Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Wade Jacoby ─ Avoiding Monocultures: Uncertainty and the Case for Managed Diversity Within the European Union

Thursday, March 12, 2015

5:30 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

Reception to follow.

Wade Jacoby is Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for the Study of Europe at Brigham Young University. Jacoby is the author of two books, The Enlargement of the EU and Nato: Ordering from the Menu in Central Europe and Imitation and Politics: Redesigning Modern Germany. He has published articles in many journals including World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Politics and Society, European Security, the Review of International Political Economy, the Review of International Organizations, and the British Journal of Industrial Relations. Winner of a number of research fellowships, Jacoby received the DAAD Prize for his scholarship on Germany and the EU in 2006 and was a Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in 2009–10. He has served as chair of the European politics and society section of the American Political Science Association and is past program chair of the European Union Studies Association. Jacoby is co-editor of German Politics and serves on the editorial boards of Governance and European Security. A native of Washington State, he received a BA in European studies from BYU and a PhD in political science from MIT and completed coursework on EC/EU and German foreign and security policy at the University of Bonn.

His paper, Avoiding monocultures: uncertainty and the case for managed diversity within the European Union, can be downloaded here.

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