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The UK decision to withdraw from the EU: parliament or government?

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.
Piet Eeckhout
17 October 2016

Starts: Oct 17, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

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.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Starts: Aug 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

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”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Starts: Jul 18, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Perpetration, Complicity and Collaboration in Nazi-dominated Europe

21 October 2016, 9.00am-6.30pm
In the past two decades, research into perpetrators, collaborators and bystanders in Nazi-dominated Europe has proliferated. This workshop, organised by UCL’s Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the Institute of Advanced Studies, will explore perpetration, complicity and collaboration from interdisciplinary perspectives, including history, education, film and literary studies, and psychoanalysis.

Starts: Oct 21, 2016 12:00:00 AM

The Regulation of the EU Referendum

25 October 2016
The EU referendum in June raised many questions about how referendums in the UK should best be conducted. This seminar, organised by the UCL Constitution Unit, will explore these and other questions with four speakers who are uniquely well placed to provide a broad range of fresh insights.

Starts: Oct 25, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Body Politics, Abortion and LGBT Rights in Poland

27 October 2016
This evening discussion brings together academics, including philosopher and gender specialist Marzenna Jakubczak (Cracow), with activists and artists. It forms part of a wider research project on Gendering Democracy, and is hosted by Dr Urszula Chowaniec in cooperation with the qUCL network. More...

Starts: Oct 27, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Populism in Historical Perspective

11 November 2016
The last decade has seen the rise of politicians, parties and governments to whom the label ‘populist’ can usefully be applied - in Europe and elsewhere. But media responses to this global shift tend to focus on recent phenomena, be these Brexit, Alternative für Deutschland, or Donald Trump. There has been less interest in historicising these phenomena. This symposium aims to historicise these phenomena, and locate them in an analysis of twentieth and twenty first century democracy.

Starts: Nov 11, 2016 12:00:00 AM