Europe in the world

The role and position of Europe in the world have been the subject of intense debates in international relations and beyond over the past decades. Different strands of argumentation address ideational, hierarchical, and material issues. On the ideational side, criticism of Eurocentrism highlights, on one hand, a set of ideas, theories, and practices of a rationalist modern ideal of governance, emphasizing expertise and bureaucracy, and the resulting environmental destruction. On the other hand, this critique questions Europe’s colonial legacy. However, European modernity has a Janus-faced character, as it also represents the development of representative democracy and human rights.

Regarding hierarchical and material issues, Europe’s economic prosperity, the core-periphery dynamics in the world economy, and the future of the planet are central concerns: How do Europe and the European Union situate themselves in the Anthropocene?

Additionally, the role of Europe and the European Union is now challenged by the war in Ukraine, raising questions about how European states and the EU can position themselves in a changing world order. Importantly, Europe is not identical with the European Union.

Book presentation “Politicisation, Democratisation and EU identity”

Politicisation, Democratisation and EU Identity Book presentation of “Politicisation, Democratisation and EU Identity. National EU Discourses in Germany and France” by Claudia Wiesner.   Hochschule Fulda/Fulda University of Applied Sciences Leipziger Str. 123, 36037 Fulda, Building 22, Room 302 May 15, 2024 “What is it that unites the European Union as a polity? Why is […]

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Book presentation and discussion “Collapse, crisis or resilience? Democracy in the 21st century”

Collapse, crisis or resilience? Democracy in the 21st century Book presentation and discussion as part of the lecture series “Europe in the world” by the Fulda Centre of Transnational Governance and the Point Alpha Research Institute (PARI) Hochschule Fulda/Fulda University of Applied Sciences Leipziger Str. 123, 36037 Fulda, Building 22, Room 302 06 February 17:00-18:30

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Panel “What is Europe? What is “the world”?

What is Europe? What is “the world”? Discussion as part of the workshop “Europe in the world” by the Fulda Centre of Transnational Governance and the Point Alpha Research Institute (PARI) Hochschule Fulda/Fulda University of Applied Sciences Leipziger Str. 123, 36037 Fulda, Building 22, Room 302 November 30, 2023 Program Claudia Wiesner, Knud Erik Joergensen

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Roundtable “Politics, Depoliticisation, and EU Diplomacy”

Politics, Depoliticisation, and EU Diplomacy Roundtable Discussion as part of the workshop “Europe in the world” by the Fulda Centre of Transnational Governance and the Point Alpha Research Institute (PARI) Hochschule Fulda/Fulda University of Applied Sciences Leipziger Str. 123, 36037 Fulda, Building 22, Room 302 November 30, 2023 Program Panel of the workshop “Europe in

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Workshop “Europe in the world” in Fulda

Europe in the world. Ideas, criticisms, and challenges Interdisciplinary workshop funded by the Fulda Centre of Transnational Governance and the Point Alpha Research Institute (PARI) Hochschule Fulda/Fulda University of Applied Sciences Leipziger Str. 123, 36037 Fulda, Building 22, Room 302 November 30, 12.30-20.00 to Dec 1st, 2023, 09.00-15.30 Program The role and position of Europe

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