European Studies

Introduction

The field of European studies has over the decades engaged in extensive research of the plurality and diversity of Europe. Consequently, any focus on Europe has been of an elaborated yet contested one. Moving beyond the “tunnel history” which risks ignoring the relations of domination, exploitation and exclusion of non-Europe that has shaped Europe to the present day.

European Studies give us an interdisciplinary understanding of the origins and development of the history, religion, literature, philosophy, culture, languages and social, political, and economic systems, which have made Western civilization what it is. In addition European Studies,   provide us an opportunity to study contemporary European culture and society and its continuing impact upon today's world. 

This resource guide, prepared by the library staff aims to list useful sources of information on the subject, which are available in JGU Library and elsewhere, both in print and electronic forms. It also includes important links to useful free & open access web resources.

 
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Global Library holds a number of books   on European Studies.

To access updated print collection, visit JGU Library OPAC or shelves at the following class numbers or click on Books on European Studies :

304.4

Social change in Europe

305.5

People by social and economic level in Europe

306.2094

Culture and institution in Europe

320.3094

Politics in Europe

327.094

International relations & Foreign policy

340.094

European Union law, Legal history

340.5

Legal system in Europe

341.23

International law in Europe

342.094

Constitutional and administrative law in Europe

344.094

Labor, social service education, cultural law in Europe

355.031094

Public administration in Europe

363.325094

Social problems and services in Europe

382.9142

Foreign trade in Europe

791.43094

Recreational and performing arts in Europe

940.02

History of Europe

 

 
To access European studies, updated major reference collection, visit shelves (Central Block of the Global Library).  Some reference collection on European studies, as follow:

Reference works, secondary and tertiary sources are the starting point to begin your research. Some major reference works on European studies are listed below. Links to the JGU library catalogue have been provided with the sources that are available in the library.

Handbooks:

 

  
Below is a list of top rated peer-reviewed journals on European Studies.

Title

Publisher

Journal Ranking – SCImago

Journal Ranking – Thomson Reuters ISI

Website

European Union Politics

Sage

1.89

1.774

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JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies

Wiley

1.789

1.603

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European Journal of Political Research

Wiley

1.574

1.478

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West European Politics

Routledge

1.469

1.368

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Journal of European Public Policy

Routledge

1.197

1.399

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Journal of European Integration

Taylor & Francis

0.825

n/a

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European Societies

Taylor & Francis

0.821

0.548

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European Constitutional Law Review

Cambridge University Press

0.727

0.5

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Comparative European Politics

Palgrave

0.611

0.547

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Journal of Contemporary European Studies

Taylor & Francis

0.358

n/a

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Perspectives on European Politics & Society

Taylor & Francis

0.3

n/a

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European Review

Cambridge University Press

0.25

0.171

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European Political Science

Palgrave Macmillan

0.234

0.373

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Journal of European Studies

Sage

0.05

n/a

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European Law Journal

Wiley

n/a

0.803

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European Law Review

Sweet & Maxwell

n/a

0.368

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European Political Science Review

Cambridge University Press

n/a

1.275

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European Security

Taylor & Francis

n/a

n/a

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Journal of Contemporary European Research

Open Access

n/a

n/a

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Southern European Society and Politics

Routledge

n/a

0.406

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Living Reviews in European Governance

Open Access

2.333

n/a

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Newsletters:

European Studies Newsletter (ESN) provides a timely mix of news about the Council for European Studies (CES) and its programming, as well as external jobs, fellowships, calls, and other items of interest to the broad community of those studying Europe. The Newsletter has been continuously published by the Council since the organization's founding in 1970 and is offered as a free service to the Council's constituents.

The Centre for European Policy Studies : The monthly newsletter CEPS News informs us the   activities of all networks and research units at CEPS, as well as of CEPS publications and events.

Reports:

European commission Studies & Reports : Every year, the Commission submits a report to the European Parliament summarizing the results of IAS audits, recommendations and action taken. These reports are very useful for research.

Databases, Online Directories, Portals and Gateways

European Union website - EUROPA is the official EU website that provides access to information published by all EU institutions, agencies and bodies.

Council for European Studies (CES) is to produce, support, and recognize outstanding, multi-disciplinary research on Europe and the European Union (EU) through a wide range of programs and initiatives. These include fellowships, grants, publications, awards, conferences and meetings, public lectures and symposia, as well as direct research.

European patents Office (EPO) : It  is one of the two organs of the European Patent Office (EPOr), the other being the Administrative Council The EPO acts as executive body for the Organisation while the Administrative Council acts as its supervisory body as well as, to a limited extent, its legislative body.

The European Commission (EC) is the 'engine room' of the EU. It is one of 3 main EU institutions; the other two are the european parliament (EP) and the council of the European union. The commissions prepares legislation for adoption by the council of the European union.

Europe Portal provides information for the European citizen, to know your rights and to find practical tips to help you move around the EU. It also gives easy access to practical information and online government services for companies looking for business in another country.

Transitions online (TOL) is a nonprofit organization established to strengthen the professionalism, independence and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union. 

Think Tank Directory Europe  : This Online Directory contains information about the most important think tanks in the European Union. It will cover size, funding, areas of research and product range of every single organisation. Thus, it will cover all necessary information for journalists, scholars.

Erawatch provides information on European, national and regional research policies, and programmes in the EU and beyond.

Eulisses gives easy access to EU and national information on the social security rights and obligations of citizens on the move in Europe.

UNC European Studies News and views from the Center for European Studies, an EU Center of Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill

European Parliament  provides latest news from EU Parliament.

Europa is the official internet gateway to the European Union. One of the best ways to search the site is through Search Europa.

Europe Direct provides information about EU policy, advice on practical issues such as how to obtain a residence permit, and contact details for organisations. 

European Documentation Centres joint home page aims to help researchers and students to find reliable information about the European Union on the Internet, from both official and non-official sources.

European Employment Services (EURES) is the European job mobility portal, which makes it easier to find information on jobs and learning opportunities in other European Countries.

Register of Interest Representatives is a voluntary register of interest groups lobbying to influence the decision-making and policy formulation of the European Institutions.

European Values Study : A large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program on basic human values.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe : Regional Security Organization with 55 participating states from Europe, Central Asia and North America.

 

 
Media

EuroNews: This website is devoted to the rapid dissemination of   news from European television (in seven languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian).

Granta Magazine  : It is a literary magazine and publisher in the United Kingdom whose mission centres on its "belief in the power and urgency of the story, both in fiction and non-fiction, and the story’s supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real

Prospect Magazine  : It is a monthly British general interest magazine, specialising in politics, economics and current affairs. Topics include British, European, and US politics, social issues, art, literature, cinema, science, the media, history, philosophy, and psychology. It features a mixture of lengthy analytic articles, first-person reportage, one-page columns, and shorter, quirkier items.

EU digest : This Digest features exclusive interviews with high-level government officials and regional newsmakers, while providing original, incisive analysis and commentary by leading issue experts, area specialists and policy practitioners. From defense and security to geopolitics and political economy, each edition of CED covers the most important issue areas on the transatlantic agenda.

France culture: It is a French public radio channel and part of Radio France. Its programming encompasses a wide variety of features on historical, philosophical, sociopolitical, and scientific themes (including debates, discussions, and documentaries), as well as literary readings, radio plays, and experimental productions

BBC EUROPE  : It is a British public radio channel and part of Radio BBC. Its programming encompasses a wide variety of features on historical, philosophical, sociopolitical, and scientific themes (including debates, discussions, and documentaries), as well as literary readings, radio plays, and experimental productions

Eurozine : It is Europe's leading cultural magazines

Audio Visual Lecture & Tutorials:

Centre for European Studies Multimedia Archive :  This link provide a very good collection of video archive on European Studies.

European Graduate School video lecture archive : This link provide us a seminar series on banking and the   talk for the European Studies Centre seminar series on banking and the economic recession

University of Oxford video archive : This link provide a very good collection of video lecture archive on European Studies

E-Archives:

Master theses on European Studies : This link allow us to explore the different master theses submitted in the University of   Twente

European Research Papers Archive  :  An archive for research materials on European   studies.

Archive of European Integration : An archive of European integration

  
Europe and India

  • Goethe Institute, is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.
  • Euro India Research helps Indian organizations access and benefit from EU funding in Research and Development. EIRC will achieve this through a permanent platform for co-operation between India and the European Union that will promote co-operation at a research level. 
  • Alliance Française de Delhi – French cultural and language institute.
  • The Council of EU Chambers of Commerce promotes commercial and economic relations between India and Members of the European Union.

Europe and Asia

  • Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya has successfully established itself as one of Southeast Asia’s leading institutions for social science postgraduate research and teaching.
  • University Research Priority Program (URPP) Asia and Europe of Zurich University explores exchanges and encounters that have taken and continue to take place between Asia and Europe in the areas of culture, law, religion and society.

Geo-politics

  • Cyprus conflict – an educational website
  • European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)
  • Europe-Asia Studies is the principal academic journal in the world focusing on the history and current political, social and economic affairs of the countries of the former 'communist bloc' of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia.
  • Asia-Europe Journal is a quarterly journal dedicated to publishing quality academic papers and policy discussions on common challenges facing Asia and Europe that help to shape narratives on the common futures – including both risks and opportunities – of Asia and Europe.
  • Journal of Indo-European Studies serves as a medium for the exchange and synthesis of information relating to the anthropology, archaeology, mythology, philology, and general cultural history of the Indo-European speaking peoples. 
  • Journal of Indo-European Studies serves as a medium for the exchange and synthesis of information relating to the anthropology, archaeology, mythology, philology, and general cultural history of the Indo-European speaking peoples. 

Research Institutes and networks:

 
Blogs & Forums

EU blogs provides a personal, insider’s view on EU affairs, with links to several blogs, including those of the EU Commissioners and some senior Commission staff in individual EU member countries.

The European Citizens' Consultations is the first-ever pan-European debate involving citizens from all 27 Member States.

European Public Policy Blog - Google's views on government, politics and policy in Europe.

Friends of Europe provides an open forum for debate among EU and national policymakers, NGOs, business leaders, the media and civil society.

Your Voice in Europe enables all who wish to have their say in debates on the European Union and its future, discuss issues directly with leading figures and exchange views with other citizens interested in the same topics.

The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) provides an independent forum for informed debate and discussion of European affairs. It is directly involved in promoting research and teaching in European Studies as well as bringing together academics with practitioners active in European affairs.

Facebook

CERL - Consortium of European Research Libraries : CERL seeks to share resources and expertise between research libraries with a view to improving access to, as well as exploitation and preservation of the European printed heritage in the hand-press period (up to c. 1830). The organization was founded in 1992 on the initiative of research libraries in many European countries.access to, as well as exploitation and preservation of the European printed heritage in the hand-press period (up to c. 1830). The organisation was formed in 1992 on the initiative of research libraries in many European countries and legally came into being in June 1994. Welcome to this group

European Union (EU) is a politico-economic supranational union and confederation of member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU operates through a system of supranational institutions and intergovernmental negotiated decisions by the member states.

Twitter

UNC European Studies News and views from the Center for European Studies, an EU Center of Excellence at UNC-Chapel Hill

European Parliament It provides the latest news from EU Parliament.

EuropeanPatentOffice It provides the latest European Patent news

LinkedIn

ARENA Centre for European Studies  :  ARENA is a centre of basic research at the University of Oslo studying the evolving European political order.

Institute for European Studies, VUB : The Institute advances academic education and research in European Studies , and provides services to policy-makers, scholars, stakeholders and the general public. The IES specifically explores EU institutions, policies and law within the context of globalization and global governance, including a focus on the EU in international affairs and institutions. 

  
International

Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) : Throughout the academic year, CERES hosts a vibrant series of seminars, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, symposia and conferences.

Conference Alerts: This website provide all the updates about upcoming conference event of your interest in India and worldwide. It covers an array of topics like Business and Economics, Social Sciences & Humanities, Law, Education, Health and medicine etc. To get regular update on upcoming conference, you can set up an email alert.

Allconferencealerts : This website provides all the updates about upcoming conference event of your interest in India. To get regular update on upcoming conference, you can set up an email alert.

University of Pittsburgh Conference: In cooperation with academic departments and professional schools at the University of Pittsburgh, the European Union Center of Excellence/ European Studies Center sponsors academic and policy conferences covering a variety of topics.

Conference organized by the Council for European Studies : Throughout the academic year, CES hosts a vibrant series of seminars, lectures, panel discussions, symposia and conferences.

   
Centre for European studies (CES) Offers funding a variety of fellowships, grant and awards, the council recognizes and encourages outstanding scholarly work on Europe

   - Graduate students to engage in research and internships,
   - faculty research, and
   - postdoctoral fellowships for graduates of the European Union Institute in Florence.

Council for European Studies (CES) offers a variety of fellowships, grant and awards, the council recognizes and encourages outstanding scholarly work on Europe by awarding prizes to those whose work has significantly advances the field of European Studies.

University of Texas (Centre for European Studies) CES offers a number of funding opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.

University of Berkeley : Offers a variety of fellowships, grant and awards, the council recognizes and encourages outstanding scholarly work on Europe.

   -Graduate students to engage in research and internships,
   - faculty research

 

 
Subject Guides of other Library websites

University of Twente Subject Guide on:  European Studies

University of Victoria Subject Guide on European Studies

Brigham Young University Subject Guide on European Studies

Royal Holloway University of London Subject Guide on European Studies

 
Acknowledgements

Staff of Global Library gratefully acknowledge contribution of Mr. Buddhi Prakash Chauhan, Library Director for his leadership in preparation of this Resource Guide, and Dr. Rohee Dasgupta, Associate Professor and Executive Director of Centre for European Studies (CES) for evaluating the draft and making valuable additions to the resource guide.