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Scoping the non-EU: Brexit’s paradox NEW
Politics @ Surrey 6 Days, 15 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
The IEA finally announced the winner of its Brexit Prize this week. Last June it unveiled a competition for submissions to map out in detail how the UK could leave the EU and pursue a new path. The winner would receive €100,000 (presum...
NATO the ‘Men-Only Club’? A consideration of UNSCR 1325 NEW
Politics @ Surrey 6 Days, 16 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
A recent Foreign Policy article called NATO the ‘Men Only Club’, while this analogy has some obvious traction and the article made some important points (specifically the link between NATO’s values and representation) the analysis l...
Nick, Nigel, Europe and us: A raging debate? NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Week, 6 Days, 14 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
So that was it, the big debate, in all its BBC Two glory. I think we all learnt something from it. For myself, I learnt that I’m almost exactly 10 years younger than Nigel Farage and that both he and Nick Clegg need to sack the people who write...
Getting out and about NEW
Politics @ Surrey 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Many members of the School are currently in Canada, attending the International Studies Association annual meeting in Toronto. Obviously, this puts a bit of a damper on my regular blogging, so instead I’ve linked through to a couple of pieces t...
The British debate on the EU NEW
Politics @ Surrey 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
A brief post today, as I’ve been speaking at an event in Copenhagen on the possible dual exits of Scotland (from the UK) and the UK (from the EU). It’s been an interesting opportunity to see how the British debate is seen and understood f...
A Budget for a Resilient Economy NEW
Politics @ Surrey 4 Weeks, 3 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has delivered a budget for a ‘resilient economy’. What does this mean? First, it is important to note that the reach of the term ‘resilience’ has in recent years extended well beyond...
Labour, Europe and the continuing absence of British EU policy NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Month, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
It’s rewarding to know that Ed Miliband (or at least his minions) read blogs, even if incompletely. Last week, I wrote a piece off the back some press speculation about the Labour leader being about to offer a referendum. In that post, I noted...
Starting a debate on Europe? Clegg v. Farage NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Despite the usual embarrassment of riches that I could cover, today I’m going to build on some of the thoughts that I discussed some weeks ago, regarding the LibDem’s strategy for the European Parliament elections. During the past weeks,...
Does social media enhance political participation and representation? NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
This post summarises the arguments presented at a roundtable of the same title convened by the School of Politics on the 24th February 2014. On the panel were, Ciaran Gillespie, Katharine A. M. Wright,  Nikos Gkotsis and Sam Cooke. You can join...
Does Social Media enhance political participation and representation? NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 1 Minute ago
This post summarises the arguments presented at a roundtable of the same title convened by the School of Politics on the 24th February 2014. On the panel were, Ciaran Gillespie, Katharine A. M. Wright,  Nikos Gkotsis and ...
Does Social Media enhance political participation and representation? NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 1 Hour, 40 Minutes ago
This post summarises the arguments presented at a roundtable of the same title convened by the School of Politics on the 24th February 2014. On the panel were, Ciaran Gillespie, Katharine A. M. Wright,  Nikos Gkotsis and Sam Cooke. You can join...
Britain as the Good European NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
A couple of things have caught my eye this week in the world of UK-EU relations, one relatively minor, the other potentially much bigger. However, they are linked by a common strand of thinking about how the UK acts and is perceived. The minor thing...
Does Social Media Enhance Political Participation and Representation? NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
This post summarises the argument I presented at the roundtable of the same title convened by the School of Politics on the 24th February 2014. On the panel were Sam Cooke, Ciaran Gillespie, Nikos Gkotsis and Katharine A. M. Wright. You can join the...
Does Social Media Enhance Political Participation and Representation? NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
This post summarises the argument I presented at the roundtable of the same title convened by the School of Politics on the 24th February 2014. On the panel were Sam Cooke, Ciaran Gillespie, Nikos Gkotsis and Katharine A. M. Wrigh...
Does UKIP give eurosceptics a bad name? NEW
Politics @ Surrey 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
To look at Twitter (or the academic conference schedule), the European elections are almost upon us. With them comes the familiar litany of concerns about falling turnout, democratic deficits and all the other tropes. While these have some basis in f...
How to sell Europe? #whyiamIN and the coming British debate NEW
Politics @ Surrey 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
For some time now, the Liberal Democrats (and other pro-EU groups) have been trailing the use of the #whyiamINhashtag as a hook for a campaign in favour of British membership of the Union. This week saw that step up a level with the launch of a...
How to sell Europe? #whyiamIN and the coming British debate NEW
Politics @ Surrey 2 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
For some time now, the Liberal Democrats (and other pro-EU groups) have been trailing the use of the #whyiamIN hashtag as a hook for a campaign in favour of British membership of the Union. This week saw that step up a level with the launch of a new...
Does UKIP need a manifesto? NEW
Politics @ Surrey 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
At one level, the denunciation by UKIP’s leader, Nigel Farage, of the party’s 2010 General Election manifesto as ‘drivel‘ at the end of last week merely confirms the image of plain-speaking, see-as-they-find types, unafraid to...
Does UKIP need a manifesto? NEW
Politics @ Surrey 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 1 Minute ago
At one level, the denunciation by UKIP’s leader, Nigel Farage, of the party’s 2010 General Election manifesto as ‘drivel‘ at the end of last week merely confirms the image of plain-speaking, see-as-they-find types, unafraid to...
East or West? Battle lines clear in struggle for Ukraine’s future NEW
Politics @ Surrey 2 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
This article was originally published at The Conversation. Recent images emerging from Ukraine reveal a country which in places resembles a battlefield, causing some to comment on the possibility of the country sliding into civil war. These...