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further in the new “Post Brexit Declaration on Social Quality in Europe,” recently distributed online and within the context of the UK decision to leave the European Union. The new declaration serves as a warning to other EU member states of the risks of

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Brexit, Sustainability, Economics, Companies’ Responsibilities, and Current Representations

In the first article of this issue, Steve Corbett examines the 2016 Referendum on the United Kingdom’s (UK) European Union (EU) membership. The author presents the outcome of the referendum, the British Exit (Brexit), as a new EU phenomenon with

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Perceptions of German Leadership

Irish National Identity and Germany as a “Significant Other” during the Euro Crisis

Charlotte Galpin

the European Union,” jcms : Journal of Common Market Studies 49, no. S1 (2011): 57–75. 2 Paterson, “The Reluctant Hegemon?,” 72. 3 Ibid. 4 Joyce Marie Mushaben, Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic (Cambridge, 2017

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David Art

Austrian Freedom Party thus currently find themselves in similar commanding positions to those they held in 2000. Shocks to the System Within the space of six years, the European Union faced two monumental challenges: the Eurozone crisis and the

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Two Failures of Left Internationalism

Political Mimesis at French University Counter-Summits, 2010–2011

Eli Thorkelson

“modernize the social fabric by availing ourselves of Europe [ moderniser la trame en se servant de l’Europe ].” 7 We will see below that the Bologna Process would become closely integrated into the European Union’s supranational project, whose influence over

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A Spectre Haunting Europe

Angela Merkel and the Challenges of Far-Right Populism

Joyce Marie Mushaben

admitted to the European Union in 1995. Given the extent to which these countries have rendered intolerant, anti-immigrant policies ever more salonfähig (socially acceptable) and “newsworthy,” one might wonder: why did it take so long for one of these

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Reflecting on the mobile academic

Auto-ethnographic writing in the knowledge economy

Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich

This article examines what it means to be an academic in the knowledge economy, using auto-ethnographic writing or storytelling as its starting point. Although academic mobility has been researched for about a decade, deep listening and deep reading in the context of ethnography have not been utilised in analysing what it means to move in this global space. To conduct this exercise, fellows from the European Union-funded Universities in the Knowledge Economy project who were all mobile academics, were invited to participate in ethnographic writing workshops and explore the personal, subjective elements of narrating their experiences of being mobile and being migrants. I aim to not only present the narratives of colleagues who populate the global knowledge economy but also analyse them and ask if certain ideal forms of narrative habitus support academic mobility.

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Stuart Ward


J. G. A. Pocock's magnum opus, The Machiavellian Moment, seems an unlikely contender as an intimation of Brexit. Published in 1975, his study of the revival of classical Republicanism in Renaissance Italy and the struggle to uphold a universal ideal of active citizenship could not be further removed from Britain's departure from the European Union forty-five years later. But the wider production context suggests that it might be worth probing the possible connections. This article examines Pocock's protracted reckoning with Britain's entry into the European Economic Community in the early 1970s amid the ruptures of empire's end. It seeks to tease out the existential underpinnings not only of the latter-day exigencies of leaving but also of the persistent habit of harnessing that ambition to a reimagining of Britain's global coordinates.

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The Bologna Process

a voluntary method of coordination and marketisation?

Ole Henckel and Susan Wright

Ole Henckel is writing his PhD thesis on the relationship between national and European higher education policy as well as the history of the Bologna process. The aim of this interview was to learn about the historical background to the Bologna process, which interests were involved and which were excluded, what their motivations were, why they thought it was a good idea, and what they were trying to achieve? As the interview progressed, it focused on three themes. First, at what points did it become clear to participants that they were engaged in a new European 'great game' of creating not just a standardised Higher Education Area, but a global market? Second, how does the Bologna process work as an exemplar of the European Union's new form of governance through freedom, often referred to as the operation of 'soft power' or the Open Method of Coordination? Third, what are the most recent developments, and what kind of future is emerging?

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Edward Berenson, Elinor Accampo, Joseph Bohling, and Michael Seidman

Jonsson’s emphasis on continuity in the Eurafrican idea from the 1920s to the 1960s has important implications for how we understand the European Union. Many of the visions of European unity had their roots in the prewar era instead of immediately after