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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
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Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

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

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Transition Economics Meets New Structural Economics - A Workshop

Publication date: May 16, 2013 10:50 AM

Start: Jun 25, 2013 12:00 AM
End: Jun 26, 2013 12:00 AM

25-26 June 2013

25-26 June 2013

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Contact the organisers for more information.


The recent global financial crisis has generated much debate about our understanding of the process of economic development, economic integration and globalization. In particular, the Economies of Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union - (ex) Transition economies - have experienced the biggest relative decline in the pace of economic growth. Therefore, it is timely to re-examine the theories and conceptual perspectives that have guided the transition process so far and to emphasise their virtues, understand their limits and propose new directions.

The workshop will bring together experts in Transition Economies to discuss different approaches to economic development and their theoretical underpinnings. Discussions will in particular contrast the traditional wisdom defending transition and institutional change with insights from New Structural Economics and Neo-Schumpeterian Political Economy.

The aim of the workshop is to:

  • Explore similarities and differences between TE and NSE as distinctive theoretical and conceptual perspectives on development
  • Explore possibilities for synthesis of neo-liberalism and structuralism as well as merger of NSE and TE into a new synthesis
  • Explore relevance of TE and NSE in understanding and facilitating growth in the post-2008 Eastern Europe

Speakers include: Justin Yifu Lin, Erik Bergloff, Michael Landesmann, Giovanni Dosi.

This event is supported under the UCL European Institute's Call for Proposals 2012-13.