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Un nouveau chapitre d'Emilie Van Haute en collaboration avec Nicolas Sauger, « Partis politiques et systèmes partisans ».

This edited collection, in honour of the late political scientist Peter Mair, contains original chapters that are directly linked to his theoretical and/or methodological ideas and approaches.

Since the advent of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, a key turning point in terms of the crystallisation of opposition towards the European Union (EU), Euroscepticism has become a transnational phenomenon. The term ‘Euroscepticism’ has become common political language in all EU member states and, with the advent of the Eurozone, refugee and security crises have become increasingly ‘embedded’ within European nation states.

When, why, and how are democratic institutions reformed? This is the broad question guiding this research, rooted in a context of crises of representative democracy. Core democratic rules can be understood as the formal political rules regulating the direct relationship between elites within the political system, parties, and citizens. They are therefore the cornerstone of the functioning of any political system. This book deals with the context, the motives, and the mechanisms explaining the incidence of institutional engineering in consolidated European democracies between 1990 and 2015. It is centred on the choice of political elites to use - or not to use - institutional engineering as a response to the challenges they face.

Book Chapter by Ramona Coman :  "The Resilience, Efficiency and Legitimacy of the EU’s Modes of Governance" in the volume "The crisis of the European Union" edited by Andreas Grimmel.

This book addresses the major challenges confronting the EU, analyses the consequences for the integration project, and develops fresh perspectives on the EU’s future prospects for coping with the most debated, current and upcoming issues, such as the rise of Euroscepticism or the contested idea of an ‘ever-closer union’. Renowned experts in European Studies from the fields of political science, law, economics and sociology provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the different dimensions of the EU’s crisis-laden situation and question whether the EU’s existing problem-solving mechanisms and methods are sufficient to address the imminent tasks.

Nouvel ouvrage dirigé par Min Reuchamps, Emilie van Haute, Jérémy Dodeigne, Audrey Vandeleene, Benjamin Biard et Jean Faniel.

Cet ouvrage marque le 20 ème anniversaire de l'Association belge francophone de science politique. Il offre un regard rétrospectif et prospectif sur la science politique en Belgique francophone et ses contributions en matière d'enseignement, de recherche, et de service à la société.

On y retrouve des contributions de multiples chercheur.e.s du Département et de l'ULB: Amandine Crespy, Ludivine Damay, Eric Fabri, Corinne Gobin, Bérengère Marques-Pereira, David Paternotte, Jean-Benoit Pilet, Andrea Rea, Marie-Catherine Wavreille

What happens when the European Union sets new rules for the provision of cross-border healthcare services that once were conceived for the population living on the national territory? Does Europe destabilize national social solidarity? Do actors that govern the healthcare system further or resist the Europeanization of their national healthcare system?

Taking Austria, a prototypical Bismarckian healthcare system, as an example, this book aims at answering these questions by looking at how actors navigate between national institutional constraints and European opportunities. It presents how new rules on the provision of cross-border healthcare in the European Union have the potential of destabilizing national welfare boundaries.
Taking a sociological approach to Europeanization, it is analysed if and how actors adapt to such new rules.
An added value of the volume is to present the development of Austria's healthcare system in the "longue durée" through four political regime changes over the last 150 years, with European integration as the last wave of transformation to date. It shows that cross-border healthcare provision is already a well integrated practice; and how providers and payers of healthcare deal with European requirements and voice their policy preferences in the Brussels arena. Overall, it suggests both the flexibility and the resilience of the national models of welfare.

Qu’est-ce qu’être supporter ? Quels sont les ressorts de l’engouement, tantôt folklorique, tantôt fanatique, pour une équipe de football ? Les supporters constituent-ils une population à part ? Sont-ils, à l’inverse, des miroirs grossissants ou déformants de nos sociétés ?

L’analyse des supporters dans le football permet de mieux saisir des enjeux de société souvent masqués derrière les aspects sportifs et financiers, comme la politisation des passions sportives, les constructions identitaires, les processus d’intégration sociale ou encore le rapport à la violence.

Plusieurs travaux ont été réalisés sur ces questions, mais ils n’envisagent le supportérisme qu’au niveau des clubs de football. Les comportements des supporters (ou groupes de supporters) des équipes nationales, pourtant riches d’enseignements, n’ont encore jamais fait l’objet d’une analyse académique substantielle.

En 1846, l’un des plus anciens partis en Europe voyait le jour : le parti libéral belge. Le mr et l’Open vld ont donc commémoré, en 2016, le cent soixante-dixième anniversaire de sa naissance.

Paradoxalement pourtant, la trajectoire et les mutations du libéralisme politique belge n’ont pas bénéficié à ce jour de toute l’attention voulue.

L’ambition de cet ouvrage est de répondre à cette carence en privilégiant cinq thématiques : l’histoire du parti, l’évolution de son modèle organisationnel, les transformations idéologiques et programmatiques, sa géographie et sa sociologie électorales, ses perspectives d’avenir.

L’intérêt du sujet est d’autant plus évident que l’Open vld et, plus encore, le mr sont engagés depuis octobre 2014 dans une expérience gouvernementale inédite et qui pose nombre de questions : le Mouvement réformateur est en effet le seul parti francophone de la majorité fédérale. Qui plus est, être l’un des plus anciens partis européens mérite à l’évidence le respect et une analyse approfondie.

Regionalist parties matter. Over the past 40 years, they have played an ever-larger role in West European democracies. Because of their relevance and temporal persistence, their achievements have increasingly become visible not only in electoral arena, but also as regards holding office and policy-making. Enhancing our understanding of these different dimensions of success, this book analyses various types of regionalist party success. Beyond conventional perspectives, the focus of this book is also on how the dimensions of success are related to each other, and in particular to what extent electoral and office success – jointly or alternatively – contribute to policy success. Adopting a common theoretical framework and combining the in-depth knowledge of country experts, each chapter explores the evolution and impact of regionalist parties in regional or federal states, that is the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Switzerland. This allows for a comprehensive and comparative analysis of one of the main political challenges within West-European democracies.


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