Recent publications from the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) – Summer 2016


Handbook on Germany’s European Policy published

Handbook IEP

The Handbook on Germany’s European Policy is published in times of multiple crises and rising skepticism and concerns about Germany’s ties with the European Union. In this context it emphasizes the importance of European integration and the political and economic benefits Germany is gaining from its EU membership. Furthermore, Germany has a great impact on shaping the European integration process and the EU’s policy-making processes.

In this unique handbook 38 authors are analyzing Germany’s European Policy, its broad lines and basic concepts in important EU policy fields as well as Germany’s domestic determinants, actors and most important bilateral relations to other EU member states. Therefore, this handbook proves to be a helpful guide for anyone who is dealing with various aspects of Germany’s European Policy in academic, political or practical ways.

You will find further information on our publication website or you visit Nomos-Verlag.

New paper within the framework of the project “Ukrainians in Poland and Germany” published

Paper UA IEP

Within the framework of the joined research project “Ukrainians in Poland and Germany – Civic and Political Engagement, Expectations, and Courses of Action”, Ljudmyla Melnyk, Magdalena Patalong and Richard Steinberg published a new paper on the topic “Ukrainian Diasporic Community in Germany: Main Characteristics and its Engagement for its Home Country”. The paper, which was released in the current issue of the Ukrainian online journal UA:Ukraine Analytica, deals with the role of the Ukrainian “diasporic community” in Germany.

You will find further information on the paper on our website.

Project “The Truth about Lies on Europe” – TruLies Blogposts

Trulies IEP

“TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe” is a research project conducted by the Institute for European Politics in cooperation with the Progressive Zentrum and sponsored by Stiftung Mercator TruLies seeks to foster the rationalization of the growing populist and eurosceptic debate on Europe in Germany by deconstructing wrongful statements as well prejudices made by different parties on Europe and checking them against the facts.

In addition to that, the TruLies blogposts offer a genuine European perspective on Euroscepticism in other EU member states. Julia Klein and Claudia Chwalisz take a closer look on the political situation in Great Britain, namely the rise of UKIP and possible consequences of a NO-vote in the Brexit-referendum, whereas Dr. Julian Pänke makes a claim for a soft Brexit. Prof. Giorgia Bulli examines if populists are here to stay by comparing them in Germany and Italy and Prof. Emilia Zankina provides an interesting insight into Populism, Radical Right, and Socialist Nostalgia in Bulgarian Politics.

For more information on the project TruLies available here and here. You can also check the latest TruLies-blogposts .