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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
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
If the British general election was a shock to many in the UK, then it was equally so for the chancelleries across the European Union. As much as they had started to think about a British renegotiation and referendum, there has been a very strong sense that the election result would throw that out of the window. Any such thoughts are now firmly gone. This commentary explores the outcome of the British General Election and the implications for a British in-out EU referendum.
Dr Simon Usherwood
8 May 2015 More...
Starts: May 8, 2015 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'