Politics and Culture in Europe

ContactDr. Hylke Dijkstra (Director) and Dr. Karin van Leeuwen (Academic Secretary)

Founded in 2003, Politics and Culture in Europe (PCE) is an interdisciplinary research programme at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University. It brings together 50 political scientists, historians and philosophers. The process of European integration since 1945 and questions of European democracy, governance, and foreign policy are central to the PCE research agenda. PCE researchers study the European Union and Europeanisation, yet they also contribute to debates on multilateralism and the global order, and take an interest in transnational history. Methodologically rigorous, the emphasis of PCE is on fundamental research with societal relevance.

Research clusters

PCE works in four research clusters:

European Policy and Governance

Europe and the Crisis of Rule-Based Global Order

Democracy in Europe: Past and Present

European Politics and Society in Numbers

News

  • Yf Reykers

    Ad hoc crisis responses: a curse for international organisations?

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    Yf Reykers, Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has received a 1.2 million euro grant from the Norwegian Research Council to study the impact of ad hoc crisis responses on international organisations.

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  • marielle wijermars

    Mariëlle Wijermars receives fellowship at CAIS

    Monday, May 31, 2021

    Assistant professor Mariëlle Wijermars (FASoS) has been awarded a visiting fellowship at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS).

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  • weinhardt

    Clara Weinhardt wins Young Scholar Award

    Monday, April 19, 2021
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  • Photo: young man is filming a demonstration with his mobile phone

    Controlling information in Russia: social media as a battleground

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Read more
  • Yf Reykers

    Research Council of Norway grant for a project co-led by FASoS researcher Yf Reykers

    Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    The grant has been awarded to the ADHOCISM research project which will study the impact of ad hoc crisis responses on international organisations.

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  • Dijkstra, Dandashly and Noutcheva

    H2020 grant for Assem Dandashly, Hylke Dijkstra and Gergana Noutcheva

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    Assem Dandashly, Hylke Dijkstra and Gergana Noutcheva have been awarded a Horizon 2020 grant.

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