Institut d'etudes Européennes
De l'Université libre de Bruxelles


New publication: "Des illusions perdues ?" from Selma Bendjaballah


Dans un contexte de crise financière et économique, les élections européennes de juin 2014 ont exacerbé la désaffection des citoyens à l’égard de l’Union européenne telle qu’elle s’est construite jusqu’ici. Le constat n’est pas neuf mais l’entrée en nombre des formations eurosceptiques à Strasbourg en juin 2014 constitue une étape symbolique supplémentaire dans le processus. La représentativité des élus est ainsi de plus en plus essentielle à la structuration de l’Union européenne comme espace politique autonome. Elle justifie l’analyse des pratiques individuelles des parlementaires européens.

New book series launch: Globalisation, Europe, Multilateralism (GEM)

As a leading research institution and a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Studies, the Institut d’Études Européennes
of the Université libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB) supported the launch of this global series in view of bringing together multidisciplinary research in global governance and EU studies. The series can draw on a wide and global network of partner universities across the globe’s five continents. Among its numerous resources special mention is to be made of the Erasmus Mundus GEM PhD School on ‘Globalisation, Europe, Multilateralism’ and the GR:EEN European research project on ‘Global Reordering: Evolving European Networks’.
Volumes included in the series share innovative research objectives centred on: Globalisation, the EU’s changing position therein, resulting forms of multilateral cooperation, and the role of transnational networks as well as multipolarity in the contemporary international order. A wide array of possible approaches to these shared themes are welcomed, these include among other: comparative regionalism, public and foreign policy analysis, EU governance and Europeanisation studies, discourse analysis, area studies, and several institutional perspectives, etc.
With a shared aim to contribute to innovations in both European Integration and International studies, the series includes: collaborative volumes, research based monographs and textbooks. Each publications undergoes an international referee process, and enjoys the advice and feedback of an International editorial board.


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New book release: Social policy and the Eurocrisis


Whatever happened to Social Europe? The promise of Jacques Delors seems to have spawned a flurry of European Union directives, yet has since fizzled out. This edited volume, bringing together a team of international interdisciplinary experts from across Europe, systematically explores the EU's social policy activities, both before and after the Eurocrisis. The contributors examine how and why the great expectations remained unfulfilled, but also move the scholarly debate beyond the emphasis on courts and markets. European Commission policy entrepreneurship, eastern enlargement, the shifting ideological contours of European Social Democracy, and the spirit of the Lisbon Agenda have all led to market creation taking strong precedence over market correcting policies. This insightful and comprehensive volume will be of great interest to European Union scholars and practitioners alike.


Amandine Crespy is Lecturer in Political Science and European Studies at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, Science Po in Paris and Harvard University. Her research deals with political conflict related to the social and economic integration in the EU. Her research has been widely published in international journals and books.

Georg Menz is Professor of Political Economy and Jean Monnet Chair at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK, and Visiting Professor of European Politics, University of Pittsburgh, USA. His previous monographs include Varieties of Capitalism and Europeanization (2008) and The Political Economy of Managed Migration (2010). He is the co-editor of Internalizing Globalization (with Susanne Soederberg and Philip G. Cerny, 2005) and Labour Migration in Europe (with Alexander Caviedes, 2010). He has also published numerous journal articles. 

Tribute to Mrs Eliane Vogel-Polsky, Professor in ULB

The Institute of European Studies of ULB acknowledged with great sadness the death of Mrs Eliane Vogel-Polsky, who has been for many years Law Professor in our University and Director of research in the Sociology Institute.