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The 2014 EP elections: a victory for European democracy?

European Institute - LEQS Annual Lecture 2014

Date: Monday 2 June 2014
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Professor Ian Begg, Sara Hagemann, Dr Mareike Kleine
Chair: Professor Maurice Fraser

Beyond the identity of the winning parties and personalities, the 2014 LEQS Panel Debate looks at what the elections mean for democracy itself. Do the results reflect something we might call European public opinion? Are political parties still the best hope of making the principle of representation work at the transnational level, and are all parties up for the challenge? Will the results of these elections actually influence the direction of EU policy-making to come? These are just some of the questions our speakers will be discussing.

Sara Hagemann is assistant professor in the European Institute at LSE and head of VoteWatch.eu.

Mareike Kleine is associate professor in EU and international politics in the European Institute at LSE.  

Maurice Fraser is head of the European Institute and professor of practice in European politics at LSE. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEEPelections

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