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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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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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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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Chopin, T. and Foucher M. (eds) 2018, Schuman Report on Europe. The State of the Union 2018. Paris: Marie B. Editions / Lignes de repères.

This book seeks to analyse the political situation in the EU. Europeans face major challenges: between the risk of populist contagion and Brexit internally, migration issues and the questioning of their values and external interests, Europeans must find their place in a world in transformation. These challenges call into question the ability of Europeans to...
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Vang Rasmussen, L., Coolsaet, B., Martin, A., Mertz, O., Pascual, U., Corbera, E., Dawson, N. Fisher, J., Franks, P. and Ryan, C.M. 2018. Social-ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification. Nature Sustainability 1, pp. 275-282, DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0070-8.

Land-use intensification in agrarian landscapes is seen as a key strategy to simultaneously feed humanity and use ecosystems sustainably, but the conditions that support positive social-ecological outcomes remain poorly documented. We address this knowledge gap by synthesizing research that analyses how agricultural intensification affects both ecosystem services and human well-being in low- and middle-income countries....
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Foret, F. and Calligaro, O., eds. (2018) European Values. Challenges and Opportunities for EU Governance. London; New York: Routledge.

Redefinitions of EU borders (enlargements, Brexit), geopolitical challenges (conflicts, migrations, terrorism, environmental risks) and the economic and financial crises have triggered debates on the common values that hold European countries and citizens together, justify public action and ensure the sustainability of European governance.   This book discusses the genesis of and increasing references to “European...
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Calligaro O. (2018). Une figure paradoxale : Alan S. Milward, promoteur des études européennes et historien critique de l’intégration européenne. In: Larat F., Mangenot M., Schirmann S. (eds) (2018) Les études européennes. Genèses et institutionnalisation. Paris : L’Harmattan, pp. 89-110.

Alan S. Milward a très tôt dans sa carrière engagé une réflexion sur les méthodes et les cadres universitaires les plus adéquats pour penser, étudier et enseigner le phénomène d’unification européenne de l’après Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il est désormais considéré comme l’une des figures majeures de l’histoire de l’intégration européenne, une discipline qu’il a contribué...
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Alvarez L and Coolsaet B. 2018. Decolonising Environmental Justice Studies: A Latin-American perspective. Capitalism Nature Socialism.

The “environment” and “justice” of environmental justice are often defined through Western ways of thinking. Empirical environmental justice research, however, increasingly takes place in the context of the global South. As a result, there is a tendency to transpose Western concepts and frameworks to the global South, running the risk of being ineffective and of...
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