Josep Colomer

Josep Colomer is an economist and political scientist, member by election of the Academy of Europe and life member of the American Political Science Association. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the BMW Center for German and European Studies, School of Foreign Service, in Georgetown University. He has authored or edited more than thirty books, which have been published in six languages.

Firing the Coach: Also in France

May 03, 2012

Come election time, is “firing the coach” always the best idea? The growing possibility that Nicholas Sarkozy can lose the second round of the presidential election in France, suggests that the political consequences of the economic crisis in Europe are bad for both leftist and rightist governments. Electorates are "firing...

Reinventing Europe

February 29, 2012

Analysis of the role of partisan versus nonparty government in EU states, and a synopsis of recent parliamentary elections. This piece is one of a series by influential thinkers and academics, as part of ECFR’s Reinvention of Europe project. The future can be Italy. Mark Leonard envisages different scenarios for...

The EU to the USE?

February 12, 2012

A comparison between the similarities and differences between the EU and the USA and some thoughts on whether the EU should become the USE.