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					                          CERC BULLETIN No. 12/2009
   A bulletin on European studies and research compiled by the Contemporary Europe Research Centre
                    (CERC) at The University of Melbourne. Submissions are welcome.

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Contents
1. CERC News and Events
2. Conferences, Short Courses and Events – Australia and New Zealand
3. Conferences, Short Courses and Events – International
4. Calls for Papers and Articles
5. Jobs, Scholarships, Fellowships & Prizes
6. Other Items


1. CERC News and Events
NEW! CERC conference! “The Europe that is, was, and will be”
9-10 November 2009
CERC, University of Melbourne
Papers invited for CERC 2009 conference! Major themes to be addressed are:
     1. Europe and Australia
     2. Russia - the New Empire?
     3. Crisis in the European Union
     4. Is Europe still divided?
     5. The Europe that will be….
     6. Europe and the World
     7. Germany 20 years after reunification.
If you are interested in presenting a paper or participating in a panel, please send a paper proposal (approx
250 words) and a brief bio by 20 July. Papers may later be published on-line and in an edited volume.
Further information and registration: http://www.cerc.unimelb.edu.au/events/conferences/etwiwcallpap.html
or contact Linelle on +61 (3) 8344 9502 or cerc@cerc.unimelb.edu.au


CERC podcasts online!
Missed a CERC seminar or event? Podcasts are available online at www.cerc.unimelb.edu.au
Including Journalist Roundtable Is the European Union Newsworthy for Australia?


30 CERC Working papers from 2000 to 2008 available for purchase.
Discounts for multiple purchases. Full list of papers and order form online at www.cerc.unimelb.edu.au
Recent papers include:
    • Peter Gerrand, ‘The Worldwide Diaspora of Spain’s Regional Communities: Its reach, its history and
       its modern relevance’ (CERC Working paper No. 3/2008)
    • Ivan Dodovski, ‘Imagining the West: Representati8ons of Europe and America in contemporary
       Balkan drama’ (CERC Working paper No. 2/2008)
    • Frank Delmartino and Ana Maria Dobre, ‘The External and Internal Evolution of European
       Integration’ (CERC Working paper No. 1/2008)
    • Georg Wiessala, 'Catalysts and Inhibitors - The Role and Meaning of Human Rights in EU-Asia
       Relations' (CERC Working paper No.1/2007)
    • Milos Vaskovic, 'The Complexity of Remembering – Beyond the "Logic of Identity" in a Complex
       Europe' (CERC Working paper No.2/2007)
    • Åse Berit Grødeland and Aadne Aasland, 'Informality and Informal Practices in East Central and
       South East Europe' (CERC Working paper No.3/2007)
    • Vladamir Zoric, ‘Metaphoric Aspects of Exile: Modern Reverberations of aquae et ignis
       interdicto’(CERC Working paper No.3/2006)
    • Michael Kelly, ‘The Italian Resistance in Piedmont: The Myth of Unity.’ (CERC Working paper
       No.2/2006)
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    •   Michael Longo, ‘The Global Challenge of Europe’s Constitutional Evolution: What’s in it for us?’
        (CERC Working paper No.1/2006)


2. Conferences and Events – Australia and New Zealand
NEW! Memory and War in Eastern Europe – by Professor Maria Bucur (Indiana University)
Seminar presented by the IUEU Centre and the School of Historical and European Studies
3 July 2009, 2.15 p.m.
La Trobe University, Melbourne. (IUEU Centre Meeting Room, Humanities 3 Building, Level 2)
Bio: Maria Bucur holds the John W. Hill Chair in East European History at Indiana University and is the
Interim Chair of Gender Studies. She has a contract with Palgrave for the publication of her monograph
Modernism and Gender, and is part of a major research project on ‘The Everyday Experience of Women’s
Emancipation in the U.S. and Romania in the Twentieth Century and Beyond’. Her book Eugenics and
Modernization in Interwar Romania, published by Pittsburgh University Press in 2002, is one of many
publications and co-edited volumes on a range of social and gender issues in eastern Europe. She is visiting
Australia as the guest of the Department of History at the University of Adelaide.
Further information: Philip Bull (03) 9479 3326 or P.J.Bull@latrobe.edu.au


NEW! The Democratic Breakthrough – 20 years after the June 1989 elections in Poland
7 July 2009, 9:30 – 14:00
Australian National University, Canberra (APCD Lecture Theatre, Hedley Bull Building (#130)
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This year Poland celebrates the 20 anniversary of the fall of communism. The process of democratic
transformation in Central and Eastern Europe that culminated in the domino-like fall of communist regimes
during the “Autumn of the Peoples” of 1989, had been initiated in Poland by three breakthrough events: The
Round Table agreements (April 6), the first in the Soviet bloc contested elections (4-18 June) won by the
Solidarity’s coalition, and the establishment of the first non-communist government (6-12 September). The
breakthrough had paved the way for democratic transformation by forming a model of transition that was
subsequently – and very successfully – applied in the region. The effectiveness of this model allowed for a
swift acceleration of change and its re-direction from mere “perestroika-type” reforms to a systemic transition
into freedom and democracy. The seminar will recall the Polish road to the elections and assess their impact
on the end of a communist rule in Europe and developments in Poland since then. It will also present the
reactions and support given to the Solidarity movement and Polish transformation after 1989 in Australia.
RSVP by 3 July 2009 to europe@anu.edu.au


‘Europe’s Expansions and Contractions’ XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association
of European Historians (AAEH)
6 – 9 July 2009, Adelaide, Australia
Co-sponsored by the Innovative Universities European Union Centre.
Further information: http://www.theaaeh.org


The Castan Centre's 2009 conference 'The Changing Human Rights Landscape'
17 July 2009
State Library of Victoria.
For further information and registration (essential) visit:
http://www.law.monash.edu.au/castancentre/events/2009/conference-09.html .


3. International Conferences and Events
NEW! European foreign policies in transition: continuity and change in the foreign policies of the
EU's new member states. A CRN Workshop.
15 July 2009, 10-5pm
University of Kent, UK
Further information Dr Hadfield A.E.A.Hadfield@kent.ac.uk or Prof. Whitman r.g.whitman@bath.ac.uk


International Anticorruption Regimes in Europe
24 July 2009
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University of Konstanz, Germany.
Further information: Diana.Schmidt-Pfister@uni-konstanz.de Sebastian.Wolf@uni-konstanz.de


NEW! International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy 2009
27-31 July 2009
Berlin, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (www.culturaldiplomacy.org).
The weeklong program will feature expert speakers from the fields of academia, politics, and the private
sector, and will focus on the role of soft power in the international environment.
Further information: www.icd-internationalsymposium.org


4. Calls for Papers
Is the public interest under threat? Media policy responses to the private sector recession in Europe.
2 October 2009
University of Westminster, Regent Str Campus, 309 Regent Str, London
This symposium, jointly organised by the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), University
of Westminster, and the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), will seek
to bring together scholars and regulators from around Europe to discuss the nature of new policy initiatives
being canvassed or implemented, and their repercussions for promoting (or foreclosing) the public interest.
Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
·      Means of exploiting the "public" to alleviate pressures on the "private"
·      Limits on expansion or interpretation of public service broadcaster remits
·      Circumscribing funding opportunities for Public Service Media (PSM)
·      Proposals to change or reduce advertising controls or restrictions
·      Relaxing restrictions on concentration of ownership
·      Proposals to change or relax cross-ownership regimes at local, regional or national levels
·      Initiatives and responses at the EU level
Abstracts (300-500wds) due 6 July 2009 to Journalism@wmin.ac.uk
Must include presenter's name, affiliation, email and postal address, together with the title of the paper and a
brief biographical note on the presenter, and a brief set of questions posed by the paper.
Further information: http://www.wmin.ac.uk/camri or http://commlawpolicy.wordpress.com


NEW! Global Studies Conference
21-23 June 2010
Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
The Global Studies Conference and Global Studies Journal are devoted to mapping and interpreting new
trends and patterns in globalization. The Conference and Journal attempt to do this from many points of
view, from many locations in the world, and in a wide-angle kaleidoscopic fashion. As well as impressive
line-up of international plenary speakers, the Conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and
colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. Presenters may choose to submit
written papers for publication in the Global Studies Journal. If you are unable to attend the Conference in
person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible
publication in this refereed academic Journal.
Abstracts due 9 July
Further information: http://www.GlobalStudiesConference.com


NEW! Adriatic Frontiers: Communications across cultures, space and time
Workshop / 11th Mediterranean Research Meeting (MRM)
24-27 March, 2010
European University Institute (Florence), Montecatini Terme (near Florence).
Abstracts due 15 July 2009 Apply: at http://www.rscas.org/medform.asp
The proposed workshop will reframe earlier efforts in the quest to further future scholarship on the matter.
Both established and younger scholars invited to contribute. There is no registration fee, and most
participants are eligible for a bursary.Keywords: Eastern Adriatic; Venice and the Ottoman Empire; Bosnia,
Dalmatia, Albania, and Montenegro; Muslim, Christian, and Jewish cultures in the Mediterranean; commerce
and cultural exchange; frontiers and borderlands; region and space.
Further information: http://www.eui.eu/RSCAS/Research/Mediterranean/mrm2010/desc_pdf/MRM2010_
Ds11.pdf

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The European Union and the United States: Processes, Policies and Projects.
Second Conference on European and International Studies
11-12 March 2010
Grenoble, France
The goal of this multidisciplinary colloquium is to examine the connections between the
European Union and the United States beyond emotions. Pro- and anti-American elements tend
to oversimplify their positions, reducing the debate to rivalling caricatures. This conference aims
instead to take a dispassionate, methodical and measured approach. Papers will cover all aspects of the
study of Europe-U.S. relations and should fall within the theme of one of the four sessions: 1. Connected
visions of history; 2. Institutions, politics and comparative governance; 3. Capitalist models and economic
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governance; 4. Cooperation and competition in the 21 century. French and English will be the working
languages of the conference. The organizing committee will contribute toward presenters’ transportation and
accommodation expenses.
Abstracts (300wds) due 15 July to: Yann Echinard: yann.echinard@upmf-grenoble.fr or Albane Geslin:
albane.geslin@upmf-grenoble.fr Must include full name; title; duties; institutions; paper title; chosen session.


Anthropology of Europe: what is it and how should it be practiced
15-17 October 2009
Poznań, Poland.
Contemporary anthropology represents a multiplicity of research and theoretical approaches, which
provokes questions concerning its present position within the humanities; its applicability and the viability of
used research methods and techniques as well as the status of knowledge gained in the process of doing
and writing ethnography. These problems evoke stimulating questions concerning ways and means of
practicing anthropology in Europe and of Europe by anthropologists studying both their 'own' and 'alien'
societies or even communities. We are interested in relations between anthropological production and
cultural familiarity versus cultural strangeness. How far does a researcher's 'cultural background' influence
ethnography, what effect does this have on the quality and specificity of ethnographic participant observation
and other forms of collecting data, and the interpretation of the data? Thematic sections:
 1. 'Anthropology of Europe' in general and comparative perspective
 2. Similarities and differences in doing anthropology 'at home' and 'abroad'
 3. Hierarchies of knowledge
Abstracts due 15 July to Katarzyna Chlewinska catharzis1@yahoo.com or Agnieszka Chwieduk
agach@amu.edu.pl
Further information: http://etnologia.amu.edu.pl/anthropology_of_europe/index.html


CERC conference! “The Europe that is, was, and will be”
9-10 November 2009
CERC, University of Melbourne
Papers invited for CERC 2009 conference! Major themes to be addressed are:
     1. Europe and Australia
     2. Russia - the New Empire?
     3. Crisis in the European Union
     4. Is Europe still divided?
     5. The Europe that will be….
     6. Europe and the World
     7. Germany 20 years after reunification.
If you are interested in presenting a paper or participating in a panel, please send a paper proposal (approx
250 words) and a brief bio by 20th July. Papers may be published on-line and in an edited volume.
Further information and registration: http://www.cerc.unimelb.edu.au/events/conferences/etwiwcallpap.html
or contact Linelle on +61 (3) 8344 9502 or cerc@cerc.unimelb.edu.au


‘East and West together: Twenty years after the fall of communism in Europe’
Young Researchers’ Conference
23 September 2009
For post-graduate students and early career researchers with research focus on contemporary Europe
organised by the Monash European and EU Centre. Topics may include:
1.    Political, economic, social and cultural transition of Central and Eastern European states
2.    Common challenges (for Western and Eastern states): gas, energy, migration, climate change etc
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3.       Relations between East and West, perceptions of the East in the West and the West in the East
4.       European relations with third countries
Participants will have FREE ENTRY to the International Conference ‘The External Relations of the European
Union Historical and Contemporary Perspectives’, which is held by the Monash European and EU Centre on
24-25th September 2009. Selected papers from graduate conference will appear in a refereed publication.
Abstracts (250 wds max) due 31 July 2009 to Eva.Polonska@general.monash.edu.au Must include
affiliation and contact details.


NEW! Call for Papers: Nationalities Papers
Nationalities Papers is the leading journal on nationalism, ethnicity, ethnic conflict and national identity in
Central Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, the Caucasus, the Turkic world and Central Eurasia.
Furthermore, the journal also publishes contributions on theories of nationalism, comparative studies of
nationalism, and trans- and supranational aspects of interethnic relations and national identity. The journal
publishes timely, high quality articles from a variety of disciplines, including history, political science,
sociology, anthropology, and literature. We are looking for innovative contributions in the field, both in terms
of new and ground-breaking research and theoretical articles. Nationalities Papers is the journal of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), bringing together scholars worldwide working on nationalism
and ethnicity, Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Eurasia. Nationalities Papers accepts
submissions up to 10,000 words in length from a multitude of disciplines on issues of nationalism and
ethnicity, focusing particularly on Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Eurasia as well as theoretical
contributions, on ethnicity, ethnic conflict and nationality, not necessarily grounded in the geographical areas
usually covered by the journal. For author's instructions, including citation rules, consult the following
website: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=0090-5992&linktype=44
To submit an article please register and log in at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cnap.
Further information and informal inquiries: contact the editor in chief Florian Bieber at f.bieber@kent.ac.uk
To submit book review or review essay, contact book review editor Zsuzsa Csergo at csergo@queensu.ca


Articles wanted for Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies (ANZJES)
Launched in 2008, ANZJES is a scholarly, fully refereed publication that provides a high impact outlet for
debate on issues pertaining to post-Second World War Europe. ANZJES serves as an authoritative regional
source for research in an increasingly important area that up until now has lacked a central organ for
dissemination. Reflecting the aims of its founding organisations, ANZJES provides a forum for discussion of
contemporary European issues while fostering and maintaining links among those working in the field both in
Australia and New Zealand and internationally. In acknowledging that ‘Europe’ itself is a contested concept,
ANZJES addresses the difficult practical and theoretical questions posed by the sheer complexity that is
Europe. It aims to encourage and inform the range of scholarships and approaches on Europe and to
facilitate and promote original research across a broad range of disciplines. While aimed at facilitating
original research conducted by emerging academics, ANZJES also encourages contributions from
established academics in the field. ANZJES is now accepting unsolicited manuscripts.
Further information, including submission guidelines: http://www.eusanz.org/ANZJES/index.html


Constitutionalism and governance beyond the state
The editors of ConWEB Jutta Brunnee (Law, University of Toronto) and Antje Wiener (Politics and IR,
University of Bath) invite the submission of unsolicited manuscripts from social science and law
backgrounds, which address the broad themes of constitutionalism and governance beyond the state.
Papers focussing on international relations, international law, European integration theories and/or empirical
studies of complex state contexts and international relations are welcome. Interdisciplinary work is
particularly encouraged. Further information and manuscripts should be sent as email attachments to either
Professor Jutta Brunnee (jutta.brunnee@utoronto.ca) or Professor Antje Wiener (A.Wiener@bath.ac.uk).


New publication seeking articles: EU China Observer
Potential contributors are welcome to send their paper proposals (max. 150 words) to the Chair. Once
accepted, articles should be no longer than 2,500 words.
Further information: http://www.coleurope.eu/template.asp?pagename=EUChinachair


ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops: The EU in the World Economy
Lisbon 2009

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Seeking papers on EU foreign economic relations in general from different theoretical angles and using
different methodologies. Workshop directors: Andreas Dür (University College Dublin) and Manfred Elsig
(Universität Bern, World Trade Institute).
Abstracts to be sent to andreas.duer@ucd.ie and manfred.elsig@wti.org


5. Jobs, Scholarships, Prizes & Fellowships
Post-doctoral researcher: European and comparative constitutional law
This 3yr, full-time research position is set within the Eunacon Project (www.eunacon.eu). The post-doc will
conduct comparative research on federal systems, devolution and decentralisation in the context of
Eunacon’s project 4 (‘The Territorial Dimension’). The project intends to uncover the principles underlying the
various vertical divided powers systems in Europe, as well as to identify the constitutional conceptualization
of State-EU relations. The federal form of government is used in various states in Europe: Germany, Austria,
Belgium. In Spain (Comunidades Autónomas), Italy, the United Kingdom (devolution) and France the centre
– ‘regions’ relationship is in flux. The EU, while not a state, does have characteristics which may be termed
‘federal’. Most Member States know forms of decentralisation between the central level and other levels.
The candidate must have a PhD in constitutional or European constitutional law (or comparable
qualification), ideally with experience in the field of (comparative) federalism and/or sub-state polities in
Europe. He or she should be highly motivated and committed to the Eunacon Project and show a profound
interest in comparative constitutional law as well as European integration. The ability to communicate and
publish in English is essential and interdisciplinary experience is highly regarded. Starting date asap.
Applications close: 3 July 2009 12noon (NL time)
Further information: (informal inquiries) monica.claes@uvt.nl


NEW! Chief Editor Global Corruption Report (GCR)
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.
Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises
awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil
society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. TI seeks Chief Editor to lead all aspects of
conceptualisation and production of TI’s annual flagship publication, the Global Corruption Report. The editor
will work with experts and practitioners from around the world on a publication that acts as a springboard for
advocacy for the entire TI movement. 2 year contract with possible extension.
Applications close 5 July 2009
Further information: http://www.transparency.org/contact_us/work/jobs#editgcr


Assistant Professor in Comparative European Politics
The Department of Political Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna is inviting
applications for above position.
Applications close 5 July 2009.
Further information: http://www.ihs.ac.at/publications/pol/assistant_professor_ihs_2009.pdf


NEW! Position as Research Fellow in the European Union Centre
The primary mission of the EUC is to promote knowledge and understanding of the European Union and its
policies through education, research and outreach activities. To help us fulfil this mission, we are looking for
a Research Fellow to join us at the Centre for a period of up to 2 years.
The primary roles and responsibilities of the Research Fellow are as follows:
• To undertake research on policy issues of interest to the EU Centre • To contribute to the writing and
production of policy / background briefs / working papers • To give seminars and talks at schools, tertiary
institutions and other suitable avenues • To provide research support for discussion groups • To help
organize research seminars and conferences • To network and seek collaboration with other EU institutions,
EU Centres in the Asia-Pacific and other research centres and organizations
Application criteria: • A doctorate (PhD) degree or at least an MA / MSc with some years of experience in
research work • This Degree should preferably be in contemporary European studies, political
science/international relations, geography, sociology or environmental / climate change policy • (If degree is
not on European studies, some knowledge of contemporary EU related issues and policies such as trade
policy, climate change, environment and energy security, relations with ASEAN, etc will be required) •
Familiarity with writing working papers and background / policy briefs • Able to write succinctly • Good


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research skills • Knowledge of European languages other than English will be a distinct advantage • Some
personal experience of Europe (living, studying or working there) will be an added advantage
Send full CV and application letter by 15 July to Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Director EUC euchead@nus.edu.sg


Ph.D. studentship on NCCR project “ Internationalization, mediatization, and the
accountability of regulatory agencies”,
University of Lausanne.
Applications due 15 July 2009.
Application information Magali Gaget: magali.gaget@unil.ch Inquiries Prof. Ioannis Papadopoulos:
ioannis.papadopoulos@unil.ch


NEW! PhD position, Department of Political Science and Research Methods, University of Twente
Research in the Department of Political Science and Research Methods focuses on the relationship between
citizens and their government in multilevel political systems. Core topics include political behaviour,
political representation and the legitimacy of government, and the innovation of democratic governance. An
emphasis on research methodology is central to all our research endeavours. A description of our research
programme can be found at www.mb.utwente.nl/polmt/research/ We invite candidates who hold a master's
degree (or equivalent) in political science, European studies, public administration of related field in the
social sciences to send us brief (single-page) proposals for research projects that fit into the research
activities of the department and that can result in a PhD thesis (monograph or collection of articles). The
proposal should outline a research problem, a draft research question, and an indication of the research
strategy. The PhD position is full time for 4 years.
Applications due 20 July 2009. Must include full resume, your research proposal and references, to
mbsollicitaties@mb.utwente.nl (application number 09/144)
Further information: Prof. Dr. C.W.A.M. Aarts, Chair of the Department Political Science and Research
Methods, T: +31 53 4893251, E: c.w.a.m.aarts@utwente.nl


NEW! Fee waivers and bursaries for outstanding applicants in MSc in European Public Policy,
International Public Policy, Political Research.
Department of Government, University of Strathcylde, Glasgow.
Applications due 31 July 2009
Further information: Fiona Macinture, f.macintyre@strath.ac.uk and http://www.strath.ac.uk/government


NEW! Postdoctoral Fellowship: GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Leibniz Graduate
School
Applications are invited for a three-year postdoctoral full-time position, starting January 2010, at the newly
established Leibniz Graduate School: Regional Power Shifts and the New Global Order (LGS) at the GIGA
German Institute of Global and Area Studies. The graduate programme is open to outstanding academics in
the fields of international relations, economics and/or comparative area studies. Applicants must hold a
Ph.D. by the time of appointment. We expect strong analytical skills and a demonstrated ability to apply
theory in policy-oriented research. Candidates should have published in well-established journals and should
have a proven ability to acquire and manage research projects. Applicants should also have a demonstrable
sense of initiative as well as effective teamwork and communications skills. Excellent oral and written English
is particularly important. Knowledge of an additional language would be an asset. German is not required for
this position, but some knowledge of German would be useful in order to fit more easily into the work
environment at the GIGA. Please send your letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an outline and the table of
contents of your Ph.D. thesis, copies of all relevant academic certificates (Ph.D., M.A., B.A., etc.), and two
letters of recommendation to the following address: PD Dr. Dirk Nabers; GIGA German Institute of Global
and Area Studies; Neuer Jungfernstieg 21; 20354 Hamburg; Germany.
For informal inquiries: (+49-40-42887438, nabers@giga-hamburg.de
Screening of applications will begin Friday, 14 August 2009 and will continue until the post is filled.


2 PhD Studentships/Early Stage Researchers (political communication; media and democratisation),
Sabanci University invites applications for two 3-year early stage research posts (PhD studentships) as part
of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network in Electoral Democracy, funded by the European Commission under
Framework 7. ELECDEM brings together 11 expert teams from 9 European countries to provide substantive
and methodological training in voting behaviour and elections research to a cohort of early stage and
experienced researchers. The objective of the network and associated projects is to evaluate the functioning
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of democracies in the context of globalisation and technological and institutional change. Two research
projects will be hosted in Politics at Sabanci University: (1) Dynamics of Political Communication and (2)
Media and Democratisation. We seek 2 researchers to undertake these projects in the process of completing
a PhD. Researchers will receive a stipend, mobility and training allowances.
Further information contact Professor Ali Çarkoğlu alicarkoglu@sabanciuniv.edu


2 new posts at the University of Manchester:
Temporary Lectureship (1 Year) and Teaching Fellowship (9 Months) in European/German Politics
Applications are invited for the above posts in European/German Politics, within the Politics discipline. The
Temporary Lectureship is tenable from 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010. The Teaching Fellowship is
tenable from 1 October 2009 to 30 June 2010. The successful candidates will be attached to the European
Politics Research Unit (EPRU). Applicants must have, or be about to complete, a PhD and have a research
and teaching interest in the field of EU and/or German politics. Applicants must be prepared to teach both
undergraduate and postgraduate modules in European politics and, as required, make appropriate teaching
and administrative contributions across Politics.
Further information: Prof Inderjeet Parmar (Head of Politics) Inderjeet.Parmar@manchester.ac.uk


17th CESAA annual Europe Essay Competition
The Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia announces opening of the 17th annual Europe
Essay competition. Essays from any discipline (history
politics, law, economics, business, sociology, cultural studies, etc.) will be accepted so long as they deal
with contemporary (post‐war) Europe and/or the EU.
• Best essay by an undergraduate (2 ‐ 3,000 words) $150 gift voucher and year’s CESAA membership
• Best essay by an honours student (3 ‐ 5,000 words) $200 gift voucher and year’s CESAA membership
• Best essay by a postgraduate (4 ‐ 6,000 words) $300 gift voucher and year’s CESAA membership
Winning and highly commended essays will also be considered for publication in the new Australian and
New Zealand Journal of European Studies. The essay should have on a separate page your name, full
address,institution, category (undergraduate or Honours/postgraduate), a contact phone number and email a
ddress and the word count of your entry. Your name should not appear anywhere else on the essay.
To enter, email your essay to: cesaa@cesaa.org.au with subject heading ‘CESAA ESSAY COMP’.
Entries close 16 October
Further information: Dr Matt Killingsworth m.killingsworth@latrobe.edu.au


Academic and Research Positions in the EU
For information and new entries, please visit: http://www.academicjobseu.com



6. Other
NEW! “The European Union and world governance: which contribution with which actors?”
1 – 12 September 2009
A European summer campus, held by Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Rennes, Universities of Rennes
1 and Rennes 2, the Brittany branch of Ecole normale supérieure of Cachan and Télécom Bretagne. This
course has the support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and will be open to 4th year
(Master 2 level) and PhD students (embarking on a doctorate). It will offer a widely recognised programme of
academic credits (4 ECTS). It will also welcome participants whose professional activity has a bearing on the
topic under discussion.
Applications close 10 July 2009
Further information: http://cejm.univ-rennes.eu/themes/campus-ete/2009/


Summaries of EU Legislation – updated website.
Summaries of EU legislation, formerly known as SCADPlus, has been re-launched on Europa. This
invaluable source is now arranged by subject but also has an alphabetical index, glossary and a brief online
tutorial. The innovative features include a menu that may be personalised, a “What’s new?” page that
presents the most recently published summaries and an RSS feed to keep up with new developments in
chosen fields. Online at: http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/index_en.htm


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NEW! EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Principal European economic indicators: a statistical guide (109p); (Eurostat statistical books)


Updated European Studies Register for Australia
This initiative was sponsored by the EU delegation in Canberra (in conjunction with CESAA) and provides an
updated list of courses, units, degrees as well as contact details of scholars and academics in the area of
European Studies in Australia. A copy of the 2009 Register can be found online:
http://www.cesaa.org.au/forms/2009/Register%20of%20EU%20Studies%20in%20Australia_May09.pdf


MSc in European Public Policy (University College London)
Our MSc in European Public Policy is designed to equip students with the empirical knowledge,
analytical skills and research experience necessary to grasp these complex processes and the issues facing
European policy-makers today. This is an intensive 12-month full-time degree programme beginning in
September, which can also be taken part-time over two years. The programme provides an in-depth and
systematic understanding of the EU's institutions, political processes and policies. It covers questions such
as executive, legislative and judicial politics in Europe; introduces the supranational decision-making
process, including legislation and interest intermediation; and addresses key issues of contemporary
European governance, such as European foreign policy, regulation, citizenship and the Europeanisation of
national politics and policies. As part of the programme, the department also offers a study-trip to Brussels in
order to give students the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into the workings of the EU institutions.
Further information: www.ucl.ac.uk/spp


Summer School: In the Face of Darkness and Frostiness. Current State and Future Prospects of EU
Energy Security
1-12 September,
Trento (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria)
10 edition of our International "Jean Monnet" Summer School,
Organized jointly by the Jean Monnet European Centre - University of Trento (Italy) - and the School of
Political Science & Sociology - University of Innsbruck (Austria).
Applications close 17 July 2009
Further information: http://www4.soc.unitn.it:8080/poloeuropeo/content/e63/e6607/index_eng.html


Economic Monetary Union and the Euro - Policy Brief by EU Centre in Singapore
"The European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore is pleased to announce the launch of its Policy Brief series
on March 2009. The Policy Briefs can be downloaded at www.nus.edu/sg/euc This inaugural issue on EU
monetary policy looks at the achievements of the first decade of the euro and the challenges as we go
ahead, particularly in light of the current global financial crisis. It also examines how the experience of the
past decade with the euro offers lessons for the ongoing economic integration in Asia.


Economic Monetary Union and the Euro - Policy Brief by EU Centre in Singapore
"The European Union (EU) Centre in Singapore is pleased to announce the launch of its Policy Brief series
on March 2009. The EU Centre’s Policy Brief series aim to provide succinct background knowledge and
analysis on topical EU-related issues and policy matters to a wide range of audience interested in learning
more about the EU and its policies. We encourage dissemination and duplication of the briefs with
appropriate acknowledgement. The Policy Briefs can be downloaded at www.nus.edu/sg/euc


Australians Study in Europe www.asie.unimelb.edu.au
Developed by CERC, this website is dedicated to making it easier for Australians to embark on postgraduate
study in Europe. It provides a multitude of links, and clear and up-to-date information about the range of
courses on offer in European higher education institutions, admission procedures, costs, scholarships and
the higher education environment in Europe.


Study in Europe”, a European Commission Portal - www.study-in-europe.org
The European Commission has launched a web portal called "Study in Europe" to promote the
attractiveness of European Higher Education to students from other parts of the world. "Study in Europe"
covers 32 European countries, their universities and what it takes to live and study in them.
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The Eurograd/CERC E-Bulletin is compiled by:
Research Assistant/ Project Officer: Bronwyn Hinz, (bhinz@unimelb.edu.au)

Contemporary Europe Research Centre,
Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence
The University of Melbourne
Level 2, 234 Queensberry Street,
Victoria 3010 Australia
T: + 61 3 8344 9502 F: + 61 3 8344 9507
E: cerc@cerc.unimelb.edu.au W: www.cerc.unimelb.edu.au

Director:
A/Prof. Philomena Murray, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, (pbmurray@unimelb.edu.au)
Deputy Directors:
Prof. Leslie Holmes (leslieth@unimelb.edu.au);
Dr. Veronica Volkoff (vvolkoff@unimelb.edu.au);
A/Prof. Mile Terziovski (milet@unimelb.edu.au)
Project Officer: Tony Philips (aaphil@unimelb.edu.au)
CERC Administrator: Linelle Gibson (cerc@cerc.unimelb.edu.au)


The production of this bulletin is financially supported by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence European Union Award W04/0043
2004-3518/001-001 and is a CERC Knowledge Transfer initiative.




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