Politics and Culture in Europe
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.
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Mariëlle Wijermars about Russian propaganda
In an interview for UMagazine, Mariëlle Wijermars speaks about Russia's invasion of Ukraine and growing far-right sentiment.
Hylke Dijkstra about a world after Biden
Hylke Dijkstra talks in an interview with Studio Europa Maastricht about tensions in Eastern Europe, and how the EU should respond.
Sophie Vanhoonacker about the shifting world order
Sophie Vanhoonacker reflects on the shifting world order. Is Europe becoming a world power?
Karin van Leeuwen interviewed in run-up to Conference on the Future of Europe
In an interview with Studio Europa Maastricht, Karin van Leeuwen reflects on 'who calls the shots' in Europe.
Christine Neuhold about the upcoming Dutch elections and the power of national parliaments
In an interview with Studio Europa Maastricht, Christine Neuhold talks about the relationship between the Dutch parliament and the EU.
Mariëlle Wijermars about the media in Russia and Belarus
In the new series ‘Digital technology: a double-edged sword’, Mariëlle Wijermars reflects on the role of social media in distorting our access to information.
Esther Versluis about our (in)tolerance for uncertainty
Esther Versluis talks in an interview by Studio Europa about our (in)tolerance for uncertainty. She explains her research into ‘wicked problems’, problems for which there is no clear solution, of which the current corona crisis is an example.
The €30,000 grant will help Elissaveta and the teacher’s team behind the learning line 'Politics and Governance in the EU' within the European Studies BA and MA programmes to update and enlarge the existing courses with additional knowledge on the institutional responses of the EU to the numerous...
For her Jean Monnet Module "EUDemocracy: Engaging Young Citizens", Christine Arnold has received funding from the European Commission.
The European Union (EU) has awarded a €3,000,000 Horizon project to Maastricht researchers Prof. Dr. Hylke Dijkstra and Dr. Clara Weinhardt to study global governance reform. Leading a consortium of 14 universities, think tanks and a civil society partner, they will investigate how to make global...
For his project ‘Banking on democracy. Evaluating the democratic justifiability of money creation by commercial banks’, Janosch Prinz has received funding in round 4 of the Open Competition SSH XS pilot programme.
For his project 'ACCESS4ALL – Why is access to policymakers (not) equal for all lobbyists?' Iskander de Bruycker has received a Vidi grant of €800,000 from NWO. The grant enables him to develop his own innovative line of research and set up a research group.
The Centre for the Social History of Limburg is active in research and teaching, and likes to involve society as a whole in their practices. Via citizen science, they conduct research with the help of the public.