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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
Starts: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Britain and Europe
The relationship between Britain and Europe is a
highly contested issue
that dominates political and academic debates. As part of a year-long project at UCL, which examines the relationship between
Kingdom and both the EU and the Council of Europe, we are collating up
to date information on a range of important policy issues.
The series is convened by Prof Piet Eeckhout and Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws). It is run by UCL Laws in association with the UCL European Institute and the UCL Institute for Human Rights. The series has received generous support from the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.
|BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ONLINE RESOURCES|
Browse our extensive lists of bibliography, online resources and policy briefs on the following specialist subjects:
- EU Referendum
- Human Rights
- The Single Market
- EU-US Trade Relations
- Refugee Protection, migration, human rights
- EMU governance, EU citizenship, procurement
- The Margin of Appreciation
- EU Social Policy
Click here to download policy briefs of the key topics covered by the project.
Lord Sumption's attack on Strasbourg: More than Political Rhetoric?
We all agree that judges, in promoting the values of democracy and human rights, must not usurp the functions of parliament. But Lord Sumption’s attack on the Strasbourg Court was based on question-begging arguments that failed to address the substance of the issues involved.
Dr George Letsas
The project included a series of high-profile lectures, panel discussions and seminars that took
place during 2013-14.
An International Bill of Rights of Man: Where Next?
31 October 2013
Recovering Overpaid tax: The Shifting role of the ECJ
11 February 2014
EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations
21 February 2014
Dean Spielmann: Whither the margin of appreciation?
20 March 2014
EU Social Policy
8 May 2014