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From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

As Scotland heads to the polls, this piece discusses the extent to which emotions have arrived at the heart of contemporary politics – yet we still hesitate to admit it. Emotions can neither be banished nor ignored when we discuss what constitutes political communities, how political decisions should be made and political action springs into being. Yet to embrace the rise of emotional politics without acknowledging how intimately it is and should be entangled with reason equally risks undermining just political action.
Dr Uta Staiger
18 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Mary Fulbrook

DIRECTOR

Prof Mary Fulbrook

m.fulbrook@ucl.ac.uk
Room 301
17 Gordon Square

Mary Fulbrook is the Director of the UCL European Institute, Professor of German History and Dean, Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences.
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Uta Staiger

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

Dr Uta Staiger

u.staiger@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 8737
UCL: x28737

Uta Staiger is the Deputy Director of the UCL European Institute; she also teaches in the Department of History.
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Akosua Bonsu

PA

Akosua Bonsu

akosua.bonsu.09@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 5808
UCL: x25808

Akosua Bonsu is the PA (maternity cover) to the Deputy Director of the UCL European Institute; she is also a PhD candidate in the department of Philosophy.