Journal Special Issues
International Politics Special Issue
Europe and the world: Rethinking Europe's external relations in an age of global turmoil
Against a backdrop of external insecurity and global power shifts abroad, and institutional crisis and strategic drift at home, this Special Issue of the International Politics journal (based at LSE IDEAS) brings together a selection of papers based on the collaboration and research findings of the Dahrendorf Forum’s third project cycle (2015-2017), ‘Europe & the World: Global Insecurity and Power Shifts’.
Global Policy Special Issue
Europe and the World: Global Insecurity and Power Shifts
Dahrendorf warned long ago that Europe may be ill prepared for the challenges of globalisation. To address this questions from diverse perspectives, this special issue of Global Policy, guest edited by Helmut K. Anheier and Robert Falkner, brings together contributions from the Dahrendorf Symposium 2016.
The European Union’s relationships with its non-member neighbours present a serious challenge for the continent’s political and economic future. Brexit has brought this challenge into sharp focus, but it is not the only contentious relationship the EU must negotiate, nor is it the first. In this paper, Kevin Featherstone examines the cases of Norway and Switzerland for lessons on the design and impact of future agreements between the EU and external parties.
Dahrendorf Policy Briefs offer up-to-date analysis of major themes in global affairs, addressing a specific issue and providing recommendations to policymakers.
Lessons Learnt from the EU-Turkey Refugee Agreement
This policy brief suggests a path forward that goes beyond using the agreement as a blanket model that prioritises European domestic policy over Turkish stability.
Are Europe’s wind and solar industries still attractive for Chinese companies?
This policy brief reflects on the present state of Chinese FDI in the European solar and wind sectors, with recommendations for European, and especially German, stakeholders.
The EU is currently developing its new Global Strategy. Sir Robert Cooper argues that strategy is needed but that the machinery that implements it is no less important.
Is the Transatlantic Century Over?
In this Policy Brief from the Dahrendorf Forum, Cora Lacatus explores how changes in the power of the United States will affect the European Union and the future of the Transatlantic relationship.
Towards an EU Global Strategy
The European Union is revising its Security Strategy in light of new challenges. Can the EU meet the need for effective risk assessment and crisis management to create a revolution for external action? This Policy Brief from the Dahrendorf Forum summarises a roundtable with EU and German government officials.
Europe's Role in the World
After 2014, the year of crises, how can Europe take stock of its role in the world? This briefing from the Dahrendorf Forum includes five policy recommendations from former diplomats on building European foreign policy after the rise of ISIS and the Ukrainian conflict.
EU Neighbourhood Policy in Africa
How can the EU be more effective in North Africa? The policy recommendations in this brief from the Dahrendorf Forum include country specific policies, use of micro-level conditionality, and more External Action Service staff.
Dahrendorf Analysis papers cover a wide range of content, including research-in-progress, essays and detailed material targeted at expert audiences.
Under pressure from Russia, migration, terrorism, reduced trade with China, and transatlantic tension, can Europe meet the challenge and shape its future in the world? This Dahrenorf Analysis looks at the EU in the year 2025, with 18 scenarios for its relations with its neighbours and strategic partners.
Bringing Academics Closer to Foreign Policy
Bridging the gap between academia and policy has been the effort of many projects and institutions. In this Dahrendorf Analysis, Julia Himmrich highlights the academic debate about influencing policy and the often cited issues, such as access and communication between researchers and policymakers.
During the past decade, the European perception of Qatar has dramatically changed. This Dahrendorf Analysis illustrates that European foreign policy actors should not underestimate the impact of European discourse on its partners in the Gulf region.
What impact would a Brexit have on the EU?
This Dahrendorf Analysis outlines how Brexit might change the EU by outlining its possible impact in three scenarios for the EU’s future: an EU that falls apart, continues to muddle through, or integrates further.
Forget Fortress Europe: Why European migration policy needs a drastic change of perspective
Annette Jünemann argues that refugees themselves, not states or Europe, should be at the centre of solutions to migration policy.