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Britain has lost a role, and failed to find an empire

Theresa May's long-awaited Brexit speech must be understood as an aspiration, rather than a roadmap, since its realisation requires the consent of other parties and the removal of important contradictions, argues Benjamin Martill.
17 January 2017
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Starts: Jan 17, 2017 12:00:00 AM

The aftermath of Berlin: what implications for German politics?

Uta Staiger, Executive Director of the European Institute, comments on the German political and media responses after the Christmas market attacks, in a piece originally published by the New Statesman.
20 December 2016
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Starts: Dec 20, 2016 12:00:00 AM

What will Brexit mean for London's digital entrepreneurs?

Oliver Patel, Research Assistant at the European Institute, offers three reasons why the Brexit vote is worrying for London's tech community.
Oliver Patel (UCL European Institute)
19 December 2016
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Starts: Dec 19, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Dr Benjamin Martill

UCL European Institute

Ben Martill

Research Associate
European Institute  

benjamin.martill@ucl.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7679 8737
UCL: x28737 

Benjamin joined UCL as a Research Associate in September 2016. He has previously worked as Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University, Lecturer in International Relations at Wadham College, Oxford, and Associate Lecturer at Portsmouth Business School. Benjamin received his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2015 for his thesis on the party politics of grand strategy during the Cold War. He also holds an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford and an MSc in International Relations Research from the London School of Economics, both with Distinction. He was awarded the University of Oxford’s Deirdre and Malone Thesis Prize for his MPhil dissertation on Anglo-American relations, as well as the ISA’s Alexander George Award for his paper on seat-share and executive autonomy in majoritarian parliamentary systems.

Benjamin’s research lies at the nexus of International Relations, Comparative Politics and Foreign Policy Analysis. It examines how diverse ideological traditions imagine ‘the international’ and how these different worldviews are channelled through domestic political institutions. He focuses in particular on the politics of West European security after 1945. He is currently researching the effects of national party systems and domestic institutions on the development of liberal international order, the relationship between political ideology and mainstream International Relations theory and the applicability of the ‘horseshoe model’ of partisanship in foreign policy issues.