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The 2014 European elections represent a deeply important moment for the EU, and for its member states. The introduction of a Spitzenkandidat
process has created a new set of political and
institutional dynamics. This piece considers the case of
the UK, including the consequences of Cameron's opposition to Juncker and the nominaton of Jonathan Hill as European Commissioner.
Dr Simon Usherwood
1 October 2014
Starts: Oct 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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
Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Call for Student Representatives: Be the Voice of Europe!
17 October 2012
UCL European Institute, is looking for student ambassadors to attend its events and report on them. Representatives will be asked to write 400 to 600 words commenting and evaluating on the event, and the issues it raises.
These reports will be published on the European Institute’s junior researchers' blog, as well as on the UCLU European Society’s website and in its award-winning publication, EUREKA. This position offers a unique chance to meet with some of the most influential individuals on the continent.
We are looking for students with a broad range of interests, engaged with the debates of today’s Europe. To apply to join the representatives’ team, please attend one of the next European Institute events, write a report of 400-600 words, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st of November.