Greetings and welcome to the eurobloggers site!
Here we post and discuss stories related to European politics…sort of. We also branch into different topics and areas around the world as they catch my interest (for instance…), with a focus on providing informed, interesting (maybe even humorous from time to time), and often opinionated takes on important political events.
Below you can read a little about our current and past bloggers.
I am Dr. Holley E. Hansen, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science at Oklahoma State University. I teach classes in Comparative Politics and International Relations; my primary research and teaching interest is ethnic conflict mediation and how ethnic groups may be brought into the democratic process. My recent work examines ethnic politics in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union with an emphasis on how minority groups impact the political process in emerging democracies.
As an avid user of technology in the classroom, I’m also completing a research project comparing blog assignments to other written assignments in achieving some teaching goals (you can read my early research proposal on this topic here).
World Politics and International Law Guest Bloggers
For the fall of 2013, I featured a few blogs written by the students from my World Politics course and the advanced class I offered on International Law. They sometime covered Europe, but tended to engage in a lot more global topics. For instance, check out the first guest post by one of the students where they summarize the Top 5 News Stories of Summer 2013.
During the Spring of 2013, we ventured a bit further East with guest posts from the students of my post-Soviet politics class at the University of Puget Sound. While a few students covered the European side of the former USSR, we also featured some students who focused on the politics and economics of the South Caucasus region and Central Asia.
In the Spring of 2012, I was joined in my blogging in Spring 2012 by the students of my European Politics (also at the University of Puget Sound). Look to their posts for some detailed info about each European country.
Featured Guest Bloggers
Justine McDaniel graduated from the University of Puget Sound in May 2012 with a BA in Foreign Language (French) and International Affairs, Summa Cum Laude. fter founding her high school newspaper, she went on to intern with the Sonoma-West Times and News in 2007, the North Bay Bohemian in 2010 and 2011, and South Sound magazine and 425 magazine from 2011-2012. She also held various posts at the University of Puget Sound Trail, most recently Managing Copy Editor. She is currently attending the University of Maryland, where she is pursuing a graduate degree in journalism.
Justine is currently freelancing and keeps a blog of her own, which you can find at http://justinemcdaniel.wordpress.com/. If you would like to read Justine’s posts on eurobloggers, these include: France Divided, Impressions and Elections, and The Power of the President. She was also a co-author on one of our most popular posts, a film review of The Iron Lady (Justine wrote the con section).