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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Journal-istic: Does EU democracy assistance fail?

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[I]n democracy assistance the EU starts with a relatively big plan and ends up with a particularly small outcome I was surprised to find this kind of statement in a scientific journal; it sounds so nicely down to earth that I was really interested in finding out how Federica Bicchi had come to this conclusion The […]

Journal-istic: The EU’s influence on national tax systems

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In the latest issue (7/2010) of the “Journal of European Public Policy“, Achim Kemmerling* asks the following question (link to the article): Does Europeanization, the single market in particular, lead to convergence in national tax policies? He starts his article by pointing to four possible major mechanisms drawn from the literature that may explain why national tax […]

Blogging elsewhere, too

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While I intend to use this blog for political science related blogging, I am also blogging elsewhere from time to time, for instance – like today together with Eurogoblin - ”The Week in Bloggingportal“, the weekly summary of the most interesting euroblog articles chosen by the (voluntary) editors of Bloggingportal.eu, or sometimes for the blog of the […]

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