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If the principle of parliamentary sovereignty is to continue to have real meaning in Britain, the decision to leave the EU must be taken by parliament, not the government.
17 October 2016
Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM
What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
1 August 2016
Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM
On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
18 July 2016 More...
Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM
POLICY BRIEFING 1: Referendum (EU Act 2011)
brief discusses the changes brought about by the EU Act 2011, in
relation to Britain’s position in and attitude towards, the European
Union. It considers in particular:
POLICY BRIEFING 2: European Convention on Human Rights
brief considers key aspects of the debate on the European Convention
on Human Rights (ECHR) and British membership thereof. It highlights in particular:
POLICY BRIEFING 3: The Single Market
policy briefing discusses key issues in the governance of the single
market and the relevance of the Balance of Competences Review on the
single market, released by the UK government in July 2013. It
POLICY BRIEFING 4: European Economic and Monetary Union
This briefing considers the governance of economic and monetary union (EMU). In particular, it explores:
POLICY BRIEFING 5: Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights
This policy briefing discusses key practical aspects
of refugee protection, as well as questions of racism and xenophobia in
Europe. In particular, it addresses:
POLICY BRIEFING 6: The Margin of Appreciation
POLICY BRIEFING 7: EU Social Policy
In recent years, the European social model has faced unprecedented challenges, such as increasing austerity in public spending, severe welfare cuts, and rising youth unemployment. This policy briefing provides an overview of: