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July 1st, 2014

Stanford scholar views France's nationalistic politics with a historical eye

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center in the news: Stanford Report on June 26, 2014

French literature professor and Europe Center faculty affiliate Cécile Alduy investigates the rhetorical metamorphosis that is contributing to the meteoric rise of France's right-wing National Front political party led by Marine Le Pen. Read more »



June 24th, 2014

Journal Article: "Technology and the Era of the Mass Army," written by Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato, Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage

The Europe Center News

Written by Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca), Kenneth Scheve (Stanford University), and David Stasavage (New York University), this article investigates the influence of technology on the size of armies, using data from thirteen great powers between the years of 1600 of 2000. Read more »



June 9th, 2014

Scottish independence vote is 'identity crisis' for the UK, Stanford faculty say

The Europe Center, FSI Stanford in the news: Stanford Report on June 9, 2014

Stanford scholar Christophe Crombez says that a Scottish referendum on whether to exit the United Kingdom could leave the latter with an 'identity crisis' of sorts. The economic costs would be minimal for Scotland, he suggests. Read more »


Fukuyama reflects on 'End of History'

CDDRL, FSI Stanford in the news: The Wall Street Journal on June 6, 2014

Twenty-five years after the release of his landmark essay, "The End of History?," FSI Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow Francis Fukuyama stands by his initial arguments, offering some reflections and new insights in a recent article for The Wall Street Journal. Despite recent democratic shortcomings, Fukuyama reaffirms that liberal democracy still has no real competitors, emphasizing that the power of the democratic ideal remains immense.




June 6th, 2014

The Europe Center June 2014 Newsletter

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May 8th, 2014

Adam Tooze Delivers The Europe Center Lectureship on Europe and the World

The Europe Center News

With the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War as his backdrop, Tooze spoke about the history of the transformation of the global power structure that followed from Germany’s decision to provoke America’s declaration of war in 1917. He advanced a powerful explanation for why the First World War rearranged political and economic structures across Eurasia and the British Empire, sowed the seeds of revolution in Russia and China, and laid the foundations of a new global order that began to revolve around the United States. Read more »


The Europe Center May 2014 Newsletter

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