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In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...
Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...
Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Inaugural Lecture: David Coen on Business Lobbying in the EU
Publication date: Jan 27, 2012 05:41 PM
Start: Mar 13, 2012 12:00 AM
13 March 2012
The role of the firm in European public policy has been a long-standing contentious issue for academics and policymakers. Moving beyond the Euro corporatists, this lecture will develop an analysis of individual business lobbying capacities that takes account of the distinct nature of EU public policy process. The talk will address the political behavioural logic of business, assess the allocation of political resources across the European institutions and along the policy cycle, and explore the effectiveness of such strategies.
Professor David Coen (Department of Political Science)
Prior to joining UCL David Coen held appointments at the London Business School and Max Planck Institute and wrote his PhD at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2008/2009 he held the Fulbright Distinguished Fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2009 and is currently a member of the board of the European Centre for Public Affairs and the Ethics Committee of the European Public Affairs Committee. His recent book “Lobbying the EU” was published by OUP in 2009, and he edited the “Handbook of Business and Government” for OUP in 2010.