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Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain

In the aftermath of the EU referendum a number of Central and South East Europeanists wrote blogs reflecting on possible parallels between Brexit and break-ups of multinational socialist states like Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia in early 1990s.
Sean Healy
1 August 2016
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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

Roman oratory and the EU referendum campaigns

In addition to marking a politically decisive moment in British history, the campaigns in advance of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the EU were exciting objects of study for Classicists in terms of the political use of oratory.
Gesine Manuwald
11 July 2016 More...

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

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Dignity in Adversity: A workshop with Seyla Benhabib


Seyla Benhabib is one of the leading theorists of citizenship, democracy and rights, and the challenges and opportunities posed to their traditional configuration within sovereign nation states by multiculturalism and globalisation. This workshop discussed her latest collection of essays on the topic, Dignity in Adversity - Human Rights in Troubled Times, Polity Press, 2011.


Dignity in Adversity: Seyla Benhabib from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Laura Valentini - Another Universalism: On The Unity and Diversity of Human Rights from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Saladin Meckled-Garcia - Is there a Human Right to Democracy? from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Richard Bellamy - Twilight of Sovereignty or the Emergence of Cosmopolitan Norms. Rethinking Citizenship in Volatile Times from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Cecile Laborde - The Return of Political Theology, The Scarf Affair in Comparative Constitutional Perspective: Turkey, France an from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Andrew Sabl - Claiming Rights Across Borders: International Human Rights and Democratic Sovereignty from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


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