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On the road to #rp12: Women don’t blog about EU politics

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It’s not big news that the political blogospheres are dominated by alpha males, which is quite unsatisfactory because blogging as such isn’t. The problem may be that men decide what is political blogging and what isn’t. What about EU blogging in this regard? A quick look into the euroblogosphere does not at all contradict this view of male […]

Why was ACTA approved in the EU Fisheries Council?

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In December 2011, the EU Council decision to sign the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was approved during a Fisheries Council meeting as an “A-Item”, i.e. without discussion at ministerial level. While both, the fact that a Fisheries Council approves ACTA and that this happens without ministerial debate, may look strange at first sight, these are […]

The European Parliament elections 2014 will be huge

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In just a bit more than two years, the next European Parliament elections will take place and public discussions about the personnel for the 2014 European Parliament elections have already started. But more important than that: These next European Parliament elections will be huge! They will be huge not just because they decide about the composition of […]

Euronews becomes EU Commission propaganda channel

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In a blog post over at Decrypter la communication européenne, Michaël discusses the buy-in of the European Commission into the content of the news channel Euronews. According to Michaël, with a global yearly budget of 6.5 million Euros, any Commission directorate general can buy short or long magazine contributions or series each to be aired […]

1981-2009: 39% of EU Commissioners became private interest representatives

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In a paper titled “There is life after the Commission: An empirical analysis of private interest representation by former EU-commissioners, 1981–2009” (The Review of International Organizations, Issue 1/2012) Roland Vaubel, Bernhard Klingen and David Müller have published data and analyses of the post-Commission life of 92 former EU Commissioners who did not die in office or […]

Writing human instead of ‘methodological masturbation’ in political science

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If you have 15 minutes to spare, I recommend listening to Matthew Flinders‘ defence of political science shared by Slugger O’Toole. Matthew Flinders argues for better writing and new ways to engage with real audiences, instead of wasting time with “methodological masturbation” that human could ever understand. The word “blogging” is not used, but it is […]

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