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7 Challenges to Europe

7 challenges to Europe

Are you interested in the EU and Europe? Do you want to learn more about political, cultural, social and legal challenges facing Europe today? Would you like to earn a diploma for your efforts? Then you should participate in the EURECO Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Copenhagen.

1. December 2009 - Social Tourism or Social Dumping?

Social Tourism or Social Dumping? Union Citizenship, Free Mobility and Welfare Rights
Professor Kirsten Ketscher, LAW.

10. November 2009 - Culture

What Cultural Diversity? Media, Everyday Life and the Cultural Dimension of Europe.
Professor Ib Bondebjerg, HUM.

  • Ib Bondebjerg & Peter Madsen (eds, 2008): Media, Democracy and European Culture. Bristol/Chicago, Intellect Books).
  • Anthony D. Smith (1992): National Identity and the Idea of European Unity (in International Affairs, 68:1).
  • Anthony Giddens (2007): Europe in the Global Age (Polity).
  • Gerard Delanty & Chris Rumford (2005): Rethinking Europe.
  • Ulrick Beck (2006): The cosmopolitan Vision (Polity).
  • Fossum & Schlesinger (eds, 2007): The European Union and the Public Sphere. (Routledge).
  • Bignell & Fickers (eds, 2008): A European Television History (Blackwell).
  • Kataharine Sarikakis (ed, 2007): Media and Cultural Policy in the European Union (Rodopi).
  • Richard Collins: Broadcasting and Audiovisual Policy in the European Single Market.
    John Libbey.
  • Anne Jäckel: European Film Industries. (BFI).
  • Mike Wayne: The Politics of Contemporary European Cinema. (Intellect).
  • Mette Hjort (2005): Small Nation, Global Cinema (Minnesota University Press).

20. Oktober 2009 - Rights

The Future of Europe of Human Rights? The Past and Future of the European Court of Human Rights Research. Associate Professor Mikael Rask Madsen, LAW.

  • Mikael Rask Madsen, "Domstolen i Strasbourg: Den dynamiske historie om en europæisk institution" in Jonas Christoffersen  and Mikael Rask Madsen (eds.), Menneskerettighedsdomstolen - 50 års samspil med dansk ret og politik (Copenhagen: Thomson, 2009), pp. 31-47.
  • Mikael Rask Madsen, "From Cold War Instrument to Supreme European Court: The European Court of Human Rights at the Crossroads of International and National Law and Politics", Law and Social Inquiry (2007), 32/1: pp. 137-159.
  • Mikael Rask Madsen, "France, the United Kingdom and the "Boomerang" of the Internationalisation of Human Rights (1945-2000)", in Simon Halliday and Patrick Schmidt (eds.), Human Rights Brought Home: Socio-Legal Perspectives on Human Rights in the National Context (Oxford: Hart, 2004), pp. 57-86.
  • A. W. Brian Simpson: Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

29. September 2009 - Sovereignty

Integration or Independence? The EU and Nordic Conceptions of Parliamentary Sovereignty.
Professor Marlene Wind, CEP.  

  • Kelstrup, Martinsen & Wind. (2008). Europa i Foranding. Reitzels Forlag (kap. 7).
  • Wind, Martinsen & Rotger. (2009). The Uneven Legal Push for Europe, European Union Politics, vol. 10, no. 1
  • Wind, Marlene. (2010). "The EU, The Nordics and the Reluctance towards Supernational Judicial Review", Journal of Common Market Studies, forthcoming.
  • Wind, M. (2009). "When Parliament Comes first - The Danish Concept of democracy meets the European Union". Nordisk Tidsskrift for Menneskerettigheder, vol. 27, no 2.

15. September 2009 - Media

Communicating Europe? Looking for a European Public Sphere.
Associate Professor Mark Ørsten, RUC.