Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies The Europe Center Stanford University



New Rhetoric of the National Front
Stanford scholar views France's nationalistic politics with a historical eye

French literature professor and Europe Center faculty affiliate Cécile Alduy investigates the rhetorical metamorphosis that is contributing to the meteoric rise of France's right-wing National Front political party led by Marine Le Pen. Read more »


Legacy of the First World War
Adam Tooze Delivers The Europe Center Lectureship on Europe and the World

With the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War as his backdrop, Tooze spoke about the history of the transformation of the global power structure that followed from Germany’s decision to provoke America’s declaration of war in 1917. He advanced a powerful explanation for why the First World War rearranged political and economic structures across Eurasia and the British Empire, sowed the seeds of revolution in Russia and China, and laid the foundations of a new global order that began to revolve around the United States.


Scottish Referendum 2014
Scottish independence vote is 'identity crisis' for the UK, Stanford faculty say

Stanford scholar Christophe Crombez says that a Scottish referendum on whether to exit the United Kingdom could leave the latter with an 'identity crisis' of sorts. The economic costs would be minimal for Scotland, he suggests.

June 24, 2014
Journal Article: "A Nation of Immigrants: Assimilation and Economic Outcomes in the Age of Mass Migration," written by Ran Abramitzky, Leah Platt Boustan and Katherine Eriksson

Journal Article: "Preferences for International Redistribution: The Divide over the Eurozone Bailouts," written by Michael Bechtel, Jens Hainmueller and Yotam Margalit

Journal Article: "Legislative Activity and Gridlock in the European Union," written by Christophe Crombez and Simon Hix

Journal Article: "German Jewish Émigrés and U.S. Invention," written by Petra Moser, Alessandra Voena, and Fabian Waldinger

Journal Article: "Technology and the Era of the Mass Army," written by Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato, Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage



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