Think Tank Review – December Issue Preview

The library team is selecting publications for the next Think Tank Review (TTR), which we plan to release around 20 December. Here is a quick preview of papers published by think tanks in November. TTR 19 will include a wider coverage of sources and policy areas, as well as abstracts in English.

Previous issues of the TTR are available here; the papers already included in our repository (by now around 1000) are indexed here.

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TTR – December preview

Institutional aspects are usually well-represented present in our selection, and that is the case this time too, as think tanks are still assessing the new institutional balance:

  • Centre for European Policy Studies
    Who calls the shots in the committees of the new European Parliament?
    by Sonia Piedrafita
    Link to the article in English
  • Terra nova
    Une analyse politique de la Commission Juncker : une nouvelle dynamique est-elle née ?
    by Pénélope Debreu
    Link to the article in French
  • Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute
    Euroscepticism or europhobia: voice vs. exit?
    by Yves Bertoncini and Nicole Koenig
    Link to the article in English, in French and in German
  • Fondation Robert Schuman
    Overcoming democratic breakdown in the European Union
    by Julien Zalc
    Link to the article in English and in French

Predictably, various papers deal with economic governance and the banking union:

  • Bruegel
    Eurosystem collateral policy and framework: was it unduly changed?
    by Guntram B. Wolff
    Link to the article in English
  • Case – Centrum Analiz Społeczno-Ekonomicznych (Center for Social and Economic Research)
    Is Europe overbanked?
    by Marco Pagano
    Link to the article in English and Polish
  • Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs)
    Wirtschaftspolitische Koordinierung in der Europäischen Union: Europäisierung ohne Souveränitätsverlust
    by Peter Becker
    Link to the article in German
    Die Bankenunion verspricht mehr, als sie halten kann : Bankenrettungen mit Steuergeldern sind nach wie vor wahrscheinlich
    by Ognian Hishow and Paweł Tokarski
    Link to the article in German

The results of the last NATO Summit in Wales in September have been analysed in various papers:

  • Istituto Affari Internazionali
    NATO’s posture after the Wales Summit
    by Guillaume Lasconjarias
    Link to the article in English
    After the NATO Wales Summit: prospects for international security
    by Giulia Formichetti and Paola Tessari
    Link to the article in English
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
    After the Wales Summit: an assessment of NATO’s strategic agenda
    by Aylin Matlé and Alessandro Scheffler
    Link to the article in English

Migration issues have also triggered some discussion in November:

  • Fundación para las relaciones internacionales y el diálogo exterior (Foundation for International Relations and Foreign Dialogue)
    Integrating EU defence and migration policies in the Mediterranean
    by Roderick Parkes
    Link to the article in English
  • Centre for European Policy Studies
    Rethinking the attractiveness of EU labour immigration policies: comparative perspectives on the EU, the US, Canada and beyond
    by Sergio Carrera, Elspeth Guild and Katharina Eisele
    Link to the article in English

Finally, the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall obviously attracted attention from various think tanks:

  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
    Perspectives on reunified Germany – Impressions from Poland
    by Bartosz T. Wieliński
    Link to the article in English
    25 years of German-Hungarian relations since 1989, the year the Iron Curtain Fell
    by Bence Bauer and András Hettyey
    Link to the article in English
  • Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale
    25 anni dopo, le eredità del Muro di Berlino
    Link to the special issue in Italian


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