European Futures is an academic blog from the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Europa Institute which imagines Europe and its futures and provokes thought and debate on the issues facing Europe today.
The blog is an online platform featuring commentary, analysis and insight on Europe and European affairs, broadly defined, by academics and practitioners from the University of Edinburgh and beyond.
We invite contributions on all aspects of the development of European integration, in the European Union and in other multilateral organisations, and those of European states, including wider Europe and the European neighbourhood. What is the European future and what might it be?
Anthony Salamone is PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh; Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group; and Managing Editor of European Futures. His research focuses on the politics of the UK’s EU relations and he comments on UK-EU affairs on his blog, Britain’s Europe.
Dr Tobias Lock is Senior Lecturer in EU Law at the University of Edinburgh; Co-Director of the Edinburgh Europa Institute; and Academic Editor of European Futures. His research focuses on the EU’s multilevel relations with other legal orders, including the European Convention on Human Rights.
OUR EDITORIAL BOARD
Chair of the Editorial Board
Prof Drew Scott FAcSS is Co-Director of the Edinburgh Europa Institute and Professor of European Union Studies at the University of Edinburgh. An economist by training, he specialises in European economic integration, including subsidiarity, Economic and Monetary Union and cohesion.
Dr Emile Chabal is Chancellor’s Fellow in History at the University of Edinburgh. He is affiliated to the University’s Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict and he specialises in postwar French politics, Franco-British relations and the legacies of the French Empire.
Prof Jonathan Crook is Professor of Business Economics and Director of Research in the University of Edinburgh Business School. His research interests include mergers and acquisition, the economics of consumer credit, demand and supply of credit, credit contstraint, scoring and control.
Dr Chad Damro is Co-Director of the Edinburgh Europa Institute, Jean Monnet Chair and Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh. His research areas include international relations, international political economy, transatlantic relations and the EU in the world.
Dr Sotiria Grek is Lecturer in Social Policy and Deputy Director of Research of the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. She is Associate Director of the Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE) and her work focuses on education governance, European integration and knowledge.
Prof Juliet Kaarbo is Professor of Foreign Policy and Postgraduate Adviser in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on political psychology, leadership and decision making, group dynamics, foreign policy analysis, foreign policy roles, and parliamentary political systems.
Owen Kelly OBE is an Associate of the University of Edinburgh Business School. He was previously Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise, where he focused on representing the industry to governments and regulators in Edinburgh, London and Brussels. He has also worked extensively in China and other Asian markets, and in both the UK and Scottish Governments.
Prof Niamh Nic Shuibhne is Professor of European Union Law at the University of Edinburgh. She is Joint Editor of the Common Market Law Review and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges). Her research focuses on substantive EU law from a constitutional perspective, in particular on free movement law.
Prof Jo Shaw FRSA FAcSS is Salvesen Chair of European Institutions and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the field of the EU constitution and institutions, particularly in socio-legal and interdisciplinary perspective.