Cahiers européens de Sciences Po

 The purpose of the Cahiers européens de Sciences Po (Sciences Po’s European notebooks) is to promote the development and dissemination of research on European integration and to contribute to scientific debate on Europe. 

The aim is to provide a space for the publication of ongoing research on European issues conducted at Sciences Po and beyond. The Cahiers européens help to disseminate the work of guest researchers and professors at Sciences Po’s Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics or participants in its activities.Their goal is also to give visibility to some of the best work of the PhD candidates attached to the Centre. 

The Cahiers européens publish texts from all relevant disciplines, in French or English, peer-reviewed by a multidisciplinary committee. In order to make original research available to the scientific community,the Cahiers européens are conceived as an intermediate category of publication where researchers can provide access to interesting and high-quality work that may subsequently be published in conventional form (book, article in a scientific journal)

Sciences Po’s Cahiers européens are signed and referenced. They are published and archived on the Centre for European Studies website. The authors retain copyright over the texts.

Contact: katia.rio@sciencespo.fr 

The latest issues 

National parliaments in the European Stability Mechanism: The third rescue package for Greece in 2015 (PDF, 641 Ko), Valentin Kreilinger. Les cahiers européens de Sciences Po n° 01/2019

The emergency regime of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) affects the budgetary powers of national parliaments in the Euro area. But under what conditions do national parliaments get a substantial say on ESM rescue packages? This paper examines how national parliaments are involved in practice by examining the various possible drivers for substantial parliamentary involvement in the context of the negotiations on the third rescue package for Greece in 2015. Only few national parliaments can rely on direct legal enabling clauses for substantial parliamentary involvement. In other national parliaments, domestic political dynamics are the key explanatory factor. The paper concludes that this tangled web of parliamentary involvement in ESM affairs will remain a prominent feature of Europe’s post-crisis economic governance. 

Us versus Them: EU Compliance in Times of Populism, Felix Reich (PDF, 465 Ko)Les cahiers européens de Sciences Po n° 02/2018

Abstract: Every national election, it seems, entails another populist success story. In recent years, political and societal discourse have shifted into a populist narrative where the ‘elite’ and the ‘people’ are portrayed as contrasting and mutually disrespecting mirror-images. Even in social democratic strongholds national(-ist) parties are on the rise. Yet, up until now, academia has ignored populism’s influence on compliance when it comes to cross-national empirical research.

This paper shows that populism is not only by nature both strategic and ideological; it also has direct implications on EU level compliance. The empirical results suggest a linear negative relationship between domestic populism and EU level noncompliance. The stronger the populist opposition in national legislatures, the higher the rate of the compliance on the European level. The quantitative analysis is based on a new time-series dataset combining recent data on populist parties in 12 European Countries from 2002-2013 with European Commission data on infringement procedures in the most prominent and substantial policy areas.

Avoiding conflict? The EU legislative process in times of tension (PDF, 382Ko). Olivier Rozenberg, Stéphanie Novak, Selma Bendjaballah, Renaud Dehousse. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n° 01/2018

Abstract: The current crisis could lead us to expect an overall increase of conflicts in the EU legislative process and eventually a shift from a consensual system to a majoritarian system. This paper aims to assess the evolution of the EU legislative process for the period 1996-2014 and shows that legislative actors still comply with the norm of consensus. We provide explanations for this resilience and analyse its effects. The paper demonstrates that in a context of greater divisions between EU actors, the systematic search for compromise and consensus contributes to modify the legislative regime in the sense of a greater Malthusianism and instability. 

Mainstreaming Euroscepticism? An analysis of the effects of the politicisation of Europe in domestic elections on the framing strategies of the centre-right in Britain, France and Germany (PDF, 273 Ko), PAWLEY, Nicholas. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n° 03/2017

Abstract: The functional logic that had for so long guided European member states along the path towards ‘ever closer union’ has been challenged more and more strongly in recent years by a growing voice of popular dissent. Where previously, matters at the European table were kept out of the realms of domestic electoral politics, more recently they have come to the fore, as European integration has become ever more politicised in the light of a wave of radical right wing populist, single issue parties contesting the ‘elite consensus’ that more Europe is a good thing. This politicisation of Europe has left incumbents in an uncomfortable situation as they are forced to mobilise on an issue that they would rather see left off the agenda. This paper explores the framing strategies that centre-right parties deploy vis-à-vis Europe in domestic electoral campaigns, to decipher whether the heightened politicisation of European integration has provoked a Eurosceptic response among the erstwhile visionaries of the European project. Using an inductive textual analysis of manifesto data from three centre-right parties of the largest European Union (EU) member states, the present study finds that the politicisation of European integration follows party-systemic logics – but that there is nonetheless a remarkable tendency among the centre-right to frame Europe more and more in cultural-identitarian terms than in economic-utilitarian terms. Whether this alone can be equated to a tendency towards Euroscepticism remains an open question. 

Les enjeux européens dans la présidentielle française, Comptes-rendus, ROZENBERG, Olvier :Accueil et intégration des réfugié.e.s et des migrant.e.s : une priorité pour l’Europe ? Les enjeux pour la France et L’Union européenne entre austérité et relance : quelle voie suivre ? (PDF, 275 Ko).  Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n° 02/2017

Abstract (FR) : L’Europe d’aujourd’hui est confrontée à de très nombreuses crises. L’événement majeur que représente l’élection du/de la Président.e de la République française est donc déterminant non seulement pour la France mais plus largement pour l’ensemble de l’Europe. Les enjeux européens devaient par conséquent être présents durant cette campagne électorale. Afin d’aider les citoyen.ne.s à comprendre ces enjeux, un.e député.e européen.ne et un.e universitaire membre du Centre d’études européennes ont confronté leurs points de vue sur des problématiques européennes intéressant les citoyen.ne.s français.es appelé.e.s aux urnes en avril 2017. 

The “Populist Moment”: Towards a “post-liberal” Europe? (PDF, 166 Ko), CHOPIN, Thierry. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n° 01/2017

Abstract: Nowadays, the increasing defiance of citizens of Western democracies towards political institutions and classes governing their national democracies centres around a “populist moment”, which can be regarded as a the symptom of a crisis of liberalism. If the rise of populisms finds its roots within specific national contexts, this phenomenon features some general characteristics - anti-elitism, anti-pluralism and anti-liberalism – that weakens liberal democracy, and more specifically, European democracies.

These trends must lead us to redefine liberalism in order to challenge the excesses and inadequacies of political and economic systems, by putting an emphasis on the limits of the State and the market, as well as on the respective limits of demands for security, freedom and identity.

To counter this “post-liberal” populism, the UE must take into account several aspirations expressed by its citizens: the need for community and identity through the issue of European borders, a response to the social question as well as a better protection regarding economic and security matters.

Therefore, a narrative on a “regalian Europe” is necessary. Such objective aims to strengthen the sovereignty of public authorities, be it at the national and European levels, to protect the physical and economic security of European citizens, while allowing the greatest possible space for individual liberty. Faced with this “populist moment”, it is that precise balance we need to redefine. 

2016

France in quest of a European narrative (PDF, 214 Ko), ROZENBERG, Olivier. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n°04/2016

Concepts of Congruence and European’s evaluation of representation. A micro-level-analysis (PDF, 200 Ko), DAGEFORDE, Mirjam. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n°03/2016

The Crisis of European Union Studies seen from the US: EU Studies are ‘Widening’ and ‘Deepening’ even as EU Theories of Widening and Deepening are in crisis (PDF, 144 Ko), SCHMIDT, Vivien A.. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n°02/2016

European Economic Governance and Parliamentary Involvement: Some Shortcomings of the Article 13 Conference and a Solution (PDF, 242 Ko), FROMAGE, Diane. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n°1/2016

2015

Business as unusual: Credit rating agencies’ lobbying success during the EU financial crisis (PDF, 300 Ko), GROSS, Vlad. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2015L

a compétition entre l'Europe et ses États en matière de libre circulation : le cas des Bulgares et des Roumains (PDF, 469 Ko), Sara Casella Colombeau, Tommaso Vitale. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2015

The communitarisation of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: has institutional change triggered policy change? (PDF, 159 Ko), Florian Trauner and Ariadna Ripoll Servent. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po n°01/2015 

2014

The Politics of EU Trade Defence (PDF, 575 Ko) par FREUDLSPERGER, Christian. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2014

Catherine Ashton’s five-year term: a difficult assessment (PDF, 370 Ko) by HOWORTH, Jolyon. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2014

Energy policy in the European Union: the power and limits of discourse (PDF, 435 Ko) by JEGEN, Maya. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2014

The constitutional conundrum of the European Union: Sources, features and outcomes (PDF, 436 Ko) by FABBRINI Sergio. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2014

2013

The Politics of Delegation in the European Union (PDF, 540 Ko) by DEHOUSSE, Renaud. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2013

Defense Retrenchment in Europe: The Advantages of a Collaborative Response to Relative Decline and Economic Crisis (PDF, 300 Ko) by BAGARELLA, Giacomo. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/201

From the Private to the Public and Back Again: The International Thought of David Mitrany, 1940-1949 (PDF, 186 Ko) by ROSENBOIM, Or. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2013

Is the EU a Non-Compliance Community? Towards “compliance for credibility” and EU action for the protection of democracy in Europe (PDF, 314 Ko) by FALKNER, Gerda. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2013 

2012

The political life of prediction The future as a space of scientific world governance in the Cold War era (PDF, 483 Ko) by ANDERSSON, Jenny and RINDZEVICIUTE, Eglė. Les cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2012

The Point of No Return. Walter Hallstein and the EEC Commission between Institutional Ambitions and Political Constraints (PDF, 544 Ko) by MULLER, Henriette. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n°03/2012

The French 2012 Presidential Election. A Europeanised Contest (PDF, 502 Ko) by DEHOUSSE, Renaud et TACEA, Angela. Les cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2012

La place de la construction européenne dans la conquête puis la conservation du pouvoir par les socialistes français, 1966-1984 (PDF, 502 Ko) by KAHN, Sylvain. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n°01/2012

2011

Coalition Formation and Agenda Setting in EU Environmental Policy after the Enlargement (PDF, 191 Ko) by GARCIA PEREZ de LEON, Cesar. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n°05/2011

Monnet for Nothing? France’s Mixed Europeanisation (PDF, 303 Ko) by ROZENBERG, Olivier. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n°04/2011

Integration and the Context of Law: Why the European Court of Justice is not a Political Actor (PDF, 537 Ko) by GRIMMEL, Andreas. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2011

Beyond Ideological Battles: A Strategic Analysis of Hedge Fund Regulation in Europe (PDF, 457 Ko) by WOLL, Cornelia. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2011

Who are the outsiders and what do they want ? Welfare state préférences in dualized societies (PDF, 742) by HÄUSERMANN, Silja, SCHWANDER, Hanna. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2011

2010

Change and Continuity in European Governance (PDF, 787 Ko) by Laurie Boussaguet, Renaud Dehousse, Sophie Jacquot. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 06/2010

L’adoption du mandat d’arrêt européen. D’une instrumentalisation de l’agenda politique à une expertise opérationnelle de l’entraide pénale (PDF, 570 Ko) by Antoine Mégie. Les Cahiers européens de sciences Po, n° 05/2010

Border guards as an “alien police”: Usages of the Schengen Agreement in France (PDF, 138) by Sara Casella Colombeau. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2010

Legitimizing Resistance to EU Integration: Social a Europeanized Normative Frame in the Conflict over the Bolkestein Directive (PDF, 316 Ko) by Amandine Crespy. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2010

The Bounded Creativity of Domestic Appropriation (PDF, 619 Ko) by Sascha Zirra. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2010

The Political and Security Committee: A Case Study in "Supra Inter-Governmentalism" (PDF, 155 Ko) by HOWORTH, Jolyon. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2010

2009

Social Mechanisms in the Establishment of the European Economic and Monetary Union (PDF, 138 Ko), by Alfio Cerami. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2009

Les "mondes de conformité" : typologie des Etats membres dans leur rapport au droit communautaire (PDF, 688 Ko), by Emmanuelle Causse et Gerda Falkner. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2009 

The Laval Case and the Future of Labour Relations in Sweden (PDF, 205 Ko) by Alban Davesne. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2009

2008

European Money at Work : Contracting a European Identity ? (PDF, 188 Ko) by Rosa Sanchez Salgado. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2008 

Social Protection : Why the EU Needs to Deliver (PDF, 838 Ko) by Renaud Dehousse. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences-Po, n° 03/2008

The European Employment Strategy and National Welfare States : Italy and France compared (PDF, 348 Ko) by Paolo Graziano, Università Bocconi di Milano. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2008 

The EU Council Presidency DIlemma: An Historical Institutionalist Interpretation (PDF, 110 Ko) by Ana Mar Fernandez, Centre d'études européennes. Les Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2008

2007 

Le pouvoir de la norme, les formes inattendues de l'influence européenne (PDF, 107 Ko) by Zaki Laïdi, directeur de recherche au CEE. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 05/2007

"L'EMPIRE CONTRE-ATTAQUE", Une autre vision de l'Union Européenne (PDF, 152 Ko) by Jean Leca. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2007

Why is it so difficult to know if national pride leads the way to European identity or prevents it? (PDF, 234 Ko)  
by Sophie Duchesne et André-Paul Frognier. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2007

Les Préférences européennes et leur réception (PDF, 152 Ko) by Zaki Laïdi. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2007

Europeanization, Enlargement and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe (PDF, 273 Ko) by Alfio Cerami, Centre d'études européennes. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2007

2006

Les "nostalgiques de la RDA": entre deuil impossible et poursuite d'une utopie (PDF, 163 Ko) by Marina Chauliac (CETSAH/Centre Marc Bloch). Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 06/2006

Mutual transformation and the development of European policy spaces. The case of medicine licensing (PDF, 233 Ko) by Boris Hauray et Philippe Urfalino. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 05/2006

The Rise and Decline of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM): Asymmetric Bilateralism and the Limitations of Interregionalism (PDF, 237 Ko) by David Camroux. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2006

Les préférences de l'Europe dans le monde (1) (PDF, 294 Ko) by Zaki Laïdi. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2006 (1)

Les préférences de l'Europe dans le monde (2) (PDF, 294 Ko) by Zaki Laïdi. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2006 (2)

The European Neighbourhood Policy as a Process of Democratic Norms Diffusion in Ukraine. Can the EU Act Beyond Conditionality? (PDF, 230 Ko) by Florent Parmentier. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 2/2006

Why Should Central and Eastern European Societies still be Considered as Democracies at Risk: An Analysis of Labour Structure and Preferences for One-Party System (PDF, 349 Ko) by Alfio Cerami. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2006

2005

Peut-on prendre la puissance européenne au sérieux? (PDF, 263 Ko) par Zaki Laïdi. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 05/2005

Le traité établissant une Constitution pour l'Europe: une étape dans la dynamique constitutionnelle européenne (PDF, 276 Ko) par Eric L'Helgoualch. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2005

The Constitutional Legitimacy of the EU Committees (PDF, 305 Ko) par Mario Savino, Ph.D. researcher, Administrative Law, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza". Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2005

The Making of a Transnational Constitution: An Institutionalist Perspective on the European Convention (PDF, 287 Ko) par Renaud Dehousse et Florence Deloche Gaudez. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2005

Que reste-t-il de la Constitution économique européenne après la constitutionalisation de l'Europe - Une rétrospective mélancolique (PDF, 382 Ko) par Christian Joerges. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2005

2004

From a Guaranteed Labour Market to the "Flexible Worker" Model? (PDF, 328 Ko) par Paolo Graziano. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2004

Le secrétariat de la convention européenne: un acteur influent (PDF, 388 Ko) par Florence Deloche-Gaudez. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2004

The Importance of Being Nice: An Institutionalist Analysis of French Preferences on the Future of Europe (PDF, 242 Ko)  par Nicolas Jabko. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2004

Why Am I? That is the question. Norm contestation, reinforcement and coexistence, and the creation of CFSP (PDF, 367 Ko) par Stephanie Claudia Hoffman, Cornell University. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2004

2003

Gouvernance contre souverainisme. Les origines et les conséquences du conflit euro-américain (PDF, 261 Ko)
par Zaki Laïdi. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2003

The Open Method of Coordination: A New Policy Paradigm? (PDF, 348 Ko) par Renaud Dehousse. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2003

Bringing Politics Back In: Rethinking the Role of Economic Interest Groups in European Integration (PDF, 112 Ko) par Emiliano Grossman. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2003 

How to Choose the European Executive: A Counterfactual Analysis, 1979-1999 (PDF, 130 Ko) par Simon Hix, Abdul Noury et Gérard Roland. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n°01/2003

2002

Europe and the Crisis of Democracy par Notre Europe, Sciences Po (Paris) et European University Institute (Florence) (Séminaire) (PDF, 242 Ko). Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 06/2002

La réforme de la gestion de l'aide extérieure de l'Union européenne par Roland Pierre Sourd (PDF, 186 Ko). Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 05/2002 

"Civil Society" in European Institutional Discourses (PDF, 116 Ko) par Stijn Smismans. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2002

Types of Multi-Level Governance (PDF, 160 Ko) par Liesbet Hooghe et Gary Marks. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2002

The Challenge of Labor Mobility in an Enlarged European Union (1) (PDF, 647 Ko) par Pascal Delisle. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n°02/2002 (1) 

The Challenge of Labor Mobility in an Enlarged European Union (2) (PDF, 647 Ko) par Pascal Delisle. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2002 (2)

Legitimate Diversity: The New Challenge of European Integration (PDF, 179 Ko) par Fritz Scharpf. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2002

2001

Globalisation des marchés et précaution: le principe de précaution et le droit alimentaire de l'Union Européenne (PDF, 145 Ko par Ellen Vos. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 05/2001)

Ideas, Interests and Institutional Change: The European Commission Debates the Delegation Problem (PDF, 91 Ko) par Giandomenico Majone. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2001

Germany's Power and the Weakening of States in a Globalized World: Deconstructing a Paradox (PDF, 131 Ko) par Anne-Marie Le Gloannec. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2001

Le Legitimacy of European Governance: the Need for a Process-Based Approach (PDF, 163 Ko). Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2001

2000

The National Co-ordination of EU Policy: Must Europeanisation Mean Convergence? (PDF, 268 Ko) par Hussein Kassin. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 05/2000

The Development of National, Subnational and European Identities in European Countries (PDF, 262 Ko) par Elisabeth Dupoirier, Béatrice Roy et Marie Lecerf. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 04/2000

L'Elargissement de l'Union Européenne: A qui, quand, avec quelles réformes préalables ? (PDF, 344 Ko) par Françoise de la Serre. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 03/2000

L'intégration européenne vue par l'approche cognitive et normative des politiques publiques (PDF, 375 Ko) par Yves Surel. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 02/2000

Quis custodes custodiet? La Banque centrale européenne, entre indépendance et responsabilité (PDF, 522 Ko) par Paul Magnette. Cahiers européens de Sciences Po, n° 01/2000

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