European GovernanceThe Europe Center Program
The governance of Europe has constantly been reimagined, debated, and revolutionized. The Europe Center promotes scholarly, interdisciplinary research on the social, political, and economic processes, both historical and contemporary, that have driven the evolution of governance in Europe. This inquiry ranges from questions about the micro processes that lead groups of individuals to develop social and political identities to the identification of the factors that determine the success and failure of international institutions to the impact of governance structures and policies on individuals and societies. This research is central to understanding the history of Europe and the contemporary problems and challenges that it faces. The inquiry also promises to offer important insights about similar developments that face societies around the world.
The Center supports active research programs on European Governance by Stanford faculty and students, and facilitates short-term and long-term research visits by scholars seeking to collaborate and conduct research on this topic. For a description of our funding opportunities, please visit the Grant and Visitor Programs page.
The European Governance seminar series is a forum for leading scholars and practitioners to present ongoing research about transnational, national, and local governance adaptations in Europe. Additional information about this series can be found here.
Events & Presentations
- The European Parliament after Lisbon (and before)
May 29, 2014 FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar Series
- The Future of European Security & Defence
May 22, 2014 FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar Series
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger
- Courts and The Performance of International Organizations: Evidence from the European Union
February 6, 2014 FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar Series
- Career Ambitions and Legislative Participation: The Moderating Effect of Electoral Institutions
October 31, 2013 FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Seminar Series