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From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

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 Staiger
18 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

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 Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

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-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

CFP: PhDs & postdocs

5 October 2010

As a pilot project during the first two years of the Institute’s operation, we will host a doctoral/postdoctoral forum.

We will support two groups of advanced research students per year – PhDs and postdoctoral researchers – to work together to explore common research interests related to Europe or the EU.

We invite proposals from groups of doctoral and/or post-doctoral students, whose lead applicants stem from at least two different departments, preferably different faculties at UCL. Activities may include seminars, workshops, discussion groups and invited guest speakers – or a combination thereof.

Funding of up to £500 per group and year will be available, as well as limited administrative assistance. The deadline for the submission of proposals for the first round is 22 November 2010.

Please download the APPLICATION FORM here.

Proposals should give an account of the topic of the project, its key objectives and its contribution to the study of Europe and the EU. It should outline the proposed activities and a coherent budget outline. In addition, applicants should provide information about previous activities (if any), plans for future activities and the potential, where applicable, of creating a longer-term network at the university. 

For any further details or if you have any queries, please contact us.