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Thursday 19 April

9:30-10:00 Registration and coffee


Welcome – opening of conference, SEB-salen

10:30-12:00 Paper session 1 Panel – Europe in the World (Room D31) Panel – Political Parties and Europe (Room D34)


Lunch (including board-meeting), Handelsrätten


Paper session 2 Panel – European Law (Room D34) Panel – Europe and its Neighborhood (Room D31) Panel – European Policy-making Processes and Outcomes (Room C33)




Paper session 3 Panel – Mass-elite Connections in European Politics (Room D31) Panel – The Politics of Security (Room D34)


Keynote lecture: Catherine de Vries (Room SEB-salen) “Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration”

19:30 Conference dinner, Hotel Riverton


Friday 20 April

9:00-10:30 Paper session 4 Panel – Commissions, Courts, and Interest Groups (Room C33) Panel – Voting in Europe (Room D31) Panel – Globalization, Trade and Competition (Room D34)



11:00-12:30 Keynote lecture: Frank Schimmelfennig (Room D33) “EU enlargement: still the most successful foreign policy of the EU?”


Lunch, Handelsrätten


Paper session 5 Panel – Politics and Governance in Southeastern Europe (Room D31) Panel – Multi-level, multi-speed Europe (Room C33)


PAPER SESSION I (Thursday 19 April, 10:30-12:00)

Europe in the World

(Thursday 19 April, 10:30-12:00)

Room: D31

Chair: Anna Michalski

Discussant: Ann-Kristin Jonasson


Lisbeth Aggestam University of Gothenburg

Performing Leadership in EU Foreign Policy: The Role of the High Representative in the European Union Global Strategy


Anja K. Franck, Patricia Lorenzoni, Ueli Stager & Fredrik Söderbaum University of Gothenburg

’We are the good guys!’ Representations of Europe as a normative power


Ciwan M. Can Fudan University/Uppsala University

Regional Balancing in Northern Europe and U.S. Primacy


Political Parties and Europe

(Thursday 19 April, 10:30-12:00)

Room: D34

Chair: Maria Oskarson

Discussant: Johan Hellström


Mats Öhlén & Martin Karlsson Dalarna University College, Örebro University

East-West convergence or divergence? Ideological positions within the Christian democratic European party family 1990-2015


Thomas Persson, Moa Mårtensson & Christer Karlsson
Uppsala University
Eurosceptic Challenger Parties and Political Opposition in European Union Politics: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?


Sofie Blombäck Mid Sweden University

Party based conflict in parliaments in Western Europe


PAPER SESSION II (Thursday 19 April, 13:30-15:00)

European Law

(Thursday 19 April, 13:30-15:00)

Room: D34

Chair: Daniel Naurin Discussant: Karin Leijon


Olof Larsson & Daniel Naurin University of Gothenburg, University of Oslo

The Effect of Political Preferences among CJEU Judges and their Appointing Governments


Julian Dederke ETH Zurich

The Salience and Portrayal of CJEU Decisions in the Media


Andreas Hofmann

Free University Berlin

Who Goes to Court? Corporate Litigants and the Asymmetry of EU Law


Europe and its Neighborhood

(Thursday 19 April, 13:30-15:00) Room: D31

Chair: Ketevan Bolkvadze

Discussant: Adrian Hyde-Price


Ann-Kristin Jonasson University of Gothenburg

Constructions of democratic values and practices in the EU’s Neighborhood Policy


Fredrik Söderbaum & Sören Stapel University of Gothenburg

European influence over regional organizations in Africa


Mahama Tawat

Malmö University

The 2015 EU-Africa Malta Agreement on Immigration: Ideas, Interests and Institutions.


European Policy-making Processes and Outcomes

(Thursday 19 April, 13:30-15:00)

Room: C33

Chair: Urban Strandberg

Discussant: Markus Johansson


Mats Braun Södertörn University

The Role of Subregional Groupings within the EU: the Case of the Visegrad Countries and the EU’s Climate and Energy Policy


Maria Massaro Chalmers University of Technology

The art of lobbying the EU institutions: lessons from the policy field of radio spectrum


Alex Brianson & Malin Stegmann McCallion Karlstad University

Bang-a-Boomerang: Sweden and Differentiated Integration after Brexit


PAPER SESSION III (Thursday 19 April, 15:15-16:30)

Mass-elite Connections in European Politics

(Thursday 19 April, 15:15-16:30)

Room: D31

Chair: Jonas Hinnfors Discussant: Magnus Blomgren


Anamaria Dutceac Segesten & Michael Bossetta Lund University , Copenhagen University

Can Euroscepticism contribute to a European Public Sphere? Europeanized Media Discourses about Euroscepticism across six European countries


Christian Elmelund-Praestekaer, André Freire, Heiko Giebler, Patrik Öhberg, Wolfgang Rüdig & Bernhard Wessels University of Southern Denmark, Lisbon University Institute, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, University of Gothenburg, University of Strathclyde, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Ill-times Responsiveness? The Erosion of the European Integration Elite Consensus


Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca & Steven Lloyd Wilson University of Gothenburg, University of Nevada

The 2017 French Presidential and Legislative Elections Campaigns in Social Media: Trends, Popularity, and Ideological Distance


The Politics of Security

(Thursday 19 April, 15:15-16:30)

Room: D34

Chair: Lisbeth Aggestam

Discussant: Niklas Bremberg


Adrian Hyde-Price University of Gothenburg

Brexit and the European Security System: Problems and Paradoxes


Hedvid Ördén Stockholm University

A Total Defence of the Mind: Citizen Judgement as an Arena for Security


Anna Michalski & August Danielson Uppsala University

Crises, Dissention and Socialization: How do European Crises impact on the Socialization in the Political and Security Committee of the EU?


PAPER SESSION IV (Friday 20 April, 9:00-10:30)

Commissions, Courts, and Interest Groups

(Friday 20 April, 9:00-10:30) Room: C33

Chair: Carl Dahlström

Discussant: Olof Larsson


Frida Börang, Daniel Naurin & Jonathan Polk University of Gothenburg, University of Oslo, University of Gothenburg

Making Space. A cross-country comparison of party and interest group positioning in multiple policy dimensions


Andreas Moberg

University of Gothenburg

The Commission “charges” Poland under Article 7 TEU, but where is the Court?


Ketevan Bolkvadze University of Gothenburg

To Reform, or to Resist? Incentives for fighting judicial corruption in hybrid Regimes


Voting in Europe

(Friday 20 April, 9:00-10:30) Room: D31

Chair: Mikael Gilljam

Discussant: Linda Berg


Daphne van der Pas & Constanza Sanhueza Petrarca University of Amsterdam, University of Gothenburg

Do voters support parties that are more diverse?


Laura Lungu University of Gothenburg

Against the Establishment: Labour Market Outsiders and Anti-Political Establishment Attitudes


Dennis Andersson & Henrik Oscarsson University of Gothenburg

We want a national referendum! How issue positions on Swexit, Nato-membership, refugee policy and nuclear power affect specific attitudes towards referendum


Globalization, Trade, and Competition 

(Friday 20 April, 9:00-10:30)

Room: D34

Chair: Claes Alvstam

Discussant: Claes Alvstam


Mark Nance North Carolina State University / University of Gothenburg

Compensating the Losers: The history and impact of the European Globalization Adjustment Fund


Per Cramér University of Gothenburg

Brexit, Trump and global free trade


Brian Shaev Leiden University

“The Economy is Our Destiny”: Socialists and the Birth of European Competition Law, 1950-1962”


PAPER SESSION V (Friday 20 April, 13:30-15:00)

Politics and Governance in Southeastern Europe

(Friday 20 April, 13:30-15:00) Room: D31

Chair: Andrea Spehar

Discussant: Nina Carlsson


Cem Mert Dalli Lund University

Mobilizing European Turks: Turkey’s Soft-balancing towards the EU


Gazmend Gjyshinca Marmara University

Turkish foreign policy towards the Western Balkans EU potential candidate countries: a case study of Kosovo


Alexandra Bousiou & Andrea Spehar University of Gothenburg

Governance responses to the “refugee crisis” and beyond: The case of Lesvos


Multi-level, multi-speed Europe 

(Friday 20 April, 13:30-15:00)

Room: C33

Chair: Rutger Lindahl

Discussant: Andreas Hofmann


Inga Narbutaite Aflaki & Magnus Lindh Karlstad University

Applied co-creation in a context of multilevel governance


Niklas Bremberg

Uppsala University & Swedish Institute for International Affairs

National independence and European integration: Scotland’s and Catalonia’s democratic challenges to the political order in the European Union


Monika Bauhr & Nicholas Charron University of Gothenburg

United We Stand? Assessing Public Attitudes of European Economic Integration