01.02.2016: Prof. Nathaniel Copsey

„Rethinking the European Union: British Perspectives.“ – Prof. Nathaniel Copsey
Queen Mary University. UK

Date: February 1st 2016
Location: EuropaPunktBremen
Time: 16:00-18:00
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Abstract: Professor Nathaniel Copsey will present his book Rethinking the European Union (Palgrave-Macmillan 2015), providing a broad-ranging reassessment of the whole experience of integration to-date and the challenges which face Europe today. The book has been praised highly:
– „A very thoughtful and provocative book: the author moves effortlessly across the EU’s many systemic challenges, combining sharp critical assessments with constructive ideas about the Union’s future after the Eurozone crisis.“ (Jörg Monar, College of Europe).
– „The European Union is in deep trouble, internally and externally. A new leadership is not enough to turn things around and a radically new mindset and re-think of fundamentals is now both unavoidable and urgent. This much-needed book is a courageous attempt to chart such a new way forward.“ (Jolyon Howorth, Yale University)
– „As the European Union haltingly emerges from its worst ever crisis, there is a need to rethink both the EU itself and its relations with its member states. Nat Copsey does just this in a clear, original and highly readable assessment of the crisis and its impact – and of how Europe can recover and avoid experiencing anything similar again.“ (AnandMenon, King’s College London).
– „The European Union needs new thinking not just economically and socially but also in relation to its identity, norms and values, and place in the world: Copsey asks the right questions and offers many answers.“ (Erik Jones, The Johns Hopkins University).

NATHANIEL COPSEY’s research centres on the EU, its politics and policies, and its relationship with its Member States. He previously worked on the politics and governance of Poland and Ukraine, with an emphasis on their path towards European integration. More recently his research has turned to British relations with the EU and the politics of reform, referendum and Brexit. He was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Union politics in 2013 for his research project entitled Rethinking European Integration. On graduating from the College of Europe, he worked as a presenter at Telewizja Polska in Warsaw and subsequently in London at the international think tank, the Policy Network. He has taught at the University of Helsinki, College of Europe, the European Studies Institute of MGIMO in Moscow, Sciences-Po Lille and Sciences-Po Rennes. With Tim Haughton he is the Editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies Annual Review (JCMS AR). Much of his work is applied in nature and he has advised briefed and written reports for a wide range of research users on European Union politics and policy. Prof. Copsey is on leave from Aston University from 2015-18 during his secondment to the Foreign Commonwealth Office’s Europe Directo rate, as part of the Future of Europe team.