Briefing Papers

The ANU Centre for European Studies Briefing Papers are an interdisciplinary series that aims to provide a concise overview of the latest research that promotes greater understanding of issues relating to Europe, the European Union and the Europe-Australia relationship.

The ANU Centre for European Studies Briefing Papers are an interdisciplinary series that aims to provide a concise overview of the latest research that promotes greater understanding of issues relating to Europe, the European Union and the Europe-Australia relationship. They serve as a summary of these issues, and as a ready information source for the preparation of submissions, media releases or reports for use by university students, government departments, diplomats and other interested parties, as well as the general public.

The Briefing Papers showcase the work of the centre, providing an avenue of public outreach for the broad range of workshops, seminars, public lectures and conferences that form the Centre’s work program. They showcase, too, the research projects supported by the centre through its appointment of highly qualified scholars as staff members, postdoctoral research fellows, adjuncts and associates, and by its competitive visiting fellowship program. 

Submissions

While briefing papers will emerge primarily from the Centre’s work program, unsolicited contributions are also welcome. Authors should bear the following in mind: Papers should be approximately 4000 – 5000 words, inclusive of references, and comprise an overview or synopsis of research themes, aims and projected outcomes. Papers should be accessible to the non-specialist or non-academic audience; please avoid writing in an overly-dense style and avoid jargon or, where unavoidable, include a clear explanation and keep uses to a minimum. Citations should also be kept to a minimum but when used should be in-text, using the author date style. A short list of references, containing only works cited, should appear at the end. All briefing papers will be subject to double blind review prior to publication.

All enquiries and submissions should be directed to the series editors: Annmarie Elijah or Jacqueline Lo.

Equality and Convergence in Nordic Societies in the Long Run: Europe and Other Comparative Mirrors

Author/editor: Jari Eloranta|Jari Ojala|Jaakko Pehkonen |Lars Christian Bruno

Year published: 2016

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Australia – European Union Cooperative Security in a new strategic environment

Year published: 2015

Recent developments in violent extremism and cyber security breaches demonstrate that cross border security issues impact not only on the nation but on regional and...

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Sino Russian relations under Putin and Xi Jinping

Author/editor: Kyle Wilson|Stephen Fortescue|Rebecca Fabrizi

Year published: 2015

On 19 November 2014 the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies hosted a seminar for an invited audience of public servants and academics on the...

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Russia: what’s next?

Author/editor: Richard Rigby (Chair)

Year published: 2015

ANUCES Roundtable Summary On 23 June 2015 the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies hosted a public roundtable to discuss current developments in...

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ANUCES Roundtable Summary - The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Implications for Australia and the Asia-Pacific

ANUCES Roundtable Summary - The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Implications for Australia and the Asia-Pacific

Author/editor: Maria Garcia|John Ravenhill|Jiro Okomoto|John Leslie|Annmarie Elijah|Don Kenyon |Pierre van der Eng

Year published: 2014

In 2013 the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) announced the start of negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The...

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The Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act 1998

Author/editor: Eliza Kaczynska-Nay

Year published: 2009

The aim of this paper is to evaluate briefly the impact of the Human Rights Act (HRA) – sometimes understood as the United Kingdom’s Bill of Rights (Klug 2007) - on the...

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Ukraine: A Sharp Turn Eastwards

Ukraine: A Sharp Turn Eastwards

Author/editor: John Besmeres

Year published: 2010

Ukraine: A Sharp Turn Eastwards examines the growing closeness between Ukraine and Russia since the narrow victory of the pro-Moscow candidate Viktor Yanukovych in the...

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EU Analogical Identity - Or the Ties that Link (Without Binding)

EU Analogical Identity - Or the Ties that Link (Without Binding)

Author/editor: Pablo Jiménez

Year published: 2010

From the political point of view, European Union (EU) integration implies some kind of unity in the community constituted by EU citizens. Unity is difficult to attain if...

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