Methods Textbook

Manual for Highly-Skilled Job Seekers

Publications by the Fellows and Alumni


GEM-STONES Methods Textbook will be a book on research methodology, structured as an analytical dictionary to better correspond to the new reading habits of students and practices of research characterized by iterative returns rather than linear progression. The compilation will be steered by a scientific committee made up of equal numbers of GEM-STONES fellows and senior academic, with an eye on promoting learning and skills development of the doctoral students. 


GEM-STONES program includes targeted modules on transferable skills for highly qualified job-seekers. Lead by the Istituto Affari Internazionali and organised in collaboration with other non-academic partners and instructors, the skills modules will promote task-based learning and ultimately result in the publication of a qualified job-seekers manual.


GEM-STONES and GEM researchers are encouraged to actively participate in international conferences, and be published in recognized journals as well as other relevant platforms.

Zhang, C. ‘The Curious Rise of the ‘White Left’ as a Chinese Internet Insult’. openDemocracy [Online]. May 2017 [Link]
Terkovic, G. ‘Providing for Peacekeeping: Country Profile Italy’. New York: International Peace Institute / George Washington University. April 2017 [Link]
Braun, B. and Planck M. ‘Two Sides of the Same Coin? Independence and Accountability of the European Central Bank’. Transparency International EU [Online]. March 2017  [Link]
Denuit, F. ‘A Eurodividend for all Europeans’. Unconditional Basic Income Europe [Online]. March 2017 [Link]
Kostanyan, H.(ed.), Blockmans, S., Remizov, A., Slapakova, L., Van der Loo, G. ‘Assessing the European Neighbourhood Policy: Perspectives from the Literature’. Rowman and Littlefield International. February 2017 [Link]
Goron, C. and Cassisa, C. ‘Regulatory Institutions and Market-Based Climate Policy in China’. Global Environmental Politics, February 2017, Vol. 17, No. 1, p.99-120 [Link]
Olsen, H. P. and Küçüksu, A. ‘Finding Hidden Patterns in ECtHR’s Case Law: On How Citation Network Analysis Can Improve Our Knowledge of ECtHR’s Article 14 Practice’. International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 2017, Vol. 17, No. 1 [Link]









Estimated publication:

December 2018




Estimated publication:

February 2020


  • The European Union and Japan A New Chapter in Civilian Power Cooperation? 15 November 2015
    Paul Bacon Hartmut Mayer
    GEM Book Series
  • Two Sides of the Same Coin: Independence and Accountability of the European Central Bank 01 November 2016
    Benjamin BRAUN
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  • Interregionalism and the European Union. A Post-Revisionist Approach to Europe's Place in a Changing World 30 November 2015
    Mario Telò Frederik Ponjaert
    GEM Book Series

This project has received funding from the European Union's horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.