Author Archives: Ros Lishman

About Ros Lishman

Ros Lishman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and Public Policy at De Montfort University.

Congress to Campus 2016

It’s that time of year again, when Congress to Campus (C2C) rolls into town, including two DMU events on November 29 and 30. This annual week-long programme consists of two former members of the US Congress (FMCs) visiting a range … Continue reading

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Intra-European migration discourses in the Netherlands

My PhD research is about European free movement. Or about migration. Or mobility. No about both. Since it is about how different authorities talk about free movement, it is about the contested perceptions on free movement, sometimes referred to as … Continue reading

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The Muscles from Brussels

To fully understand what the EU is all about we need to consider the factors that have influenced the outcomes that make the EU what it is today. If we take the example of the initial drive towards European integration … Continue reading

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Where are Europe’s leaders?

It is now eight years since the financial crisis that started in the US and then subsequently spread to Europe. Its impact was particularly felt on Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain, with the first initials of these countries being … Continue reading

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Jean Monnet’s contribution to the development of European integration

As I sit writing this blog at the start of the 2016 academic year and with the prospect of a visit of former Members of the European Parliament to the university in a couple of weeks, I am reminded of … Continue reading

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The perils of Brexit

There is a narrative that the EU is a bureaucratic, intrusive and costly organisation that tells the member states what to do. It is a view exacerbated by a concern about migration and is reflected in a rise of Euroscepticism … Continue reading

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