Building Europe And Its Impact On Wellbeing

In recent years, the pillars on which the European Union has been built are staggering, mainly due to economic and political reasons. Recently, there have been several signs demonstrating that the EU lacks strong, coordinated and powerful institutions to face the different challenges that affect populations. Climate change, refugee crises, and immigration are some of the topics that need an urgent and a global response from a collective and European point of view.

More research focused on European Union negotiation, decision-making and implementation processes needs to be conducted. For this purpose, PPC researchers, both from Pompeu Fabra University and Johns Hopkins University (who have studied the development of the United States as a federal state), are addressing those and other issues in the Working Group on the impact of the economic, financial, and political integration of the European Union on the well-being of European populations.

Member researchers: Javier Arregui, Andrea Noferini, Visnja Vukov.


Selected papers and forthcoming publications:

Bruszt, L. and V. Vukov (2018) "Governing market integration and development - lessons from Europe's Eastern and Southern peripheries: Introduction to the Special Issue" Studies in Comparative International Development 53(2):153–168

Bruszt, L. and V. Vukov (2017) "Making states for the Single Market. European integration and the reshaping of economic states in the Southern and Eastern peripheries of Europe." West European Politics 40(4): 663-687

Arregui, J. (2016). "Determinants of Bargaining Satisfaction Across Policy Domains in the European Union Council of Ministers", Journal of Common Market Studies.

Arregui, J. (2016). "Implementación y Cumplimiento de la Legislación Europa en los Estados Miembros (1986-2010)".Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto.

Arregui, J (2016). "Teoría y Metodología del Proceso Político de la UE". Revista Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto.

Arregui, J. (2015). "Relaciones Económicas UE-EEUU: Negociación e Implicaciones del TTIP". Revista CIDOB d´Afers Internacionals, Vol. 110: pp. 43-66.

Arregui, J. (2015). "Poder y Capacidad de Influencia de los Estados Miembros en el Consejo de la Unión Europea". Documento de Trabajo Real Instituto Elcano 11/2015.

Arregui, J., Thomson, R. (2014)."Domestic Adjustment Costs, Interdependence and Dissent in the Council of the European Union".European Journal of Political Research 53: pp. 692-708.