Spain's response to COVID-19

Spain is one of the countries hardest hit by the COVID 19 pandemic. High infection and fatality rates have brought the health care system to the brink of collapse. Similarly challenging, Spain’s economy has been greatly suffering from the 2008/9 Great Recession and the global pandemic has accentuated the severe economic crisis and deepening...
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ECSA-C Biennial 2020: Full Call for Papers

Call for papers - 13 th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C), September 24-26, 2020, Westin Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta Canada It has been a year of seismic shifts for the European Union, not least due to the departure of the UK, formerly one of the largest member states and often ‘awkward partner’. How...
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ECSA-C Biennial - call for papers is out!

The new call for papers for the 13 th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C) is out. The theme of the ECSA-C Biennial this year will be : Shifting fault lines? Power, policies and alliances in the European Union. The conference takes place in September, from the 24th to the 26th of September at the...
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The triumph of populism: Boris Johnson’s landslide electoral victory

Media Alert by Oliver Schmidtke , former ECSA-C president The explanation of the UK election’s results could be straightforward: The Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn proved to be a widely unpopular leader, the party ran an unfocussed and strategically misguided electoral campaign, and some of its key policy initiatives, while popular...
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The Catalan crisis: court actions and the lack of flexibility

By Antoine Rayroux , University of Montreal Two years after the Catalan self-determination referendum of October 1st, 2017, how can we make sense of the current deadlock? Why is it difficult to foresee a way out of the crisis? The situation is foremost a result of Madrid's unyielding judiciary response to the self-determination movement -...
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