The overall conclusions of the PLATO project are available in a joint book with contributions by supervisors and PhD researchers. The book develops a better understanding of how the politics of legitimating the EU are actor-dependent, context-dependent and problem-dependent.
See the PLATO website for the different types of publications by the project's PhD researchers (journal articles, book chapters, policy papers).
Bas Redert shows that the networks of interest groups concerned with financial regulation become less 'club-like' after the financial crisis in this new Journal of Public Policy article.
Julien Florent Raymond Bois
Jose Piquer Martinez
Elena Escalante-Block has published an article in the Australian Journal of Political Science together with Olga Eisele, Alena Kluknavská and Hajo G Boomgaarden about the impact of #MeToo on the gender equality discourse in Australian print media.
In a new article in the International Review of Administrative Sciences Dominika Proszowska, Giedo Jansen and Bas Denters explore patterns of citizens’ (non-)differentiation between the local, national and European Union governance levels with regard to political trust.
Ivana Skazlić has published a quantitative assessment of parliamentary scrutiny in the European Semester in a special issue of Politics and Governance.
Elena Escalante Block
Brussels needs a proper response to the “Trio Plus Strategy 2030” resolution. Tiffany Williams explains how the EU should meet the dissatisfied Eastern Partners, holding the Union to its promises.
Dominika Proszowska, Giedo Jansen and Bas Denters have published an article in Acta Politica on trust in local, national and EU governments, finding that political trust is a subjectively rational evaluation.
The EU lacks effective tools for managing its border and asylum regimes. Gil Thompson suggests this could be improved by putting people in charge who understand the politics behind the problem. Both Frontex and EASO need to be managed by people with proven political experience.
Linking in with the broader political debate on the Future of Europe and based on original research findings on European identity, Camille Dobler recommends giving more decision-making power to European citizens, in order to make EU citizenship more impactful and inclusive.
PLATO coordinator Chris Lord contributes a chapter on EU legitimacy crisis in the book Theorising the Crisis of the European Union. The chapter goes to the core of the research questions PLATO addresses.
In order to counter accusations of judicial activism of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), and to improve its representativeness and transparency, Julien Bois identifies some reforms that do not imply treaty change.
Based on an original study on public opinion which finds that citizens are ambiguous, inconsistent and undecided, Joris Melman provides some recommendations for national governments in this first in a series of project policy briefs.
José Piquer and Anton Jäger have published an article on the transition from cartel to techno-populist political parties of left-populist challengers in the UK and Spain in a special issue of Politics & Governance .
Camille Dobler has published a policy brief with the Egmont Institute on the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe.
Claire Godet contributes a chapter on recent developments and challenges of the EU's climate policy in the book EU Environmental Governance, published with Routledge.
Camille Dobler has published a chapter in the book European Regions, where she illustrates the complexity of collective identities by using the example of the Strasbourg border region.
Bastiaan Redert has published an article in the Journal of Common Market Studies in which he investigates the participation of stakeholders in public consultations of the European Supervisory Authorities.
Emilija Tudjarovska Gjorgjievska has published an article in the Central European Public Administration Review on institutional gaps that give opportunities for corruption and social traps in unconsolidated democracies.