Sussex European Institute

Welcome to the Sussex European Institute

Founded in 1992, the Sussex European Institute (SEI) is an interdisciplinary research hub that brings together scholars and experts whose work engages with Europe’s political institutions, political economy, and its historical legacies.

SEI facilitates a dialogue between scholars based in various departments across and beyond the University of Sussex, including disciplines such as History, Sociology, Politics, Law, International Relations and Postcolonial Studies, Anthropology, Migration Studies, and European Studies. Our community of scholars also works closely with practitioners, policy makers and the voluntary sector.

Europe is often seen as a realm - or even cradle of - democracy, freedom, and rights. Other times, European integration is viewed as in perpetual crisis. In our understanding, Europe not only takes shape through such projected self-images, but also constitutes itself through European states’ and institutions’ historic and contemporary actions – which have crafted internal power asymmetries and produced global inequalities.

 Upcoming Events

All SEI seminars are open to all staff and students. 

  • Anti-elite politics and emotional reactions to socio-economic problems: Experimental evidence on ‘pocketbook anger’ from France, Germany & US with Paul Marx (Duisberg-Essen & Oxford) Wednesday 12th February 2020
  • Expatriate Citizens and Parties Abroad with Sue Collard & Paul Webb (Sussex) Wednesday 19th February 2020 
  • The Post-Brexit effect in media coverage with Marino de Luca (Sussex) Wednesday 4th March 2020 
  • European Conservatives & Reformists with Martin Steven (Lancaster) Wednesday 11th March 2020 (postponed due to illness)
  • Is there any way out of here? UK food safety legislation, trade and devolution with Emily Lydgate & Chloe Anthony (Sussex Law School) Wednesday 25th March 2020


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