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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
Richard Bellamy awarded Serena Medal
19 June 2012
Professor Richard Bellamy, Director of the European Institute and Professor of Political Science at UCL, has been awarded the Serena Medal by the British Academy. This is awarded annually 'for eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, literature, art or economics'.
The last UCL recipient was Prof Laura Lepschy, Emeritus Professor of Italian, in 2010 - whose husband also received it.
Richard is believed to be the first political scientist to get it. A collection of 15 of his articles on Italian political theory, written roughly over the past 25 years, is to be published in the Autumn by ECPR Press, the publishing house of the European Consortium for Political Research, with the title Croce, Gramsci, Bobbio and the Italian Political Tradition.
There is a ceremony for the award on 8 November at the British Academy.