Media in Turkey - new blog post

By Fazila Mat (PhD candidate, University of Victoria) and Sofia Verza (PhD candidate, University of Perugia) Four years after the attempted coup of 15-16 July 2016, the space for media pluralism in Turkey continues to shrink. Numerous pro-government media, owned by companies which have investments in several other sectors, dominate the scene. The...
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Accountability and Transparency for all Europeans: Covid-19 & the MMF 2021-27

By Helga Hallgrimsdottir and Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly , University of Victoria ‘Accountability and Transparency for all Europeans: Covid-19 & the MMF 2021-27’ The response to the recent Covid-19 crisis shows the importance of the European Union in forging a way forward in the post-pandemic world for all Europeans. In July 2020, the Special European...
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Willem Maas on Brexit and EU citizenship

Another disruption is taking place during the worst pandemic of the century: The Brexit process. Free movement - as a central element of the European project since the beginning - and EU citizenship are both going to be affected by the UK’s departure from the EU. But despite the challenges and uncertainties that the Brexit process entails, there...
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Video Series on the "Future of Democracy"

During the conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism" (March 2020, just before the COVID lockdown) a series of video interviews was produced in a collaboration between EUCAnet’s project Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy (CEDoD) and the Cedar Trees Institute initiative. Selected scholars were invited to reflect on the question “What...
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COVID times: EUCAnet's Intern from Europe featured on UVIc's homepage

Isabelle Steiger, our last international intern from Germany ( Public Management student at the University of Applied Sciences Kehl) started and finished her EUCAnet internship at the Centre for Global Studies during the COVID lockdown in Victoria, BC. Read her full story. After her internship, Isabelle continues her studies with a specialization...
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CEDoD Policy Memos on COVID responses - by UVic students

Students at the University of Victoria were invited to brainstorm on policy recommendations in light of the COVID crisis as part of the Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy (CEDoD) project at the University of Victoria. The policy memos were written in consultation with Dr. Pablo Ouziel, Dr. Keith Cherry (professors of the EUS 300's course) and...
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Populism and the Crisis of Legitimacy: Reconsidering the Practice of Self-Rule

Joshua Nichols (Faculty of Law, University of Alberta) participated in the video series on The Futures of Democracies during the international conference "Democracy and Its Futures ", March 21-22, 2019. He accepted the invitation to respond to a bold question "What are the greatest challenges to democracy?" Addressing the issue of the challenges...
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Policy Memo on Rebuilding The Economy After Covid-19

NEW POLICY MEMO for the Canada Europe Dialogue on Democracy Project (CEDoD) Rebuilding The Economy After Covid-19: An Opportunity for Suitainability by Alina Sobolik Covida Collective | University of Victoria Summary The novel Coronavirus or COVID-19, originating in Wuhan, China, has had an unprecedented effect on both the global economy and...
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Video on POPULISM: Deficient democratization in Central and Eastern Europe

Silvia Suteu (Public Law at the University College London) participated in the video series on Populism and Democracy during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. She gave a paper on Friends or Foes? The Uncertain Relationship of Eternity Clauses and Populism and accepted the invitation to...
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Richard Bellamy: Populism and and the challenge of the democratic disconnect

Richard Bellamy ( Department of Political Science, University College London) participated in the video series on Dialogue on Democracy: T he Rise of Populism during the international conference "Constitutionalism in the Age of Populism", March 6-8, 2020. He gave a paper on When is Democracy Constitutional? On the Relations between Political,...
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