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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
Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Opportunity: PhD school "Democracy in Europe”
12 March 2014
Apply for the PhD school "Democracy in Europe: Institutions and Practices", organized as part of the PADEMIA project, a network to promote research on parliamentary democracy in Europe, in which UCL participates via the European Institute.
The school, which will take place from 16 to 19 June 2014 in Bratislava, will feature lectures and seminars with some of the leading scholars in the field and provide an opportunity to PhD-scholars to present and get feedback on their own research projects. Applicants must be PhD-students from institutions participating in the PADEMIA network.
Application deadline: April 15, 2014.
For more info: PhD school 'Democracy in Europe'