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At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

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

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

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

The case for an EU referendum

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

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Eurozone Crisis and the Democratic Deficit


See below for videos from the Eurozone Crisis and the Democratic Deficit event.  The panel on the 29th November, were part of a seminar series sponsored by the European Commission office in London and addressed various issues from different policy maker/stakeholder perspectives.

Speakers

  • Sir John Gieve: Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Visiting Professor at UCL
  • Lord Roger Liddle: Chair of the Board Policy Network and Labour member of the UK House of Lords
  • Dr Colin Provost: Department of Political Science, UCL
  • Chair: John Peet: The Economist

Eurozone Crisis and the Democratic Deficit - All Speaker Presentations from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Provost 1 from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Provost 2 from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Liddle 1 from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Liddle 2 from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Gieve 1 from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Gieve 2 from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


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