News

NOVEMBER 2021

 

 

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November

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer will co-organize an event in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe (with the Liaison Office of the European Parliament, the University of Saarland and TEPSA). Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, MEP Isabel Lima-Wiseler and MEP Katarina Barley will debate solidarity in the European Union with around 100 students from the University of Luxembourg, the University of Trier and the University of Saarland and 100 pupils from the European School 1.

 

 

 

10

 

November

 

Laura Pierret, a second year Political Science doctoral student, won a prestigious UACES Scholarship. The funding from the scholarship will facilitate Ms. Pierret's research travel over the next year.

 

 

 

02

 

November

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer published an article "Parliamentary Scrutiny of Brexit in the EU-27: Pragmatic Cooperation with a Dominant European Parliament" in the International Journal of Parliamentary Studies. The article explores the role of the European Parliament and national parliaments in scrutinizing the Brexit negotiations.

 

 

 

01

 

November

 

Reporter.lu has interviewed Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer on the extent of plagiarism in the thesis of Xavier Bettel. 

 

 

OCTOBER 2021

   

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October

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia published an article "Restrictive or expansive? European Investment Bank’s challenge to equipoise climate finance with post-pandemic boost" in Fulbright Review of Economics and Policy. The article investigates the EIB in interaction with its main stakeholders, in pursuing two seemingly contradictory objectives of exclusively restricting its activity in green funding, as well as expanding its action for achieving a broad impact in the real economy.  

 

 

 

27

 

October

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer analyzed the thesis of Xavier Bettel for Reporter.lu in the context of a suspicion of plagiarism. RTL TV interviewed her for De Journal

 

 

 

21

 

October

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić, Dr. Christophe Lesschaeve and Dr. Michal Mochtak published an article "Contesting war memories: Parties and voters in contemporary Southeast Europe" in the journal Party Politics. The article explores political contestation of war memories using extensive public opinion research conducted by the ELWar team in Southeast Europe.

 

 

 

19

 

October

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was interviewed by Delano on Luxembourg’s election to the UN Human Rights Council and the role of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in fostering critical dialogue about human rights issues.

 

 

 

13

 

October

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer spoke to the ZDF about Brexit and the difficult negotiations of the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

 

 

 

12

 

October

 

Frederick A. Schulze, a recently retired US Department of Defense official, held an online discussion about the conduct of the US mission in Afghanistan and the dynamics behind the recent events called "The US Mission in Afghanistan: A First-Hand Account".

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

 

 

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September

 

The EU-funded Cost Action IGCOORD – Intergovernmental Coordination from Local to European Governance – was launched. The project will run until 2025 and will analyze the coordination and communication between different levels of government in order to identify best practice. Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer will work on this project as Management Committee Member. 

 

 

 

30

 

September

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer participated in a roundtable of the Institute Pierre Werner on the role of Franco-German relations in the European Union alongside Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Charles Goerens, Claus Leggewie and Edouard Simon.

 

 

 

24

 

September

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer was interviewed by the Wort on the German Federal elections, the main challenges for the candidates and the possible implications for the EU. 

 

 

 

23

 

September

 

Dr Michal Mochtak in collaboration with Dr Richard Q. Turcsanyi from Palacky University published an article "Studying Chinese Foreign Policy Narratives: Introducing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Conferences Corpus" in Journal of Chinese Political Science

 

 

 

22

 

September

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by the Croatian magazine Globus about the puzzling lack of popular support for Orbanism in the Croatian electorate.

 

 

 

22

 

September

 

The Institute of Political Science welcomes Giulia Buscicchio who joined the Institute as a visiting researcher. She will be working as part of the PROPEL project with Prof. Lindsay Flynn.

 

 

 

15

 

September

 

The Institute congratulates our incoming PhD student Leo Fel on winning the IAS Young Academics grant for his project "e/i-Voting: Political and Legal Aspects in the Cyber Era". Leo will pursue his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Josip Glaurdić, in collaboration with Prof. Peter Ryan from the Department of Computer Science.

 

 

 

11

 

September

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was interviewed about the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 by Delano and RTL

 

 

 

10

 

September

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer was interviewed for an article of d’Letzebuerger Land on the decision to allow all foreign residents to vote in local elections. Until now, a five-year residency rule meant that foreign residents had to live in Luxembourg for five years before they could participate in local elections. 

 

 

 

07

 

September

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by the BBC on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the formation of the Conference on Yugoslavia led by Lord Peter Carrington. The Conference failed to bring about a peaceful solution to the Yugoslav crisis, but had a strong impact on the nature of the ultimate breakup of the Yugoslav federation.

 

 

 

05

 

September

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was interviewed by Radio 100,7 about the situation in Afghanistan and the policies of the Biden Administration.

 

 

 

01

 

September

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić and Dr. Christophe Lesschaeve published an article "Warrior candidates: Do voters value combat experience in postwar elections?" in the journal Political Research Quarterly. The article explores the relationship between political candidates' records of military service and their electoral success in communities more and less affected by war violence.

 

 

 

01

 

September

 

The Institute of Political Science welcomes Sarah Kostecki and Giuseppe Montalbano who joined the Institute as postdoctoral researchers. They both will be working as part of the PROPEL project with Prof. Lindsay Flynn.

 

 

AUGUST 2021

 

 

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August

 

Our incoming PhD student Anđela Mićanović and her doctoral project were featured in the largest Montenegrin daily Pobjeda.

 

 

 

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August

 

Dr. Christophe Lesschaeve and Prof. Josip Glaurdić published an article "Condoning postwar corruption: How legacies of war prevent democratic accountability in contemporary Southeast Europe" in the journal East European Politics. The article explores the relationship between the allegations of corruption, political candidates' records of military service, and voters' perceptions of candidates' electability in Southeast Europe.

 

 

 

10

 

August

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer published an article on “The mainstreaming of EU affairs: a challenge for parliamentary administrations” in the Journal of Legislative Studies. The article analyzes the role of parliamentary administrations in EU affairs scrutiny. 

 

 

JULY 2021

 

 

20

 

July

 

The Institute congratulates our incoming PhD student Anđela Mićanović on winning the AFR grant for her project "The (Un)intentional Collapse of Europeanization: The EU and the Rise of Authoritarianism in Southeast Europe". Anđela will pursue her PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Josip Glaurdić.

 

 

 

19

 

July

 

Prof. David Howarth (with Lucia Quaglia, University of Bologna) published "Failing forward in Economic and Monetary Union: explaining weak Eurozone financial support mechanisms" in the high-ranking Journal of European Public Policy.

 

 

 

07

 

July

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia's views on Regional Development Banks Green Finance for Green Transport and other Infrastructure expressed at the Belt and Road International Transport Symposium(BRITS)— Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Transport Experts Salon held in Xi’an, Shaanxi province of China, were reported at the magazine International Road Federation.

 

 

JUNE 2021

 

 

21

 

June

 

Prof. David Howarth's previously published article "Brexit and the Battle for Financial Services" from 2018 was selected for inclusion in an online Special Issue of the high ranking Journal of European Public Policy to mark the fifth "anniversary" of the UK's Brexit vote. The seven selected papers have been made free access until 31 July 2021. 

 

 

 

18

 

June

 

Prof. David Howarth was interviewed by the Luxemburger Wort and assisted with the preparation of an article by Diego Velazquez on the agreement between the EU Commission and the Luxembourg Government on the latter's Recovery Plan: "Wenig Geld and Wenig Reformen". 

 

 

 

17-18

 

June

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer organized a 2-day workshop on "Small States in EU Policy-Making: Strategies, Challenges, Opportunities".

 

 

 

09

 

June

 

Prof. David Howarth (with Ioannis Asimakopoulos a PhD student in Law) published "Stillborn Banking Union", in the leading multi-disciplinary journal focused on EU affairs, Journal of Common Market Studies.

 

 

 

07

 

June

 

Prof. David Howarth and collaborators presented the main findings of their recently published book, Regional Development Banks and the World Economyat a St. Antony's College, University of Oxford seminar. Youtube link to the book discussion here

 

 

 

02

 

June

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen participated in the webinar "Affirmer les droits humains du monde agricole et paysan" organised by ADDP Luxembourg.

 

 

MAY 2021

 

 

27

 

May

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer, Moritz Rehm and Prof. David Howarth have guest edited a special issue of the high-ranking journal Politics and Governance on "Reforming the Institutions of Eurozone Governance". Six members of the Institute of Political Science published triple blind peer reviewed articles in this special issue including: Professors Högenauer and Howarth, Dr. Helen Kavvadia, Moritz Rehm, Martin Sacher and Sébastien Commain.

 

 

 

19

 

May

 

Prof. David Howarth, together with Prof. Amy Verdun (University of Victoria) published an edited volume entitled "Economic and Monetary Union at Twenty: A Stocktaking of a Tumultuous Second Decade", with Routledge. Prof. Howarth co-authored two of the chapters in this book.

 

 

 

18

 

May

 

Doctoral researcher Ramin Forghani published an op-ed titled “Abraham Accords for Peace and Prosperity: From the Start to the Future” in the May issue of the Faculty Blog.

 

 

 

17

 

May

 

The forthcoming article on voters' attitudes toward the tradeoff between lockdowns and the economy by  Dr Christophe Lesschaeve, Prof. Josip Glaurdić and Dr Michal Mochtak was featured on the news front page of the University of Luxembourg. The article will be published in the journal Public Opinion Quarterly, which is considered globally as the best journal for public opinion research.

 

 

 

17

 

May

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić commented on the results of the local elections in Croatia for the Jutarnji list daily.

 

 

 

01

 

May

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer, together with Prof. Külli Sarapuu (Tallinn University of Technology) and Prof. Nicos Trimikliniotis (University of Nicosia), has co-edited a special section on the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic poses to small states and their responses to the crisis: Small States and the 'Corona Crisis' in Small States & Territories journal.

 

 

 

01

 

May

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen and Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer have co-published a book chapter on Luxembourg in the European Union in the Encyclopedia of European Union Politics with Oxford University Press. 

 

 

APRIL 2021

 

 

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April

 

Dr Michal Mochtak, Dr Christophe Lesschaeve and Prof. Josip Glaurdić published an article "Voting and winning: perceptions of electoral integrity in consolidating democracies" in the journal Democratization. The article explores the relationship between voters' perceptions of electoral integrity and the success of their preferred candidates in the consolidating democracies of Southeast Europe.

 

 

 

28

 

April

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was featured in episode 6 of the documentary series Death at the Wing created by the Academy Award Winner Adam McKay, about a group of NBA players who died in the 80s and 90s, and how they connect to Ronald Reagan’s dismantling of America. Glaurdić reflected on the US-Yugoslavia relations and the career of the famous Croatian basketball player Dražen Petrović who tragically died in a car accident in 1993.

 

 

 

22

 

April

 

The UNESCO Chair webinar on "Institutional Racism in Comparative Perspective" was covered in the national media.

 

 

 

20

 

April

 

The UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, together with the national NGO Lëtz Rise Up, hosted a webinar on "Institutional Racism in Comparative Perspective".

 

 

 

07

 

April

 

Prof. David Howarth, together with Prof. Judith Clifton and Prof. Daniel Diaz Fuentes (University of Cantabria) published an edited volume titled "Regional Development Banks in the World Economy" with Oxford University Press.

Prof. David Howarth co-authored two chapters in this volume: "Regional Development Banks in the World Economy" (with Judith Clifton and Daniel Diaz Fuentes) and "Regional Development Banks and the promotion of Public-Private Partnerships" (with Moritz Liebe).

 

 

 

07

 

April

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia published "The European Investment Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: incumbents and challengers in the field of regional development banking", in Clifton, J. et al., eds., Regional Development Banks in the World Economy with Oxford University Press.

 

 

MARCH 2021

 

 

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March

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia authored a peer-reviewed article entitled "Using Business Models beyond business" in the World Journal of Business Management. In the article she reframes business models through a non-entrepreneurial lens and proposes a new archetype with generalized applicability to all organizations, facilitating the study of non-profit making organisations. 

 

 

 

15

 

March

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia authored a peer-reviewed article in Greek reviewing aspects of the relevance and application of the EUR 550 million Hellenic Plan for the Economic Reconstruction of the Balkans (HiPERB), that Greece provided for the reconstruction, development and integration of South-Eastern Europe after the hostilities in the 1990s', published in the Review of decentralisation, local government and regional development.

 

 

 

04

 

March

 

The UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, together with the Luxembourg School of Religion and Society and the Chair of Islamic Law at the University of Tübingen, hosted an international online conference on "Islam and Human Rights".

 

 

 

03

 

March

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by the Revue on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the breakup of Yugoslavia.

 

 

FEBRUARY 2021

 

 

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February

 

Prof. David Howarth published a peer-reviewed book chapter entitled "Comment expliquer les reformes du secteur financier en Europe: acteurs, idées ou institutions", in S. Saurugger and P. Hassenteufel, eds. (2021) Les Politiques Publiques dans la Crise, Presses de Sciences Po. 

 

 

 

22

 

February

 

Prof. David Howarth, with Prof. Joachim Schild of the University of Trier, published a peer-reviewed journal article entitled 'Nein to "Transfer Union": the German brake on the construction of a European Union fiscal capacity', in the Journal of European Integration

 

 

JANUARY 2021

 

 

21

 

January

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was the "Invité vum Dag" on Radio 100,7, commenting on the inauguration of US President Joe Biden.

 

 

 

07

 

January

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen shared his views on the events unfolding in the United States with the RTL News.

 

 

 

07

 

January

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by Delano on the events unfolding in the United States.

 

 

 

01

 

January

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer has joined the editorial board of the journal Small States & Territories. https://www.um.edu.mt/sst/editorialboard

 

 

 

01

 

January

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić shared his views on the upcoming political events in 2021 in an interview titled "Dramatic shift: Tough choices ahead" and published on p.56 of the magazine Delano.

 

 

 

01

 

January

 

The Institute of Political Science welcomes Henriette Heimbach, who will write her doctoral thesis on the Franco-German Assembly.

 

 

DECEMBER 2020

 

 

30

 

December

 

Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer was interviewed by Phoenix on the House of Commons vote on the EU-UK trade agreement.

 

 

 

19

 

December

 

The Institute of Political Science congratulates Prof. Joana Mendes and Prof. Anna-Lena Högenauer for the award of an Institute of Advanced Studies grant for the EMULEG project that will analyze the accountability of central banks and the legitimacy of their decisions in the context of central bank independence.

 

 

 

10

 

December

 

Dr. Helen Kavvadia organized an international workshop "Italy and the European Investment Bank". The workshop was organized by the Institute of Political Science and the Robert Schuman Initiative, in cooperation with the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies of the University of Padova. The workshop took place remotely due to the Covid-19 measures. It was the second leg of the Conference “Analyzing the European Investment Bank: Interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the past, present and future of the world’s biggest lender”, which took place at the University of Luxembourg 10-11 July 2019.

 

 

 

10

 

December

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was interviewed by RTL Radio about the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights in connection with International Human Rights Day.

 

 

 

01

 

December

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić published a peer-reviewed article titled “Football activism as political contention: Contextual determinants of membership in the association of supporters of Hajduk Split” in the December issue of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

 

 

 

01

 

December

 

Prof. David Howarth, Dr. Helen Kavvadia, together with Profs. Judith Clifton and Daniel Díaz-Fuentes of the University of Cantabria, published a book chapter on "The role of the European Investment Bank in Times of COVID-19", edited by D.A McDonald, T. Marois, and D. Barrowclough (2020) Public Banks and Covid-19: Combatting the Pandemic With Public Finance. Municipal Services Project (Kingston) and UNCTAD (Geneva).

 

 

NOVEMBER 2020

 

 

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November

 

Prof. David Howarth and Aneta Spendzharova published "Delivering Value for Money? The problematic accountability of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM)", in Stephenson, P. et al., eds. Financial Accountability in the European Union Institutions, Policy and Practice, London: Routledge. 

 

 

 

19

 

November

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić organized a PhD Conference in Social Sciences for the doctoral students of the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. In six panels, FHSE PhD students covered a variety of topics in areas from political science and sociology to geography and linguistics. The conference has been held online over Webex.

 

 

 

18

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen hosted the second of two webinars on "Is There A Future for Multilateralism? The Challenges of Global Governance in the 21st Century" under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights.

 

 

 

11

 

November

 

Prof. David Howarth and prof. Lucia Quaglia from the University of Bologna presented "Failing Forward in Economic and Monetary Union: Explaining Weak Eurozone Financial Support Mechanisms" at a Princeton University webinar.

 

 

 

10

 

November

 

Dr. Michal Mochtak, Prof. Josip Glaurdić, and Dr. Christophe Lesschaeve published a peer-reviewed article titled “Talking war: Representation, veterans and ideology in post-war parliamentary debates” in the journal Government & Opposition.

 

 

 

06

 

November

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by Radio 100,7 on the subject of the 2020 US Presidential election.

 

 

 

05

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen gave a follow-up interview on the RTL evening news concerning the US elections.

 

 

 

04

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen was "Invité vum Dag" on Radio 100,7, speaking on the US elections.

 

 

 

04

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen participated together with three Luxembourgish MEPs in a webinar on the US elections organized by the European Parliament Office in Luxembourg.

 

 

 

04

 

November

 

Prof. Josip Glaurdić was interviewed by Delano on the subject of the 2020 US Presidential election.

 

 

 

02

 

November

 

Prof. Robert Harmsen gave an interview to Paperjam on the subject of the US elections.