Since the beginning of the school year for me also means helping stressed college juniors and seniors figure out their career path, I thought I’d share this neat link to a post about how to find internships in international development-related fields.
For those of you who have not visited our “About” page, this blog is run by myself and students from the University of Puget Sound’s European Political Systems class. In the coming weeks, you will be seeing student-written blogs describing the political systems of different European countries. To give you a taste of what these will be like (and to give my students a sample of what I think a good blog looks like!), I’ll be doing their assignment on one “European” country I generally don’t let students do: Turkey.
So, for this blog, I present to you a summary of how Turkey elects its parliament. You can read the full blog prompt, and my general thoughts on this assignment, at the bottom of this post. Continue Reading
As a politics professor, even one that studies and teaches European politics, I will admit that the details of EU law tend to frustrate me. For that reason, I get very excited whenever I come across a source that gives a straightforward description on what these news laws mean (for those of you who have never read EU Commission reports or treaties, straightforwards is NOT an EU trait…). Here’s a blog run by a Bulgarian PhD student describing the major components of EU laws:
And the best part (at least from the research side of things), the blogger not only describes these laws with clear and concise language, but he also provides links to the original source document!