6
Mar

French Politics on Twitter: Upcoming conference paper at EPSA 2019

François Briatte will present a paper at the 9th annual conference of the European Political Science Association (EPSA) in Belfast, 20-22 June 2019.   The paper, which is co-written with economist Ewen Gallic from University Aix-Marseille, is about how we can measure the left-right political positions of French Twitter users, including politicians, journalists, and members...
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4
Mar

Soirée “Spécial Masters”

Nos anciens partagent leur expérience ! Vous recherchez un master ? Vous vous posez des questions sur votre spécialisation ? Venez à la rencontre de nos anciens étudiants de masters et échangez avec eux sur leur expérience au sein des Facultés de l’Université Catholique de Lille et après leur diplôme. Rendez-vous le 19 mars 2019,...
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4
Mar

Sustainable agricultural intensification?

Policy brief accompanying the Nature Sustainability paper Rasmussen et al. (2018) Social-ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification. Nature Sustainability 1, pp. 275-282, DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0070-8. Sustainable agricultural intensification appears in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a key strategy for ending hunger (SDG2) and achieving sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems (SDG15). Yet, it is not...
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3
Mar

Brendan Coolsaet was awarded a CESAB Project grant 2018 – “Towards ‘just conservation’: linking theories and practices of justice in biodiversity conservation”

Brendan Coolsaet was awarded a 3-year grant by the French Foundation for Biodiversity’s (FRB) Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB) for his project “Towards ‘just conservation’: linking theories and practices of justice in biodiversity conservation” Over the past three decades, biodiversity conservation has expanded, from a focus on nature preservation alone, to...
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1
Mar

English Health Policy under Blair and Brown: Upcoming conference paper at AFSP 2019

François Briatte will present a paper at the 15th Congress of the French Political Science Association (Association Française de Science Politique, AFSP) in Bordeaux, 2-4 July 2019. François Briatte will present a paper at the 15th Congress of the French Political Science Association (Association Française de Science Politique, AFSP) in Bordeaux, 2-4 July 2019. The...
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13
Fév

Kelbel, C., Sandri, G., and van Haute, E. 2018. Who framed the party? The perception of political organisations. in Kris Deschouwer (ed.) Mind the Gap. Political Participation and Representation in Belgium, Rowman & Littlefield International, pp. 35-50.

Belgium is characterised by profusion and centrality of parties. The Belgian party system is split in two, it is highly fragmented and the effective number of parties has increased drastically through the years, largely due to the multiplication of cleavage politics (Delwit 2012). Parties are also central social and political actors, to the point that...
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10
Fév

Tomini, L., and Sandri, G. (eds.) 2018. Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century: Concepts, Methods, Causality and the Quality of Democracy. London: Routledge.

The effectiveness and capacity of survival of democratic regimes has been recently and widely questioned in the public and political debate. Both democratic institutions and political actors are increasingly confronted with rapid economic and societal transformations that, at least according to some observers and commentators, they not seem to be ready or equipped to manage...
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6
Fév

Entre amputation et renforcement de l’unité de l’UE : Quel Brexit ?

Thierry Chopin, professeur de science politique à ESPOL et conseiller spécial à l’Institut Jacques Delors analyse quels pourraient être les contours de la future relation entre UE et Royaume-Uni. Le Brexit est une mauvaise chose pour l’Union : il représente une amputation, en termes de poids économique, politique et stratégique, pour l’UE. Une sortie du...
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