Category Archives: history

Scotland: the morning after

Image from the Herald Scotland. For more election coverage, click here.  Scottish voters have voted down the Referendum by a margin of 10%. But the vote skewed more dramatically along party lines and especially by age group: 16-17 year olds voted … Continue reading

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On Croatian Accession to the EU

by Tamara Ćapeta On 1 July 2013, after lengthy process of negotiation, Croatia becomes the 28th Member State of the European Union. With the exception of Turkey, Croatian path to the EU was the longest one. Formal request for membership … Continue reading

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Where is Turkey Headed? (Part 2)

CES Faculty Associate, Fatma Müge Göçek, recently returned from Turkey. She shares her insights on Turkey and Taksim Gezi Park protests in the following piece, which is a third of the three-part series. How could the Gezi syndrome (discussed in Where is … Continue reading

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Where is Turkey Headed? (Part 1)

CES Faculty Associate, Fatma Müge Göçek, recently returned from Turkey. She shares her insights on Turkey and Taksim Gezi Park protests in the following piece, which is second in a three part series. I wanted to share with you my thoughts on … Continue reading

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Whither Turkey?

CES Faculty Associate, Fatma Müge Göçek, recently returned from Turkey. She shares her insights on Turkey and Taksim Gezi Park protests in the following piece, which is first in a three part series. On 25 May 2013, my colleague Ron Suny and … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism in a Post-Democratic Society

This post is part of a series on the Cypriot financial crisis. Today, it seems that the Northern European countries’ financial goals stand above the decisions of individual nation-members, especially those in the South. This is apparent from the eradication … Continue reading

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The “No” of Cyprus

This is the first out of a series of four pieces written about the Cypriot financial crisis. On March 19, 2013, the members of the Cypriot Parliament were called to make a decision that could have changed the lives of Europeans forever. … Continue reading

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Cyprus and the European Union: A Savior and its Double

On March 19, 2013, the members of the Cypriot Parliament were called to make a decision that could have changed the lives of Europeans forever. The Parliament was asked to accept or reject the bailout plan set by the European Central Bank, … Continue reading

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Celebrating 30 Years of Bundestag Presence: A Tally of the Greens’ Impact

CES Faculty Associate Andrei S. Markovits and U-M alum Joseph Klaver cordially invite you to a book signing event SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2013 from 3-5 pm in the Kalamazoo Room, Michigan League to celebrate the publication of Thirty Years of … Continue reading

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CES End of Semester Luncheon: What does the European crisis mean for European Studies?

There has been, of course, no single “European Crisis” in the past several years.  The banking crisis that spread from the United States to Europe in 2008, and the sovereign debt crises that spread from Greece to Portugal and Italy … Continue reading

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