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(2018-04-19)In March 2017, following the successful referendum in the UK to leave the European Union in June of 2016, negotiations began to discuss the policies regarding the official exit of the United Kingdom with Theresa May’s ...
The poetics of adaptation: a critical discourse analysis of intercultural interactions in the novel Montecore (2017-04-24)Integration has been a long-standing issue in the ongoing peacekeeping experiment that is the European Union. The EU began as a six-state economic community with the goal of a level supranational interstate integration ...
(2016-07-19)Threats posed to EU's energy security during the last fifteen years, made the Commission to develop the Energy Policy promoting the integration and the creation of the Internal Energy Market. The "Third Energy Package" was ...
(2018-07-16)Why do countries sign but not implement peace agreements? The Minsk II intended to solve the Ukrainian Crisis, but implementation has been slow and violations of the cease-fire occur routinely. I selected three theories ...
(2012-09-18)For almost sixty years, the European Union (EU) and its member states have cultivated the process of integration. At the geographical “front lines” of this process, local and regional actors form State-sanctioned, ...
To Regulate or Self-Regulate? That is the Question: Bulgaria's Long Path Towards a Media Policy Concerning the Portrayals of Women in Advertising (European Union Center, 2017)This policy essay examines how the increasing hypersexualization of the female body body in Bulgarian advertising and explicit portrayals of women that normalizes it have been received by the different players in the ...
Towards an ever closer union: with the Turks next door? Is Turkey the ideal energy partner for the EU? (2012-05-22)This thesis explores the respective energy policies of the European Union (EU) and Turkey, identifying common goals and external threats in order to entertain the hypothesis of whether Turkey is the ideal energy partner ...
Trade-off Efficiency-Equity as an Explanation of the Mitigated Success of the European Regional Development Policies (European Union Center, 2003)The objective of this paper is to demonstrate that the European regional development funds do not allow simultaneous achievement of goals of efficiency and equity when they are dedicated to financing transportation ...
(European Union Center, 2003)During the 1990s employment relations systems in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) experienced a complex, multilevel process of transformation. In this article, we discuss the transformation of employment relations systems ...
United in diversity? A discourse analysis on the selective representation of the Islamic past in Spanish and Portuguese tourism (2012-05-22)A famous EU slogan claims that the supra-nation is “united in diversity,” but there exists a tension between this idea of an inclusive, diverse, cosmopolitan European identity and the lack of representation that Europe’s ...
(European Union Center, 2008)The University of Illinois’ Vienna Diplomatic Program provides a nontraditional, semester-long study abroad opportunity for students interested in international organizations. It is grounded in a philosophy of experiential ...