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EPERN BLOG LAUNCHED

The SEI-based European Parties Elections and Referendums Network (EPERN) has launched a research blog containing shorter, timely contributions on the impact of Europe on elections, referendums and party politics.

http://epern.wordpress.com/ 

EPERN BRIEFING ON THE CZECH ELECTION PUBLISHED

The European Parties Elections and Referendums Network (EPERN) based in the SEI has published a briefing papers on 'Europe and the 2013 Czech parliamentary election, October 25-26 2013' by Vít Hloušek and Petr Kaniok (Masaryk University), which is available free at: EPERN Election Briefing no. 74 [PDF 411.67KB]

NEW EPERN WORKING PAPERS ON THE GERMAN ELECTION AND MEASURING SPANISH PARTY POSITIONS ON EUROPE

The SEI-based European Parties Elections and Referendums Network (EPERN) has published two new working papers on 'European Issues as a Domestic Proxy: The Case of the German Federal Election 2013' by Aleksandra Moroska-Bonkiewicz (University of Lower Silesia) and Bartek Pytlas (European University Viadrina), and on 'From Measuring Party Positions on European Integration to Comparing Party Proposals on EU Affairs: the Case of the 2011 Spanish General Election' by Cristina Ares Castro-Conde (University of Santiago de Compostela).

EPERN BRIEFING ON THE IRISH FISCAL COMPACT TREATY REFERENDUM PUBLISHED

The European Parties Elections and Referendums Network (EPERN) based in the SEI has published a briefing paper on 'The referendum on the European Fiscal Compact Treaty in the Republic of Ireland, 31 May 2012' by John FitzGibbon (Canterbury Christ Church University), which is available free at: EPERN Referendum Briefing No 19 [PDF 305.90KB]

EPERN BRIEFING SERIES ON THE 2009 EP ELECTIONS

The SEI-based European Parties Elections and Referendums Network (EPERN) has published a special briefing papers on the 2009 European Parliament elections in every EU member states. For more information see: European Parliamentary Elections

MAJOR EDITED BOOK ON EUROSCEPTICISM BY SEI SCHOLARS

A major two-volume book on 'Opposing Europe? The Comparative Party Politics of Euroscepticism in Contemporary Europe' edited by SEI-based scholars Aleks Szczerbiak and Paul Taggart has been published by Oxford University Press.

According to the publisher: "'Opposing Europe?' provides the first comprehensive review of party-based Euroscepticism across the breadth of contemporary Europe, and the first in-depth comparative academic study of Euroscepticism. It is a groundbreaking, 'state of the art' book that provides a definitive review of a key issue in European politics. It is also one of the few attempts to integrate the fields of EU studies with both West European and East European studies in order to draw lessons about the way in which the EU interacts with domestic politics in both member and non-member states. Examining the way that parties position themselves and compete on the European issue provides powerful lessons for the trajectory of the European integration project more generally and on the prospects for the emergence of a European political system and polity."

For more details click here: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199258307 and here: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalo