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An interview with the President of the European Court of Human Rights

Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights since September 2012, has served as a Judge in the Court for over a decade. In a recent interview with the UCL Law Society’s Silk v. Brief, highlights of which are condensed in the blog post below, he discusses the evolving role of human rights in Europe, and explores the complicated relationship between the UK and the European Convention on Human Rights.
Dean Spielmann
23 March 2015 More...

Starts: Mar 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

In Defence of Rights

Philippe Sands, Professor of Law at UCL and practising barrister in international law, and Helena Kennedy, a leading barrister and academic in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues, were members of the 2011 Commission on a Bill of Rights. In highlights from a recent article in the London Review of Books, they discuss how human rights intersect with politics, examine the UK’s strained relationship with the European Convention on Human Rights, and question the possible motivations lying behind the proposed Bill.
Prof. Philippe Sands 
Helena Kennedy
1 April 2015 More...

Starts: Apr 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Exploring ‘Exploratory Governance': the Hertie Governance Report 2015

With the Eurozone crisis not yet over, Albert Weale, Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL, reviews the Hertie Governance Report 2015 as it analyses the key issues facing the European Institutions in terms of economic governance. As ad hoc solutions are found to deal with urgent matters, what does this mean for political accountability and reform in the EU, and what lessons have been learnt?
Prof. Albert Weale
14 April 2015 More...

Starts: Apr 14, 2015 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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