ANU Centre for European Studies - Working Papers

As part of its commitment to publish innovative and topical Europe-related research being undertaken by scholars and PhD students affiliated at ANU, the Centre initiated a Working Paper Series in May 2010. Given the work-in-progress nature of the Working Paper Series, authors welcome helpful comments on their work with the object of subsequent publication in a refereed journal or book.

European Human Rights 1919-1950: From Negative to Positive Example? The Prioritisation of ‘First Generation’ Rights?

The United Nations General Assembly’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the Council of Europe’s Convention on Human Rights (1950) were contrasting responses to the ‘paradigm shift’ in social and political attitudes induced by the dysfunctional behaviour of the western world’s economic and financial systems, and the attendant social trauma, political extremism, war-mongering and racism of the preceding twenty years...Read more

Bank tax in Hungary

Bank tax in Hungary Quick analysis on a debated pioneering step The idea is not popular Down UnderRead more

Author/Editor: Krisztina Osvát, Szabolcs Osvát
Publication Date: September 2010

What Soul for Europe? Unity, Diversity & Identity in the EU

Political integration has been part of the European project from its very beginnings. As far back as the early seventies there was concern in Brussels that an ingredient was missing in the political integration process. ‘Output legitimacy’ – the permissive consensus citizens grant to a government that is ‘delivering’, even if they do not participate in setting its goals – could not sustain unification indefinitely. Such a lacking ingredient – or... Read more

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