Pittsburgh Papers on the European Union


The Pittsburgh Papers on the European Union proudly announces the publication of its first paper, “The Shaping of EU-Mercosur Relations: From Altruism to Pragmatism and Liberalism to Illiberalism,” by Carolyn M. Dudek. 


Dr. Dudek is Associate Professor of Political Science at Hofstra University.   Her study examines how EU policy has shaped EU-Mercosur relations and contrasts EU orientation to the policies of the US, the historic hegemon in the region. It focuses, in particular, on Spain’s role in spearheading efforts to promote EU-Latin American relations and how EU competition policy’s break-up of monopolies in Europe spurred increased investment in Latin America, especially the Southern Cone. 


The Pittsburgh Papers

In 2012 the EUCE began publishing a series of scholarly papers devoted to the European Union under the editorship of Professor Alberta Sbragia, Vice-Provost for Graduate Studies. Submissions will come from throughout the United States, Europe and elsewhere and can be from scholars and practioners.  All submissions will be screened for topic and length, and all published papers will have been subject to double-blind anonymous review.

Submissions can focus on any contemporary or historical aspect of the European Union including relations among members, with other states or in a regional or global context.

Upon final acceptance, Papers will be published electronically utilizing the Open Source Open Journal System (OJS). Papers will be available free of charge and without subscription costs.  Metadata for the materials published in the Pittsburgh Papers will be freely available for harvesting by internet search engines, allowing for greater access by researchers worldwide through major indexes of scholarly research.  Authors will be able to include links to documents, documentary collections, videos or other sources of electronically available information. The University of Pittsburgh Library System will be the official publisher, authors will retain copyright under license, and the Papers will be housed on the Library’s OJS platform.


Please visit The Pittsburgh Papers website or Allyson Delnore for further information and submission instructions.