31 août 2015 - Atelier

The State of Democracy in the European Union

The European Union Centre of Excellence and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship are hosting a workshop on the State of Democracy in the European Union on August 31. The academic workshop brings together a group of scholars to discuss the effects of recent political and economic developments in the European Union on the functioning of democracy, broadly conceived, at both the supranational and national level. 

If you would like to join the workshop, please send an email (ceue@umontreal.ca) to request a seat. Seating is limited so we ask that you act quickly, and that you do not reserve a place unless you are certain to attend.

The full program is available here. 




Thompson House
Room 406, rue McTavish
McGill University




9:15 - Welcome and Introduction

Laurie Beaudonnet and Sven-Oliver Proksch


9:30 - Meat glue, body scanners and eco-designs? Legislative Scrutiny and the Political Economy and Practice of Legislative Vetoes in the European Union

Michael Kaeding, Professor for European Integration and European Union Politics and Jean Monnet Chair, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Discussant: Tony Imbrogno (McGill University)


10:30 Coffee break


10:45 - The Hidden Opposition to a Fiscal Union in Southern Europe: A Conjoint Analysis of Attitudes on Economic Policy in Italy

Fabio Franchino, Associate Professor of Political Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Discussant: Damian Bol (Université de Montréal)


11:45 - Lunch


13:00 - Red Europe Versus No Europe? The Impact Of The Economic Crisis On Radical Left Voting

Laurie Beaudonnet, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Université de Montréal and Raul Gomez Martinez, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Liverpool

Discussant: Chris Chhim (McGill University)


14:00 - Coffee break


14:15 - Living with Hard Times: a Comparative Analysis of Citizens’ and Policy Responses to the Current Economic Crisis in Europe

Didier Chabanet, Research Fellow, Sciences Po-CEVIPOF, France

Discussant: Xavier Gagnon-Lagacé (Université de Montréal)


15:15 - Coffee break


15:30 - Direct Democracy and the Eurozone Crisis

Ece Ozlem Atikcan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Université Laval

Discussant: Virginie Lasnier (McGill University)


16:30 - Coffee break


16:45 - Supporting the Government? Parliamentary Opposition Strategy during the Euro Crisis

Sven-Oliver Proksch, Assistant Professor of Political Science, McGill University

Discussant: Vincent Post (McGill University)


17:45 - Closing Remarks

Laurie Beaudonnet and Sven-Oliver Proksch




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