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  The Biden Administration and Transatlantic Relations
 
 15 October 2021
 
  The Covid-19 crisis and democracy in Europe: Revealing, destabilizing, transforming?
 
  30 June 2021
 
  The Governance of Sustainable Development under the Perspective of the EU Green New Deal and Next Generation EU

 
  15 June 2021


Author Guidelines


Call for papers:

The Biden Administration and Transatlantic Relations
 

The journal L’Europe en formation invites proposals for articles to be published in a thematic issue devoted to “The Biden Administration and Transatlantic Relations”, in the second quarter of 2022.

Administration Biden relations transatlantiques

Joe Biden’s election in November 2020 brought a sigh of relief to most European leaders, and the new administration’s refrain that “America is back” was reassuring after the tumultuous years of the Trump administration.
Some early initiatives met the European approval, not least the renewed commitment to combat climate change and embrace again multilateral institutions.
The new president’s personal background of decades-long involvement in US foreign policy, and the highly regarded team he picked to support him, was also seen as proof that the US would once more show appreciation of its European allies. Similarly, President Biden has shown himself willing to stand up to both Russia and China, and not follow his predecessor’s fond relationship with authoritarian strongmen. Yet, how deep is the Biden transformation of US foreign policy really? How far will he be able to push new priorities, and how much has the Trump years changed America’s overall strategic outlook? How deep is the US’s newly rediscovered commitment to fighting climate change and embracing free markets? And is the NATO alliance really on a secure footing once more, simply through a change of US president?

This thematic issue of L’Europe en formation will examine questions such as these; it will evaluate the early Biden administration, and what impact it has had on transatlantic relations, as well as what these early tendencies augur for the future relationship.
To that end, the editors invite proposals on all kinds of relevant topics, especially, but not limited to the following:

– The impact of President Trump’s foreign policy on transatlantic relations
– Biden’s foreign policy agenda and the revival of the transatlantic partnership
– Transatlantic security and the future of NATO
– The impact of Brexit on transatlantic relations
– The German-American partnership; The French-American partnership
– Relations with strategic competitors like Russia and China
– The fight against climate change
– Transatlantic economic relations and trade
– Public perceptions of transatlantic relations in both Europe and America.

How to submit an abstract?
Abstracts of paper proposals can be submitted in English or French. Deadline for abstracts (approximately 300 words): 15 October 2021.
Send your abstract, a CV and a short description of your current position to  anna.dimitrova@essca.fr and knielsen@ius.edu.ba.
In case your paper proposal is accepted, you will be asked to submit a full article by 28 February 2022.
It will be published in the second quarter of 2022, in the journal site on cairn.info.
Articles should be between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length (excluding references and tables).


 

Call for Papers:

The Covid-19 crisis and democracy in Europe: Revealing, destabilizing, transforming?
 

The biannual scientific journal L’Europe en formation invites would-be contributors to submit proposals for a forthcoming thematic issue on Covid-19 crisis and democracy in Europe, to be published at the end 2021.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been labeled by politicians and commentators unanimously as the biggest crisis of policy-making in Europe since the end of World War II. The health systems in practically all European states have been challenged to the maximum. Never before in the post-war era have European citizens been subject to such drastic restrictions of fundamental freedoms. The repercussions of the various shutdowns on the economy and on employment are disastrous; their consequences for schooling, higher education and wellbeing of the citizens cannot yet be measured.
At the same time, the Covid-19 crisis represents an enormous challenge for European democracy, as it has revealed the strengths and weaknesses of our different political systems. The capabilities of democratically elected leaders have been put into question. Many countries have reverted to emergency decision-making in order to swiftly respond to the crisis, by giving the Executive priority over the Legislative. In many states, demands to drastically reform the political system have been expressed: In centralized states, one has asked for a more regionalized, targeted policy response to the pandemic, whereas in federal states, the call for a more harmonized approach was heard. Some states have granted a strong role to scientific experts and their policy advice, whereas elsewhere leaders publicly doubted the pertinence of medical expertise for political choices. The EU also went through ups and downs during the Covid-19 crisis: First subject to unjustified criticism for being inactive, then experiencing an extraordinary boost with the creation of the recovery fund, and again being severely attacked for badly organizing the procurement of vaccines.

 

 

The thematic issue of “l’Europe en formation” shall inquire into the following questions:
-    The resilience of European democracies in the face of the Covid-19 crisis
-    Separation of powers under the circumstances of the crisis
-    Crisis responses of federal and centralized states
-    The crisis response capacity of the EU
-    Changes in intergovernmental/transnational decision-making processes resulting for the crisis.
-    Populist movements and the Covid-19 crisis
-    The impact of scientific expertise on policy-making
-    Perspectives for a European health policy harnessed by the crisis
 

Contributions are accepted from researchers and practitioners from all fields of social sciences, and can be written in English or French. Interdisciplinary contributions are encouraged, as well as theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches. Proposals (in English or French) should be submitted by 30 June 2021, to the chief editor and the co-ordinator of the thematic issue, at the following addresses: frederic.lepine@cife.eu and matthias.waechter@cife.eu  

Proposals should include the title of the proposed article, a brief presentation (300 words), and the CV of the author separately. Proposals will be submitted to the editors of the thematic issue. Once the proposal is accepted, the article should be submitted before 30 September 2021. Once received, each article will be submitted to a blind peer-review procedure.
It will be published at the end of 2021, in the journal site on cairn.info
The papers, of 5,000 to 10,000 words in length (including footnotes and excluding bibliography), may be written in English or French. An abstract of 150 words should be added to the article (with a translation in the other language if possible), as well as a brief presentation of the author (100 words).

 


The biannual scientific journal L’Europe en formation invites would-be contributors to submit proposals for a forthcoming thematic issue on the sustainable governance of the European Union, to be published at the beginning of 2022.

Call for Papers:

"The Governance of Sustainable Development under the Perspective of the EU Green New Deal and Next Generation EU"

 

 

- The European “Green New Deal” and “Next Generation EU”: features, relations, governance
- Does the EU follow a path towards Sustainable Development when recovering from the Covid19 Pandemic?
- Is “Next Generation EU” a “Hamiltonian Moment” for European integration, binding the Member states tightly into a European Federation?
- How does the European Policy relate to other geopolitical initiatives in Asia, America, Africa towards Green development?

When the new president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, came into office in summer 2019, she launched an ambitious “European Green New Deal” project, placing the fight against climate change, protection of biodiversity, digitalisation and in a broader sense sustainable development at the heart of EU policies. Just when the project took shape, the COVID-19-pandemic broke out and required itself the attention and action of the EU: “Next Generation EU” is the equally ambitious recovery programme the EU put on track from May 2020 on.

In our next issue of CIFE’s journal, L’Europe en formation, we would like to analyse these thematics.
Papers are welcome to analyse how these two projects relate to each other. Is “Next Generation EU” marked by a strategy, which places recovery — understood as renewed growth — above all and relegates the “Green New Deal” to ‘better times’? Or are they positively linked in a mutually reinforcing way, is “Next Generation EU” aiming at a ‘Green Recovery,’ supporting and accelerating the transition to sustainable development in Europe?
We would also like to analyse their features, relations, governance and investigate whether “Next Generation EU” can be qualified a “Hamiltonian Moment” for European integration, referring to the creation of a US Central Bank and the takeover of member states debts by the federal level, thus binding the states tightly into the Federation. 
Finally, papers may take a geopolitical perspective and compare EU policy with other global and regional initiatives in America, Asia, Africa towards Green development.

As guidelines, the thematic could be addressed by covering the following questions: 

(1) What is the European Green New Deal? Which are its objectives? How should it be put into practice? Is this “Green New Deal” an all-embracing, a holistic concept, as ‘Sustainable Development’ is? Is it about Sustainable Development? Or is it only “Green,” i.e. oriented towards ‘environment’ (wide enough, but not holistic)? Or is it even less ambitious, aiming at stalling climate change: the overall objective is to make Europe the “first climate-neutral continent” in the world, by 2050?
(2) Why is the turn to the Green New Deal a “shift,” or a “transition”? What was the dominant EU objective until 2019? Which role did Sustainable Development play before the launch of the Green New Deal? How comes that the EU took this step? Why did it change its objectives? Which were the causes and drivers, which explain the turn to Sustainable Development?
(3) What is Next Generation EU? Which are its aims and objectives? What means “recovery” exactly – back to the pre-crisis economic performance? … or a shift towards other objectives, closer to the “Green New Deal” goals? How did “Next Generation EU” come about? Who launched it, who was opposed, who in favour? Who succeeded in shaping the programme? How was an agreement finally reached?
(4) “Next Generation EU” itself came nearly at the same time, when the new seven-year “Multi-Annual Financial Framework” (MFF) had to be elaborated, shaped, and decided upon (to be put into practice from 1/2021 on) – how were these two negotiations linked? The combined decisions about the recovery programme (“Next Generation EU”) and the MFF had to be taken in the second semester of 2020 – how did that work? How were the decisions made possible?
​(5) Does “Next Generation EU” confirm the shift/transition towards Sustainable Development? Or does it rather emphasize the economic recovery from the pandemic?

(6) Which are the governance mechanisms, structures and procedures for implementing the Green New Deal? Who, in the Commission, is responsible for the implementation of the Green New Deal? What is the role of the member states? How are they involved in the implementation, management, spending of the funds (“Green Deal Investment Plan” and “Just Transition Fund”)? Who controls the implementation?
(7) What is the Just Transition Fund? How much money is in the Fund? Who pays, who benefits, and why? What are the objectives, and when should they be met? Who decides about distributing the Fund? Which are the mechanisms of governance provided for the management of the Fund?
​(8) How is the governance, management, implementation, control of the “Green New Deal” and “Next Generation EU” related? Is it the same structure/procedure for both or are there parallel governance files?

(9) “Next Generation EU” has been qualified a “Hamiltonian Moment” for European integration, referring to the creation of a US Central Bank and the takeover of member states debts by the federal level, thus binding the states tightly into the Federation – is the historical comparison appropriate? Or what else does it mean for the EU to have this “Next Generation EU” fund?

(10) How is this Green New Deal connected with the international commitments of the EU, namely the United Nations “Sustainable Development Goals” (to be reached in 2030), or the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (2015), or other international commitments, e.g. regarding biodiversity and development of poorer countries?
(11) What is the (US-)American “Green New Deal”? Who is the driver, manager, organizer? Which is the relation between civil society, states/federation? Which is the approach of the Biden administration to Sustainable Development/Climate change? 
​(12) What is the Chinese concept of an “Ecological Civilisation”? Is it comparable to the “Green New Deal” in Western understanding? Is it a Chinese translation/adaptation of Sustainable Development or an original concept? How does the South Korean “Green New Deal” work? Why is it relatively advanced? Which are its features in terms of governance?

Contributions are accepted from researchers and practitioners from all fields of social sciences, and can be written in English or French. Interdisciplinary contributions are encouraged, as well as theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches.
Proposals (in English or French) should be submitted by 15 June 2021, to the chief editor and the co-ordinator of the thematic issue, at the following address: frederic.lepine@cife.eu
Proposals should include the title of the proposed article, a brief presentation (500 words), and the CV of the author separately.
Proposals will be submitted to the editors of the thematic issue. Once the proposal is accepted, the article should be submitted before 15 October 2021. Once received, each article will be submitted to a blind peer-review procedure.
It will be published at the beginning of 2022 issue (expected month of publication: March).
The papers, of 5,000 to 10,000 words in length (including footnotes and excluding bibliography), may be written in English or French. An abstract of 150 words should be added to the article (with a translation in the other language if possible), as well as a brief presentation of the author (100 words).


 

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