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.

The Eurozone Economic Problems and the Solutions Ahead

The Eurozone Economic Problems and the Solutions Ahead

Author/editor: Ramón Tamames

Year published: 2013

Keywords: European Union, Eurozone, crisis, recession, global financial crisis.

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Culture and Contact: Europe, Australia and the Arts

Culture and Contact: Europe, Australia and the Arts

Author/editor: Robyn Archer AO

Year published: 2013

This briefing paper contains the text of the Robert Schuman lecture, given by Ms Robyn Archer AO on 19 August 2013 at the Australian National University. The annual...

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Water – the European Union’s Position and Vision

Water – the European Union’s Position and Vision

Author/editor: Cristina Stuparu

Year published: 2013

Discussing the European Union (EU) vision of the best ways of promoting acceptance of and respect for the fundamental human right to water, is an extremely complex task...

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Putin’s Annus Mirabilis: Changing the Shape of Eurasia

Putin’s Annus Mirabilis: Changing the Shape of Eurasia

Author/editor: John Besemeres

Year published: 2014

Many foreign observers have joined with commentators within the Russian regime to declare Vladimir Putin’s performance on the world stage during 2013 a triumph. Russians...

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Does the EU need an Asian Pivot? Some Reflections

Does the EU need an Asian Pivot? Some Reflections

Author/editor: Giles Scott-Smith

Year published: 2014

The announcement of an “Asian Pivot” or “Re-Balancing” by President Obama and his then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011-2012 signalled a shift of US interests...

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Galileo – The European GPS: State of play of the European Global Navigations Satellite System and cooperation with Australia

Galileo – The European GPS: State of play of the European Global Navigations Satellite System and cooperation with Australia

Author/editor: Edgar Thielmann

Year published: 2014

The European Union is building up its own global positioning and timing system called Galileo, which is the only Global Positioning System under civil control. So far...

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Towards a New History of European Law 1950-1980

Towards a New History of European Law 1950-1980

Author/editor: Bill Davies

Year published: 2014

Jacques Delors, long-term President of the European Commission during the ‘Golden Age’ of European integration in the 1980s, once famously described the European Union (...

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