Journal of Contemporary European Research

The JCER is an open-access, online journal published by UACES in association with the Student Forum. We publish articles in the subject area of contemporary European studies which includes, but is not limited to, European integration, European public policy, comparative studies, culture and EU external relations. The Journal enables PhD students and early career researchers to disseminate their work alongside established scholars.

Vol 11, No 2 (2015)

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Table of Contents


What’s changed in European (Union) Studies? READ REFLECTION
Steven Kennedy

Research Articles

Legitimating the CAP: The European Commission's Discursive Strategies for Regaining Support for Direct Payments READ ARTICLE
Pieter Zwaan, Gerry Alons
Evaluating the Prevalence and Distribution of Envelope Wages in the European Union: Lessons from a 2013 Eurobarometer Survey READ ARTICLE
Colin C Williams, Ioana A Horodnic, Jan Windebank
Higher Education in Crisis: Some Lessons from Finland and West Germany 1960-1970 READ ARTICLE
Matias Edvard Gardin
Examining the Success of the European Capital of Culture in Sustaining the Cultural Foundations of the European Identity: An Analysis of Media Representations and Journalists’ Views on Liverpool 2008 READ ARTICLE
Cristiano Bee, Charles Clarke
The EU as a Promoter of Human Rights in Bilateral Trade Agreements: The Case of the Negotiations with Vietnam READ ARTICLE
Daniela Sicurelli

Book Reviews

The European Union and Occupied Palestinian Territories: State-Building Without A State READ REVIEW