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'Plus Ça Change: The Evolution of Public Support for European Integration Since 1952' (Policy and Practice)

Start: Mar 6, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 6, 2014 7:00:00 PM

chris anderson
Professor Christopher Anderson

Parliament's Role in the Use of Military Action After the Syria Vote: The New Constitutional Convention and the Next Steps

Start: Mar 10, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 10, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Speaker: Prof Gavin Phillipson (University of Durham)

School of Public Policy Open Day

Start: Mar 12, 2014 1:30:00 PM
End: Mar 12, 2014 4:00:00 PM

UCL Open Day banner
Would you like to find out more about our programmes? The School of Public Policy, Department of Political Science will be hosting an Open Day on Wednesday 12th March 2014.

'From Extremism to Climate Change:Studying Political Issues in Digital Age' (Policy and Practice)

Start: Mar 13, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 13, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Richard Rogers
Professor Richard Rogers

'Are e-petitions the junk food of democracy?' (Policy and Practice)

Start: Mar 20, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 20, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Anthony Z.
Anthony Zacharzewski set up the Democratic Society in 2006, which is a leading organisation supporting democracy and political participation. The Democratic Society undertakes projects that connect citizens and government in new ways. Current projects include working with the UK's National Health Service to create a new democratic governance structure, and creating a network of local civic activists in Sussex. The Democratic Society is the Government's civil society partner on Open Policy Making and Good Law. Before starting Demsoc Anthony worked for the UK Government, as a civil servant in the Treasury and Cabinet Office, and as director of strategy for Brighton & Hove City Council.

'Religious Exemptions and Self-respect'

Start: Mar 25, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: Mar 25, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Seglow
Standing in the way of justification of exemptions or other forms of legal accommodation for members of religious groups is the fact that there seems to no reason to privilege religious over non-religious identities in a liberal society.  In this paper I explore the concept of self-respect as a way of impartially grounding accommodation claims. I set out a notion of integrity self-respect which consists in adhering to one’s own normative standards, religious or otherwise.  I suggest that, in the absence of accommodation, citizens with strong religious or moral convictions, face a choice between fidelity to the law or their integrity self-respect which other citizens do not face.  Drawing on Rawls’s view of society as a co-operative endeavour between free and equal citizens, I argue that accommodation may be justified when it secures citizens willing consent in following the law in such a way that maintains the bases of their integrity self-respect.  I illustrate this theoretical argument with consideration of four UK cases of Christian individuals which were decided in 2013 by the European Court of Human Rights.

'Is Russia Trying to Revive the Soviet Union?'

Start: Mar 25, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 25, 2014 7:00:00 PM

R Lyne
Roderic Lyne will examine the Ukrainian crisis in the wider context of Russian policy and attitudes since the collapse of the Soviet Union. What triggered the Russian threats to Ukraine? What are Russia’s objectives there? How does this fit into Russian policy towards the “post-Soviet space”? Is Russia expansionist or defensive, resurgent or vulnerable? Are we still coping with the aftershocks of the Soviet implosion – and for how long? Does Russia’s behaviour reflect a view of the world which will last beyond the Putin regime?

'Panel Discussion: Chinese Investment Overseas' (Policy and Practice)

Start: Mar 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 27, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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