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The Spitzenkandidat process and its implications for the UK in the EU

The 2014 European elections represent a deeply important moment for the EU, and for its member states. The introduction of a Spitzenkandidat process has created a new set of political and institutional dynamics. This piece considers the case of the UK, including the consequences of Cameron's opposition to Juncker and the nominaton of Jonathan Hill as European Commissioner.
Dr Simon Usherwood
1 October 2014
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Starts: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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

Steering Group

UCL European Institute

A Steering Group, comprising of academic staff drawn from departments across UCL with a recognised stake and research expertise in European topics, works with the Institute’s staff to develop and deliver the programme of activities. In particular, the Group will help us ensure that the Institute represents the interests and needs of the academic community in this field. 

Tim Beasley-Murray
Senior Lecturer in European Thought and Culture
Stephanie Bird 
Senior Lecturer in German
Ingrid Boccardi Lecturer in EU Laws
Wendy Carlin Professor of Economics
May Cassar Professor of Sustainable Heritage
David Coen Professor of Public Policy
Peter Delves
Vice Dean for Education
Piet Eekhout
Professor of EU Law
Chris Gerry Senior Lecturer in Political Economy
François Guesnet Reader in Modern Jewish History
Mary Hilson Senior Lecturer in Scandinavian History
Kevin Inston Lecturer in French
Axel Körner Professor Modern European History
Ioannis Lianos Reader in Competition Law and Economics
Véronique Munoz-Dardé Professor of Philosophy
Christine Reh
Senior Lecturer in European Politics
Peter Zusi
Lecturer in Czech with Slovak Studies