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Postgraduate Seminar Series in European Governance

The Postgraduate Seminar Series, in the framework of IPSE Doctoral School, is subdivided into three trainings, one interdisciplinary PhD Conference in European Governance: a Postgraduate Seminar Series in European Governance organised internally, and the participation in an international summer school in European Governance. The PhD Conference gives students a basic awareness of the diverse approaches applied to understand European Governance.

The Postgraduate Seminar Series is a series of seminars addressing a major contemporary debate, reflecting current political/societal issues and/or transversal themes having assumed a prominent place across different scholarly literatures. The international summer school will improve the research designs of doctoral candidates after one year. Advice will be given to the candidates prior to their application to appropriate summer schools. The sessions are held in French and English.

The research theme for 2015-2016 is: Populism in Europe

  1. POPULISM(S) & RELIGION(S) IN EUROPE, 3-4 June 2016, Collège des Bernardins, 20 rue de Poissy, F-75005 Paris
  2. RETHINKING POPULISM(S) & DEMOCRACY(S) IN EUROPE 6-7 November 2015, Maison des Sciences Humaines 11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 ESCH-BELVAL

The research theme for 2016- 2017 is: Small States in Europe

  1. PARTY POLITICS IN EUROPEAN MICROSTATES, 20 Octobre 2015, Maison des Sciences Humaines 11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 ESCH-BELVAL

Topics in European Integration

  • A seminar dedicated to the exploration of major themes concerned with the processes of European integration including but not limited to the history and institutions of the EU, areas of public policy, the politics of European integration, comparative regionalisms
  • Approaches drawn from across a range of disciplines, including those present in the group (Politics, History, and Philosophy) as well as Law and Economics
  • Ideas of Europe
  • A seminar exploring contemporary and historical visions of ‘Europe’ including but not limited to the history of ideas of European integration, contemporary political representations of Europe, the exploration of particular philosophical traditions (Kantian, federalism, etc.)
  • Again drawing on the disciplines principally present in the group, with potential links/openings to other areas in IPSE (notably CVCE, digital humanities)

Learning Outcomes

Encourage doctoral candidates to discover new methodologies and approaches in the interdisciplinary field of European Governance.

  • Reinforce their future professional skills independently from their research focus
  • Develop an ethical and epistemological approach of European studies Core Seminar in European Governance
  • Based on the established Postgraduate Seminar Series. A series of seminars addressing a major contemporary debate, reflecting current political/societal issues and/or transversal themes having assumed a prominent place across different scholarly literatures.

The PhD candidates from the University of Luxembourg (and from its institutional partners) could obtain 3 ECTS nd a certificate of attendance.

For more information: governance@uni.lu