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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

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

EMU Governance, EU citizenship and public procurement

Publication date: May 16, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Start: Mar 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Britain & Europe Series. 18 March 2014
A joint seminar by UCL and the UK Association for European Law (UKAEL), which will introduce and discuss the UK FIDE reports 2014.

When
18 March 2014, 5.30pm

Please visit Eventbrite to register


Where
:
UCL Faculty of Laws
Graduate Wing
1-2 Endsleigh Street
London WC1H 0EG

This seminar will be divided into two parts:

 Part I (from 5.30pm-6.30pm):
Union Citizenship: Development, Impact and Challenges
UK Rapporteurs: Thomas Horsley, University of Liverpool
Stephanie Reynolds, University of Liverpool
Public Procurement Law: Limitations, Opportunities and Paradoxes
UK Rapporteur: Brian Doherty, Northern Ireland Executive
 Part II (from 6.45pm-8.00pm):
Panel discussion on Britain & the Eurozone (FIDE topic: The Economic and
Monetary Union)
UK Rapporteurs: Professor Piet Eeckhout, UCL Laws
Dr Michael Waibel, University of Cambridge
Chaired by Professor Sir Alan Dashwood QC, City University and President, UKAEL

Refreshments on arrival, followed by a drinks reception

Guests are welcome to attend both parts of the seminar or simply one.

This event is accredited with 2 CPD points for the SRA, accreditation by the BSB is pending.


UKAEL
The UK Association for European Law brings together all those across the UK with an interest in European Union law. Through lectures, conferences and other events it promotes a better understanding of EU law, UKAEL encourages debate and discussion on current issues.

FIDE

UKAEL is the UK branch of FIDE (Fédération Internationale pour le Droit Européen), the International Federation for European Law. FIDE is an international umbrella organisation that unites various national associations for European law. At present FIDE  has 29 member organisations.

Its next Congress takes place on 28-31 May 2014 in Copenhagen.


About the Series Britain & Europe

The relationship between Britain and Europe is a highly contested issue that dominates political and academic debates. The UCL 'Britain and Europe' seminar series examines the relationship between the United Kingdom, and both the European Union and the Council of Europe. The aim of the series is to discuss important policy issues, with a special focus on their legal dimension. Topics to be addressed include the EU referendum, immigration, human rights, competition policy and taxation.

The series is convened by Prof Piet Eeckhout and Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws), and is run in association with UCL Laws and the UCL Institute for Human Rights.

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