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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
Europe and the Transnational History of Development, 1920-70
Publication date: Feb 24, 2012 12:35:07 PM
Start: Mar 13, 2012 12:00:00 AM
13 March 2012
Date and time:
You are cordially invited to the Annual Lecture of the UCL Centre for Transnational History.
The speaker will be Patricia Clavin, Fellow of Jesus College and Professor of International History at the University of Oxford.
Her lecture will be entitled Ropes around the necks of our debtors’: Europe and the Transnational History of Development, 1920-1970.
The lecture will be followed by drinks.
More information: UCL Centre for Transnational History