Experiencing EU democracy: Q&A session 2017
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The Meeting is held in Room 3A (Presidio Mattioli). Download the program here.
After the small groups sessions, the EUReACT students a.y. 2016/17 are now ready to interview politicians and policy experts about EU politics. Topics of dicussion: Citizens & the European polity; Political elites & multilevel careers; Democratic control over the EU policy making; Impact of crises & crisis management in the EU.
Join us, the Event is open to the public and will be recorded to be then available from the U-Siena Integra Platform.
Today, 22 May 2017, h 13-15 (aula 3A) Prof. Enrico Calossi joins us to present his book “Anti-Austerity Left Parties in the EU. Competion, Coordination and Integration” (2016, Pisa University Press).
See “Events/Special Guests” to download the full slide presentation.
The LAB session 2017 is going to start. Please consider the following dates:
LABORATORY ON PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY DATA (F. Olmastroni): 12/5 h 14-17 (Aula 5)
Participants learn how to search data about citizens’ attitudes & the EU.
Surveys realized by the LAPS at the University of Siena & opportunities for students are also illustrated.
LABORATORY ON MEPs BEHAVIOUR (S. Cresti): 17/5 h 14-17 (Aula 6) & 19/5 h 14-16 (Aula 5)
Participants learn how to search & analyse data about the activities of the members of the EP.
CIRCaP archives are presented on a selection of EU-related policy issues.
How to filter EU-salient Tweets and content-analyse the discourse of political leaders? A codebook has been presented to students and shared among participants in the Tutorial seminar research session.
Key questions: can we confirm that leaders belonging to the political mainstream tweet less about the EU than leaders in the eurosceptic groups? to what extent do national political leaders mention other EU countries/leaders in their tweets? which issues provoke more discussion and which are the most retweeted/favourite EU-related ashtags?
Next meeting: 26 May h 11-13 Aula 3A
Here you find the complete List of topics & readings for students presentations on 3 May h 17-19 (Aula 6) & 4 May h 11-13 (Aula 5). The session is open to the public.
- How has the public’s image of the EU changed over the last ten years? What do the Eurobarometer data tell us?
- How deliberative consultation can help address the crisis of legitimacy of the EU?
Francesco Olmastroni discussed these main topics with students. Check the above links.
Prof. Paolo Bellucci devotes attention to public opinion’s reactions to the economic crisis.
- LECTURES on 19/4 h 17-19 (Aula 6) & 20/4 h 11-13 (Aula 5)
After that, the determinants of people’s perceptions towards the EU and how these have acquired a strong unprecedented partisan polarization are investigated through
- SEMINARS on 3/5 h 17-19 (Aula 6) & 4/5 h 11-13 (Aula 5)
Mapping multilevel political debates about the EU within the Twittersphere. How to design our research?…
As Special Guest, we had Prof. Nicolo’ Conti (Università UniTelma-Sapienza, Italy) presenting his book co-authored with Vincenzo Memoli: Citizens, Europe and the media (2016) Palgrave.
Download the slide presentation.
The recent literature concerning the crisis of representative democracy in Europe and the role of political elites are covered, in particular dealing with: the analysis of the political and social profile of contemporary ruling elite in Europe; the problems of selection of the elite and the accountability of the leaders; the increasing variance among contemporary party elites in the European Elite System.
30/3 h 11-13 & 31/3/2017 h 11-13, Presidio Mattioli