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October 1, 2020

A cocktail of Brexit and Covid-19 could yet be decisive for the achievement of Scottish independence

Stuart A Brown Scottish independence voters in the 2014 referendum refused to accept the UK government’s position that this was a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity. Six years on and a second referendum is back on the agenda, writes Stuart Brown Read more
October 1, 2020

The dilemma of dissent: should courts avoid making public their dissenting opinions?

Daniel Naurin It is widely argued that courts should make public their dissenting opinions in order to right wrongs and increase transparency. Yet, writes Daniel Naurin, courts will have a harder time securing public compliance with their decisions if they fail to speak with one voice Read more
September 30, 2020

The hidden role of the member states in EU development cooperation

Sebastian Steingass The EU Commission is considered the chief coordinator of member states’ development policies. But, argues Sebastian Steingass, a transnational network of member state experts plays a hidden yet crucial role in initiatives for collective action Read more
September 30, 2020

How to teach comfortably in an online world: the core principles of learning

Heidi Maurer Heidi Maurer and Silviu Piros remind us that there is no silver bullet to meet the challenge of online teaching. Keep it simple, use the tools you are comfortable with, and create meaningful social connections with (and among) students Read more
September 30, 2020

How to sanction troublemakers: the EU and sanction design

Clara Portela Plenty is known about why and when sanctions are adopted. Katharina Meissner and Clara Portela argue that research on the design of those sanctions can help us understand their impacts and effectiveness as a foreign policy tool Read more
September 30, 2020

Covid-19 through the lens of a mafia scholar

Felia Allum Felia Allum draws curious and interesting parallels between Covid-19 and Italian mafias – in the nature of the threats they pose, and the ability of states and societies to confront them Read more
September 30, 2020

Building 'Feminist Power Europe'? On the possibilities and missed opportunities of feminist foreign policy

Katharine A M Wright Responding to calls for the EU to adopt a Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP), Katharine A. M. Wright, Roberta Guerrina, Toni Haastrup and Annick Masselot argue that a simple ‘add women and stir’ approach is meaningless and possibly counterproductive unless it tackles, at the same time, historical and current patterns of exclusion and oppression Read more
September 30, 2020

Academic blogging during a pandemic

Mark Carrigan In 2020 we all became digital scholars overnight. Now we need to have serious conversations about intellectual community, the purposes it serves and how blogging can help us pursue them under these difficult conditions, writes Mark Carrigan Read more

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