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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
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
European Focus Week: A World without Europe? Photo Exhibition on Europe in London
Publication date: Jan 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM
Mar 1, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 1, 2013 9:00:00 PM
1 March 2013
A reflection on how the rise of the BRICS countries impacts the standing of the West and Europe in the world, how a world with negligible Western influence would look like and how likely the emergence of such a world is.
- Nicola Chelotti, UCL School of Public Policy
- Jeffrey Garmany, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London
- Louise Tillin, India Institute, King's College London
This event will be followed by:
Opening of our Exhibition and Awards Ceremony for the ‘Europe in London’ Photography Competition at Wilkins North Cloisters, from 7pm
London’s multicultural environment is the forefront of European diversity. The theme ‘Europe in London’ explores how Londoners from different places across the world perceive Europe.
UCL’s students had the opportunity to express what Europe means to them and what makes them feel as a part of this community.
We all have a picture in mind when we say “This is Europe”. It could be a place, a person, an atmosphere, anything. Find out what our photographers saw…
The photos will be exhibited in the Print Room Café from Monday, 4th March.
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.