Critical European Studies: What, Why and How?

What are "critical" European studies? Who needs them and why? How does a researcher of contemporary Europe or the European Union (EU) take, or fail to take, a critical approach?

In this episode of Ideas on Europe, five PhD and early-career researchers discuss their work and interests in critical approaches to European Studies. Recorded at the UACES Graduate Forum Conference, KU Leuven, July 2018 ( |

Vanessa Bilancetti (University of Rome La Sapienza)
Vladimir Bortun (University of Portsmouth)
Rachael Dickson (Queen's University Belfast)
Charlotte Godziewski (University of Sheffield)
Rasmus Hovedskov Hansen (University of Sheffield)

Links to the speakers' recommended reading:

1. 'Analysing Policy: What's the Problem Represented to Be?' Carol Lee Bacchi:
2. 'Alternative methodologies: learning critique as a skill' Bal Sokhi-Bulley:
3. 'Discourses and Counter-discourses on Europe: From the Enlightenment to the EU' Edited by Manuela Ceretta, Barbara Curli:
4. JCMS Special Issue 2016: Another Theory is Possible: Dissident Voices in Theorising Europe:

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