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Message from the Director

The Global Governance Programme aims to build a community of outstanding scholars and during the academic year we will have the honour to host distinguished professors of the calibre of Keith Banting, Thomas Christiansen, Will Kymlicka, Geoffrey Levey, Tariq Modood, to mention but few. Our community will also be enriched by new and inspiring research of promising academics coming from eminent European and worldwide institutions. With such a rich and enthusiastic team, the Programme will continue producing high quality research and engaging with the world of practice through policy dialogue on topical global governance issues, such as democracy and political economy in European governance, regionalism, EU China relations, mega-regional trade agreements.
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Director Global Governance Programme

Professor Carlos Closa Montero - co-Director of the Research Area “Transnational, European and Global Governance” will lead the research project “Democracy Protection in European and Latin American and Caribbean Regional Organisations” - which involves a group of researchers of the EUI, the Complutense University of Madrid, the University of Sheffield, and FLACSO Argentina – granted by the Europe-Latin America Foundation.

Workshop: China and The European Union Under New Leadership: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives, Thomas Christiansen (Maastricht University and EUI), 29 September 2014

Global Governance by Indicators – Measuring Governance and Stateness, Nehal Bhuta (EUI) and Gaby Umbach (EUI), 13-14 November 2014


Research Areas Focus

European, Transnational and Global Governance
(Carlos Closa Montero and Brigid Laffan)
Democracy and political economy in European governance, the core-periphery dynamics in the European Union, and regional integration organisations will be the focus of the Research Area European, Transnational and Global Governance in the coming months.  
Brigid Laffan - Co-Director of the area - and Thomas Christiansen – Robert Schuman fellow - will be scientific co-ordinators of the workshop “The Administration of Democracy in Europe” (24 October), where leading and early stage scholars will present their research on the functioning of parliamentary administrations in Europe, and in the EU. The papers presented at the workshop will be submitted as a Special Issue to the leading journal, Public Administration.  László Bruszt will coordinate the conference “EU Integration and Diverging Pathways Away from the Periphery in Europe” (21-22 November) that will look at the way the Euro-crisis has hit the Southern, but much less the Eastern peripheries of the EU. The conference aims to explore the differences between these two waves of integrating the less developed parts of Europe and provide an analysis of core-periphery dynamics in the EU.
Carlos Closa will continue the Comparative Regional Integration Seminar Series (once a month) where reputed scholars present and discuss their research in a lively and challenging  forum of young and senior academics. States increasingly organise their cooperation in regional groupings with economic, security or broader purposes, but scholars disagree on whether regionalization is complementary or detrimental to globalisation. In this scenario, the seminars aim to discuss and examine, among other regionalism issues, the dense web of regional integration organisations  that reflect the messy and confused nature of membership and relationship between states and organisations.  Professor Closa will also coordinate the 4th edition of the Academy of Global Governance Executive Training Seminar on regional integration “Comparing Regional Integration Institutions: America, Africa, And Asia”.
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Troubled Membership: Dealing with secession from a member state and withdrawal from the EU, Carlos Closa

Rights, Equality, and Democracy: The Shift from Quotas to Parity in Latin America, Jennifer M. Piscopo

European Defence in Times of Austerity – The Case of Southern Europe, Nuno Severiano Teixeira and Ana Santos Pinto

Managing Security in a Zone of Peace: Brazil’s Soft Approach to Regional Governance, Andrés Malamud and Isabella Alcañiz  

Latin America’s New Regional Architecture: A Cooperative or Segmented Regional Governance Complex?, Detlef Nolte

Regionalism and Health Policy in South America: tackling germs, brokering norms and contesting power, Pía Riggirozzi

International Regionalism and National Constitutions: A Jurimetric Assessment, Philippe De Lombaerde and Liliana Lizarazo Rodríguez

Selected Events

Executive Training: Comparing Regional Integration Institutions: America, Africa, And Asia, 8-10 October 2014

Workshop: The Administration of European Democracy, Thomas Christiansen (Maastricht University and EUI) and Brigid Laffan (EUI), 23-24 October 2014

Global Economics: Trade, Investment and Development 
Bernard M. Hoekman and Petros C. Mavroidis)
Research activities in the Global Economics area of the GGP during Fall 2014 will include conferences dealing with two specific policy areas that are increasingly important in international commercial relations and economic governance. The first of these policy areas centres on product and process standards, with a particular focus on the role of privately developed and enforced standards in the EU and the US, and the differences and commonalities that prevail on both sides of the Atlantic. The second focuses on the operation of public procurement regimes and the efficacy of existing national and international mechanisms to increase transparency and accountability in this area.
Attention will also be devoted to EU trade and investment policy and the role of the European Parliament, and to the consequences of mega-regional negotiations such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for developing and emerging economies and for the multilateral trading system. A major conference will be held to bring together EU and Chinese scholars and practitioners to analyse and discuss implications of mega-regional integration initiatives for EU-China trade and investment relations and opportunities for deeper cooperation in this area, including through the WTO.  
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Increased Export Performance and Competitiveness of Developing Countries: Mainly a China Story?, M. Ataman Aksoy and Francis Ng

Global Supply Chains and International Competitiveness, Carlo Altomonte and Armando Rungi

Selected Events

Executive Training: Global Value Chains: Policy Implications and Opportunities, 27-29 October  
Deadline for application: 12 October
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Executive Training: Small Medium Enterprises and Foreign Direct Investments in Developing Countries, 29-31 October  
Deadline for application: 15 October
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In the coming months the research team of the Cultural Pluralism Research Area will focus on the thematic axes Identities, Diversity and Mobility in a Globalising World.
With the  ITHACA project on Migrant Integration, Transnational Mobility and Capital Transfers the team based at the GGP, together with its partners and with the support of country experts will interview more than 600 transnationally mobile migrants that engage into economic activitiy in their country of origin (Bosnia, India, Morocco, Philippines or Ukraine) and their country of residence (Austria, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom). Some of the stories will form the basis for a documentary on transnational mobile living, the opportunities it offers as well as its costs.
The research team will continue to analyse the impact of the financial crisis on international mobility, in particular  on high skill migration patterns analysing over 7,000 survey responses to map  the reasons for which young skilled people leave southern Europe and Ireland, their destinations, the jobs they undertake and their plans for the future.
With the workshop "Intolerance Moving Mainstream in Europe? Drivers of Intolerance and How to Foster Change" organised jointly with the Open Society Foundation (30 September 2014) Professor Triandafyllidou inaugurates the Migration Working Group 2014-2015 series of thematic mini-workshops (taking place the last Tuesday of each month) covering key topics in the field of cultural diversity, migration and governance: (In)tolerance; Transnationalism; Irregular Migration and Asylum; (Im)mobility; Gender and the Feminisation of Migration; Social Solidarity in Diverse Societies; and Cultural Diversity and Democratic Politics.

GlobalStat: a data gateway to global governance

Over the past three years a research team based at the Global Governance Programme has developed GlobalStat, a data gateway to statistical data on globalisation and sustainable as well as human development.
GlobalStat, designed with the support of the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, will be launched in December 2014 and will present data on, whenever possible, 193 UN Member States, from 1960s onwards. GlobalStat will be a indispensable reference point to address the basic need for statistical data on developments in a globalised world, which are key to evidence-based analysis and informed decision-making in global governance.
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An interdisciplinary research community

The Global Governance Programmes draws on a community of distinguished scholars and promising young academics for the advancement of research and for inspired and cutting-edge debates on issues that are topical, beyond academia and European boundaries. In the coming months the Programme will host eight Jean Monnet and Marie Curie fellows who will investigate the multifaceted aspects of global governance.

"The GGP provides an environment for scholarship, self-development and networking, such that I become well informed in my areas of specialisation. Besides, it provides a platform for adequate interaction and nexus between town and gown for improve global development."
Olayinka Idowu Kareem
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva)Jean Monnet Fellow 2013-2014

“My GGP fellowship was invaluable. I had freedom to advance my research, and I also made good connections with scholars that will lead to future collaborations. My mentor was very supportive, as were the other Fellows. I hope to continue to be a part of the fabulous EUI community.”
Mary Anne Madeira 
University of Washington
Jean Monnet Fellow 2013-2014

"Being part of the GGP added an inter-disciplinary dimension to my fellowship. Participating in the GGP seminar series and discussing with colleagues from other disciplines was both helpful for my own research and enjoyable". 
Aleksandar Zaklan
German Institute for Economic Research
Jean Monnet Fellow 2013-2014

The Academy of Global Governance

A perfect mix of research-based knowledge and evidence-based practice, the exceptional teaching staff from top universities and key institutions, and a global alumni community of over 700 academics, diplomats and professional, make a 3-day executive training at the Academy of Global Governance a unique learning and networking experience.
In 2014, the Academy expanded its training offer opening-up to tailor-made training schemes, designed to fulfil specific institutional training needs, geared towards either professional advancement of their staff or towards offering refresher courses. The first two “tailor-made training” were organised for young diplomats from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for senior officials of the International Trade Centre (ITC). 
“We were very privileged to be able to benefit from an excellent training and very forthcoming dialogues with us at ITC during the course and at the social events”.

 Anders Aeroe,
Division of Market Development,
International Trade Centre

Upcoming Executive Trainings
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Conference: EU Common Commercial Policy n the Lisbon Era - Achievements and Prospects, Scientific Coordinator: Petros C. Mavroidis (EUI), David Kleimann (EUI), Bernard Hoekman(EUI), 16 October 2014

Workshop: XII Euro-LAtin Study Network on Integration and Trade (ELSNIT)Scientific Coordinator: Bernard M. Hoekman (EUI), 17 - 18 October  2014

Workshop: Structural Power in International and Comparative Politics, Scientific Coordinator: Pepper Culpepper (EUI), 18 October 2014

Conference: Private Standards and (Transatlantic) Trade Integration, Petros C. Mavroidis (Columbia University and EUI), Bernard Hoekman (EUI), 10 - 11 November 2014

Conference: Varieties of Backyard Management in Europe: Eastern and Southern Europe compared EU Integration and Diverging Pathways Away from the Periphery in Europe, 21-23 November 2014

Workshop: The Internationalization of Government Procurement Regulation,Scientific Coordinators: Bernard M. Hoekman (EUI), Aris Georgopoulos (EUI), Petros C. Mavroidis (EUI), 15 - 16 December 2014
Exploring the transnational circulation of policy paradigms: law firms, legal networks and the production of expertise in the field of competition policies
Julie Bailleux and Antoine Vauchez

Policy Papers
Gender quotas and transformative politics
Eléonore Lépinard
Working Papers
Women on Company Boards – An Example of Positive Action in Europe
Álvaro Oliveira & Michal Gondek

Representing, reducing or removing complexity: Indicators of Sustainability and Fiscal Sustainability
Nehal Bhuta, Debora Valentina Malito, Gaby Umbach

Measuring Sustainability: Benefits and pitfalls of fiscal sustainability indicators
Debora Valentina Malito

Specification and Estimation of Gravity Models: A Review of the Issues in the Literature
Fatima Olanike Kareem and Olayinka Idowu Kareem

Constructing regionalism in South America: the cases of transport infrastructure and energy within UNASUR
Stefano Palestini Céspedes and Giovanni Agostinis

Mexico: A Reluctant Regional Security Provider
Roberto Dominguez
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