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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
In the media: Beecroft Report on employment law compared
22 May 2012
Dr Nicola Countouris (UCL Laws; see his profile here) comments on labour regulation in the UK compared to other countries in the EU in this recent Newsnight programme.
The programme investigates the controversy surrounding the recent leaking of the Beecroft Report on employment law.
- Watch: BBC Newsnight (from 5min 50s) - opens in new window
Dr Countouris recently wrote a commentary for the European Institute on social policy and law in the EU (Reviving the ‘Social Europe’ Myth – from Ring of Gyges to European Prometheus); subject also of a British Academy-sponsored conference he co-organised this month (Resocialising Europe and the Mutualisation of Risks to Workers), with the support from the European Institute.