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Maxwell / Moynihan / Center for European Studies

DIRECTORS


Glyn Morgan
Associate Professor, Political Science
Co-Director, Center for European Studies

Glyn Morgan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Co-Director of the Center for European Studies at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Professor Morgan earned his MA from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1982 and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001. His book The Idea of a European Superstate: Public Justification and European Enlargement was published by Princeton University in 2005. His research interests include political philosophy, European politics--particularly the European Union--and the sociology of religion. Within political philosophy, his chief interests include the history of eighteenth and nineteenth century political thought; the ethics of international relations; nationalism; European integration; and the idea of toleration. He has published several journal articles, including “Security and Free Expression”, “Europe, Enlargement, and Enlightenment”, and “Multicultural Europe in Theory and Practice.”


Margarita Estevez-Abe
Associate Professor, Political Science
Co-Director, Center for European Studies

Margarita Estévez-Abe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Co-Director of the Center for European Studies at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Professor Estévez-Abe earned her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 1999. Her research interests include comparative political economy of advanced industrial societies, comparative welfare states, and gender issues.  Her current main interest is a comparative study of Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain.  These four countries all share extremely low fertility rates and their societies are rapidly aging.   They all face similar challenges the same challenge of radical adjustments in their welfare, labor market and corporate systems to cope with ever-aging populations.   She is currently working on a book entitled, The New Demographic Trap, which analyzes the politics of structural adjustments in the four countries.  She’s the author of Welfare and Capitalism in Postwar Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2008), the winner of the Ohira Masayoshi Memorial Award in 2009. In addition to publishing book chapters, she has written numerous articles in, among others, Journal of European Social Policy, Social Policy and Administration, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society; Global Asia; World Politics; Asian Survey.