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'Highly problematic, to put it mildly'

Deciphering the Conservative Party’s proposals for a new ‘British Bill of Rights’ is not an easy task, as the eight-page policy document is riddled with errors, distortions and imprecise language. What is more, their two main policy aims are highly problematic, argues
Colm O'Cinneide
9 October 2014
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UK & EU: New Faces, Old Problems?

The row between Britain and its allies that accompanied the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the new Commission President was seen by some as an effective short-term tactic from David Cameron. But the ‘Juncker bounce’ was short-lived and left Cameron in a long-term strategic pickle.
Paola Buonadonna
6 October 2014
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Five lessons of the Juncker Affair

It is now three months since Jean-Claude Juncker was elected President of the Commission, against the express wishes of the British and Hungarian governments.  What lessons can we draw from this episode about British attitudes to the European Union?
6 October 2014
Prof Michael Shackleton
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Starts: Oct 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

Publications


See here for a range of European Institute produced publications, all downloadable free of charge form the website. They include in-house edited volumes of short articles, as well as discussion papers and article-length working papers from UCL and external scholars specialising on Europe and the European Union. Often, these will have grown out of, or provide input into, public panel discussions and workshops organised by the Institute.


 Shaping the Territory in Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders
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Working Paper 5 / April 2014

This paper brings together two strands of disciplines – geography and planning on the one hand, political science and public policy on the other – to analyse the current debates on the devolution and/or potential independence of Scotland, Catalonia and Flanders from a spatial planning, regional policy and territorial cohesion perspective.

Authors:
Dr Claire Colomb, Dr Kristin Bakke, Prof John Tomaney

17 pages
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 Britain & Europe: Policy Briefs / 2013-14
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These briefings are part of the year-long project Britain & Europe, run with UCL Laws and the UCL Institute for Human Rights, which examines the relationship between the United Kingdom and both the EU and the Council of Europe. Topics include: Referendum (EU Act 2011), European Convention of Human Rights, Single Market.

Authors:
Eleni Frantziou, Alma Mozetic

Editors:
Uta Staiger, Sarah Chaytor

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The Eurozone Crisis and the Democratic Deficit / October 2013
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The contributions in this edited volume discuss the implications the Eurozone crisis is likely to have for the democratic standards of the Union and its Member States, specifically with regard to citizens’ perceptions of and participation in EU policy making.

Authors:
Richard Bellamy, Francis Cheneval, Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Ulrike Guérot, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Philippe van Parijs and Andrew Walton.

Editors:
Richard Bellamy, Uta Staiger

21 pages
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 Interdisciplinary Views on Political Representation in the EU
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Working Paper 4 / August 2012

This working paper documents the responses by 38 academics and experts from different disciplines on four key questions: the definition of democratic representation, its main challenges in the EU, political responses to it, and future research agendas.

Editor:
Dr Sandra Kröger (University of Exeter)

124 pages
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Rethinking European Integration after the Debt Crisis

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Working Paper 3 / June 2012

In this paper, Giandomenico Majone discusses how the Eurozone crisis could and should be used to identify the structural flaws of what has been called the “Community Method”, broadly understood, and to see how the integration process could continue – if necessary along different lines.

Author:
Professor Giandomenico Majone (European University Institute)

34 pages
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EU Citizenship and the Market/ December 2011
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The bulk of rights that come with EU citizenship are still related to the internal market. Is the increasing expansion of this “market citizenship” through ECJ rulings undermining social solidarity? Or could these rights, which allow European citizens to move to and settle in another Member States, lead them to identify more closely with their fellow Europeans?

Authors:
Rainer Bauböck, Richard Bellamy, Christian Joppke, Dora Kostakopoulou, Dimitry Kochenov, madeleine kennedy-macfoy, Uta Staiger. Foreword by Jonathan Scheele.

Editors:
Richard Bellamy, Uta Staiger

30 pages
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Event Report: Economic and Political Reform in South East Europe/ December 2011
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This report summarises the presentations and discussions made at the EU-Balkans Ambassadorial Roundtable, organised by the Institute with IBDE in November 2011. Speakers included Professor Slavo Radosevic (UCL SSEES), Peter Sanfey (EBRD), Laza Kekic (Economist Intelligence Unit), Dr Eric Gordy (UCL SSEES), Dr Marko Hoare (Kingston University). 

Editors:
Rudi Guraziu, Epidamn Zeqo (IBDE)

20 pages
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The EU Hits Home - The Domestic Deficits of Representative Democracy in EU Affairs
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Working Paper 2/November 2011

This paper explores whether domestic representative institutions are capable of living up to the normative role assigned to them and argues that to a degree that capacity has been eroded by the very process of European integration they are now supposed to control.

Authors:
Professor Richard Bellamy (UCL), Dr Sandra Kröger (Exeter)

24 pages
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Still the Europe of Milward? On the Need for a New Long-Term Historical Understanding of Today’s Europe
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Working Paper 1/September 2011

Taking its point of departure from the work of the late Alan Milward, this paper argues for a new historical understanding of the European integration process.

Author:
Professor Bo Stråth (University of Helsinki)

33 pages
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 The Future of Healthcare in Europe/ August 2011
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European governments face a growing number of major health challenges, which are putting unprecedented pressures on public health systems. As this volume's contributors show, the distributive ethic of European healthcare is likely to be increasingly tested as demands on healthcare provision and access for high-quality care increase and cost pressures intensify.

Authors:
Albert Weale, Jonathan Wolff, Michael Marmot. Foreword by John Tooke.

Editors:
Sarah Chaytor and Uta Staiger

54 pages
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