interest, a short statement on their editorial vision and a curriculum vitae to Prof Thomas Hennessey and Dr Theresa Reidy, co-editors of Irish Political Studies at t.reidy@ucc.ie by 12 November 2014.

Informal queries about the role of the data editors can be submitted to either Thomas Hennessey or Theresa Reidy.

The selection decision will be made by the co-editors and the successful candidates will be notified at the end of November.

IPS is the journal of the PSAI and was established in 1986. It is the only refereed journal exclusively dedicated to the publication of high-quality academic articles on Irish politics. It covers politics in the Republic of Ireland, in Northern Ireland, the politics of their bilateral relationships and the politics of their relationship with the United Kingdom, the European Union and beyond.

29Oct

CEU Issues Call for Applications for Fourth Annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching

CEU Issues Call for Applications for Fourth Annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching

CEU has announced the call for applications for its fourth annual European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The award, launched in 2011, is the first and only such pan-European honor and is accompanied by the €5,000 Diener prize. To be eligible, a candidate must be an instructor of any rank in the social sciences and/or humanities and currently teaching at a higher education institution in a member country of the European Higher Education Area (http://www.ehea.info/members.aspx). Current and former faculty members of CEU are not eligible.

For more information, see https://ctl.ceu.hu/teaching-award. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2015 and should be sent to TeachingAward@ceu.hu. For more information on previous winners, visit https://ctl.ceu.hu/teaching-award-recipients.

29Oct

Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Politics Department, Maastricht University

Job description: You contribute to teaching and research in the field of European Studies. Teaching duties include courses in the BA and MA programmes in European Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. While your teaching activities will take 70% of your time, research will be 30% of your employment time. The research time can be extended through external fundraising.

Requirements: The candidate has a PhD degree in Political Science or European Studies. The candidate should be capable of triggering student learning and participation in group discussions. (S)he is an inspiring and stimulating supervisor. As the language of instruction is English, your command of English (oral and writing) should be excellent. Previous experience in working with innovative, interdisciplinary learning approaches and problem-based teaching methods are highly welcomed. Experience with teaching international classrooms would be preferable. All members of staff are expected to share our emphasis on high quality teaching, reflected in our system of small-scale problem based learning. Your research experience and publications demonstrate your expertise in the field of European public policy analysis. Expertise in the field of political economy or European monetary policies is an asset. You have published internationally and in peer-reviewed journals, or are willing to develop in this direction. You have evidence of or potential for international excellence in published research.

Starting date: Preferably by 1 January 2015

The deadline for submitting your application is 23 November 2014

Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat of the Faculty Office: Pzfdcwvacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl Any inquiries about the position may be addressed to Prof. Sophie Vanhoonacker, Head of Politics Department (+31 43 388 32 42; s.vanhoonacker@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

10Oct

Become a Member of IPSA!

Become a Member of IPSA!

The International Political Science Association (IPSA) is currently in the process of renewing individual memberships for the year 2015.

https://www.ipsa.org/news/news/become-member-ipsa

04Oct

Fixed term lectureship in EU politics at University of Leicester

Fixed term lectureship in EU politics at University of Leicester

We have a vacancy at the University of Leicester for a five-month lectureship with teaching mainly, although not exclusively, focused on European Union politics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. More details can be found on the University of Leicester's website here: http://ig5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_UniversityOfLeicester01.asp?newms=jj&id=89284&aid=14178

and there is a link via jobs.ac.uk here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJS184/lecturer-in-politics-fixed-term/.

The lectureship begins on 26 January 2015 and the closing date for applications is 23 October 2014.

Any informal inquiries should be addressed to Rick Whitaker: richard.whitaker@leicester.ac.uk.

01Oct

New research project: “PATHWAYS TO POWER: THE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION OF CITIZENS OF IMMIGRANT ORIGIN IN SEVEN EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES”

New research project: “PATHWAYS TO POWER: THE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION OF CITIZENS OF IMMIGRANT ORIGIN IN SEVEN EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES” — a cooperative international endeavor on the political representation of citizens of immigrant origin in seven European democracies (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and UK).

Website: http://pathways.eu/

PATHWAYS project seeks to advance knowledge on descriptive representation of citizens of immigrant origin at the national and regional levels over a twenty year period. Additionally, the project adds an innovative dimension by examining substantive representation of citizens of immigrant origin at the national level.

PATHWAYS team includes over 20 scholars, working in several participant institutions, led by the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), University of Bamberg (Germany), University of Leicester (United Kingdom), and SciencesPo (France).

The project is funded by British ESRC, the Dutch NWO, the French ANR, and the German DFG, under the Open Research Area (ORA+) scheme. The principal investigators are Prof. Manlio Cinalli (SciencesPo), Prof. Laura Morales (Leicester), Prof. Thomas Saalfeld (Bamberg), and Prof. Jean Tillie (Netherlands).

Twitter PATHWAYS Project UK: @PathwaysProjUK

24Sep

Global Constitutionalism 3(3) out now

Global Constitutionalism 3(3) out now

You can access the current issue via the following link:

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayIssue?jid=GCN&tab=currentissue

17Sep

Two Junior Research Fellowships at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute, Spain

Two Junior Research Fellowships at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute, Spain

http://www.march.es/ceacs/convocatorias/?l=2

The Carlos III-Juan March Institute (IC3JM) in Madrid invites annual applications for postdoc research fellowships in the Social Sciences. This year the IC3JM is offering two junior research positions in the field of political science, one for three years, the other for one year.

The Institute seeks candidates working in comparative politics, political economy or international relations, although it is open to consider other subfields in the discipline.

Candidates must have obtained a PhD degree after 1st January 2012 and before 1st September 2015, the date on which the employment contract commences.

Junior research fellows are expected to teach (in English) one undergraduate course during the academic year. Salary will be € 42,000 per year. In addition, there is an annual research fund of € 2,500 for research expenses (conferences, fieldwork, etc.).

Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, at least one sample of academic work, and at least two letters of reference. The cover letter should specify whether the applicant is interested in the three-year position, in the one-year position, or in both (in this case, the options should be ranked).

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Magdalena Nebreda (secretaria@march.uc3m.es) before November 7th.

Reference letters should be sent separately to the same e-mail address.

16Sep

Job Vacancy: PhD Position in EU Research Project, University of Salzburg

Job Vacancy: PhD Position in EU Research Project, University of Salzburg

Deadline: 8 October 2014

http://bit.ly/XnsVAF

13Sep

Scotland and the EU: Comment by CARLOS CLOSA

Analysis: Scotland and the EU. Comment by CARLOS CLOSA, chair of IPSA RC3

http://www.verfassungsblog.de/en/scotland-eu-comment-carlos-closa/#.VBPVvGNsPSh

09Sep

International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 35, Number 4, September 2014

News - International Political Science Review (IPSR) - Volume 35, Number 4, September 2014

In this issue:

Numerical and policy representation on the international stage: Women foreign policy leaders in Western industrialised systems Sylvia Bashevkin

The dynamics of within-regime stability: Party tenure and economic performance Steven Hall and Misa Nishikawa

Decentralisation and political participation: An empirical analysis in Western and Eastern Europe Nicholas Spina

A cross-national analysis of the guarantees of rights Udi Sommer and Victor Asal

Bringing the military back in: The politicisation of the military and its effect on democratic consolidation Rollin F. Tusalem http://www.ipsa.org/publications/ipsr/volume-35-number-4-september-2014

09Sep

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Economic Governance, University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Economic Governance University of Oxford

The Global Economic Governance Programme (GEG), a research group co-hosted by the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Global Economic Governance. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be an independent researcher in the early stages of his or her career and who wishes and is able to undertake research that has the potential to have an impact on public policy. She or he will work closely with Professor Ngaire Woods (Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme), Dr Emily Jones (Deputy Director) and other senior researchers affiliated with the Programme.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AJO136/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-global-economic-governance/

09Sep

Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships, European University Institute

Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellowships, European University Institute

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offers one-year Jean Monnet Fellowships (renewable for one more year) to scholars who have obtained their doctorate more than 5 years prior to the start of the fellowship, i.e. 1 September 2015 for the academic year 2015/16. The Fellowship programme is open to post-docs, tenure track academics and those wishing to spend their sabbatical at the Robert Schuman Centre. We invite you to become part of a lively and creative academic community. The Centre offers up to 20 Fellowships a year.

The annual deadline for applications is 25 October .

http://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/JeanMonnetFellowships/Index.aspx

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