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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
THBT: Austerity is Working
Publication date: Nov 1, 2012 5:06:00 PM
Sep 12, 2012 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 14, 2012 9:00:00 PM
14 November 2012
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Is the EU policy of austerity working? What are the dynamics between a socialist France and a right-wing Germany, and which vision will and should win the battle for the European economic paradigm? What can Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Spain teach us?
This debate on one of the most fundamental questions of current European politics will seek to foster an exchange of ideas pertaining to the Eurozone and economic crises, as well as the future of the continent in light of the challenges at hand and ahead.
This event is organised by UCLU’s European Society with the kind support of the European Institute.
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.