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The Spitzenkandidat process and its implications for the UK in the EU

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
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Starts: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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

Deconstructing the Iron Curtain

Publication date: Nov 1, 2012 5:55:00 PM

Start: Oct 1, 2012 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 22, 2012 9:00:00 PM

22 November 2012

When
22 November 2012
5.30pm

Where
UCL Cruciform Building
Cruciform B304 Lecture Theatre1
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Deconstructing the Iron Curtain

Anna Applebaum, Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute, London & columnist for the Washington Post and Slate; author of 'Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe', and 'GULAG: A History', which won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004 will be in conversation with Professor Geoffrey Hosking, (Emeritus Professor of Russian History, UCL) to discuss her latest work 'Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 - 1956'.

This event is free but registration is required by 19 November 2012.
To book your place, please visit: www.annapplebaum.eventbrite.co.uk

This event is sponsored by

  • University College London, SSEES
  • Polish Cultural Institute
  • Romanian Cultural Institute
  • Allen Lane