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A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

"A bad day for Europe"?

Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
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Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

When anger masks apathy

As a closer look at the European Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the real long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic institutions.
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

BL Anglo-German Blog: Call for UCL guest bloggers

6 February 2014

Discover the British Library's extensive collections from continental Europe and contribute your news and views on European culture and affairs as a guest contributor.



The British Library has always collected material from both Western and Eastern Europe and in some cases their historic collections are second only to those in their countries of origin. Today’s European Studies department collects and curates material from all over the continent – from Greece to Finland and from France to Georgia, and everywhere in between. You can find more details of our collections and how to contact individual sections within the department on our web pages.

Their European Studies Blog is written by curators and cataloguers, with occasional pieces by guest contributors, organised by Susan Reed, Head of Germanic Collections at the British Library. This year the blog will include a particular strand on Anglo-German matters.

Susan Reed would welcome guest posts from UCL academics; please contact her directly or ask us for more details. The main criterion is to take an item or collection in the BL as a starting point to discuss a relevant theme.