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‘Contesting Europe’, a public debate series organised by Prof Damian Chalmers (Law) and Prof Sara Hobolt (European Institute).

European Institute 2014/15 Events coming soon.

Lent Term 2014

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'Discovering Cooperation in Regional Organizations: Is the European Union a Paragon?'|
with: Professor Gary Marks, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill and Chair in Multilevel Governance, VU University, Amsterdam

Chair: Professor Sara Hobolt

Date: Tuesday 18 March 2014,
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: New Theatre, LSE
(LSE East Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE)

Is the European Union an outlier when compared with other regional organizations? Presenting findings from a unique study of 35 such organizations, Professor Marks explores institutional change in the European Union and beyond.

This event is free and open to all. No ticket required.
 

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Book launch: ‘A Crisis of European Democracy?’|
with: Professor Catherine de Vries (University of Oxford), Professor Claes de Vreese (University of Amsterdam), Professor Mark Franklin (European University Institute/MIT) and Dr James Tilley (University of Oxford).

Chair: Professor Sara Hobolt

Date: Tuesday 11 March 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, LSE
(LSE New Academic Building, 54 Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ)

This panel explores whether the economic crisis has weakened, or strengthened, European democracy. It marks the publication of the book 'Blaming Europe?' (Hobolt and Tilley) which argues that EU institutions are held responsible by citizens, but remain unaccountable to them.

This event is free and open to all. No ticket required.










 
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‘Surprise What Surprise?: The Old “new” nationalisms in Post-security Europe’|
with:
Prof Mabel Berezin, Department chair and Associate Professor at
Cornell University

Chair: Prof Damian Chalmers, Professor in European Union Law, LSE

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: New Theatre, LSE
(LSE East Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE)

This lecture will explore the effect on the crisis and EU institutional action on public opinion, in particular the dynamics between the former and the growth of illiberal nationalism.

This event is free and open to all. No ticket required. 
Suggested hashtag for Twitter users: #LSEBerezin
 
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‘The United Kingdom and the European Parliament Elections: Voting For, Against or About the European Union?’
|with:
Prof Vernon Bogdanor, Professor of Politics and Government, University of Oxford
Prof Simon Hix, Professor of European and Comparative Politics, LSE
Prof Damian Chalmers, Professor in European Union Law, LSE 
Mats Persson, Director of Open Europe

Chair: Prof Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics & Foreign Affairs, Kings College London

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2014
Time: 18.30-20.00
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, LSE
(LSE Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF)

This event is free and open to all. No ticket required.
Suggested hashtag for Twitter users: #LSEcontesting
















 
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