Research Focus

From Delegation to Dialogue: A Shift in European Policymaking

February 3, 2015

When Uwe Puetter, professor in the Department of Public Policy and director of the Center for European Union Research, started to work on his research into the changing role of the European Council and the Council of the European Union (or the Council in short) in 2007-08, he was met with skepticism. It took the Euro crisis to convince skeptics of the relevancy of the European Council.

Even Our Definition of Child Trafficking is Wrong

November 18, 2014

Child trafficking doesn't mean selling babies to rich American parents. It means the exploitation and coercion of children. Zsuzsanna Vidra, research fellow at the Center for Policy Studies studies child trafficking in Hungary.

Protecting Journalists and Ending the Cycle of Impunity

November 3, 2014

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), since 1992, a staggering 1,072 journalists have been killed and in more than half of these cases, the murderers went unpunished. Recently, the beheadings of two Western journalists at the hands of ISIS shocked the world and, perhaps, opened more people's eyes to the dangers journalists face. However, threats, harassment and bodily injury are not limited to journalists working in war zones or those who live and work in places where media is tightly controlled.

Revealing the Extent of Data Breaches

October 7, 2014

This May, the Court of Justice of the European Union passed the “Right to Be Forgotten” ruling, a landmark proposal meant to strengthen already-existing protections of European citizens' personal data by erasing personal online data after it is no longer necessary. The previous legislation (dating back to 1995) was out of synch with the digital age and, as  Director of CEU's Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) Phil Howard is highlighting in his latest research, Europeans had cause for concern.

Game on the Loose: Reparations Near Kruger National Park

We are generally used to hearing positive things about conservation efforts and wildlife preservation. But imagine a four-ton elephant ramming through an electric fence and trampling your crops or a lion on the hunt for your cattle. These are very real issues for people who live on and work the land surrounding the 2-million hectare, world-renowned Kruger National Park (KNP) in South Africa.