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  • reflex-1-660 REFLEX workshop: Expertise, democracy and non-majoritarian bodies Nov. 27, 2017 2:49 PM

    Modern democracies depend on expert knowledge. Yet giving more and more power to expert bodies that are not democratically elected may pose a threat to democracy. How can we avoid the illegitimate rule of experts?

  • plato-660 Flying start for PhD network Nov. 6, 2017 5:14 PM

    The EU's legitimacy in the wake of the financial crisis was discussed by an international group of researchers in Oslo last month. PLATO has relevance written all over it, Vice-Rector ├ůse Gornitzka said at the project's kick-off Conference.

  • platophhds-660 What happened after the financial crisis? Sep. 29, 2017 2:24 PM

    Fifteen young researchers from all over Europe are starting their PhDs this fall, all with the same question: Did the financial crisis lead to a crisis that now calls into question the very existence of the European Union?


  • plato-logo-stacked-300 PLATO PhD School 2 - Vienna Mar. 12, 2018 12:00 AM

    PLATO's second PhD school will be staged in Vienna on 12-16 March 2018. Three days will be dedicated to research design, and two days to academic writing.

  • marchetti-arenatuesdayseminar-031318 ARENA Tuesday Seminar: Raffaele Marchetti Mar. 13, 2018 1:15 PM

    At the ARENA Tuesday Seminar on 13 March 2018, Raffaele Marchetti will discuss his paper 'What is a democratic foreign policy? Procedures, goals and actions for states and the EU'.

  • graham-finlay-300 ARENA Tuesday Seminar: Graham Finlay Mar. 20, 2018 1:15 PM

    Graham Finlay will present the paper 'The European Union as a tolerant actor for global justice' at the ARENA Tuesday Seminar on 20 March 2018.

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