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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 Staiger18 September 2014 More...
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 Hazell9 September 2014 More...
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-Nielsen19 August 2014 More...
Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Dr Christine RehJanuary 2013
On 23rd January 2013, the UK Prime Minster David Cameron gave a speech in London outlining his pledge for an in/out referendum on the UK's membership of the EU to be held before 2018. In this video, Dr. Christine Reh gives her comments on the Prime Minster's speech and the likely political challenges he will face in Europe and the UK.
Dr. Reh Comments on David Cameron's EU Speech from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.
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