Michal Murawski, Lecturer in Critical Area Studies, and Ben Noble, Lecturer in Russian Politics, both from UCL SSEES, describe the story of how an ambitious parliamentary speaker, inspired by a blog post shared on Facebook, attempted to redesign the State Duma building to make it appear more democratic. Continue reading Potemkin Parliamentarism and the Project to Redesign the Russian State Duma
In her interviews with three Belarusian artists on their work portraying the recent political protests in Belarus, Pippa Crawford, Final Year Russian Studies Student at UCL SSEES, highlights the fundamental role art has played in the protests. Continue reading ‘We Can’t Be Afraid Anymore’ – Artists Behind the Frontline in Belarus
With 2021 being the European Year of Rail, Jon Worth, Professor of European Political and Governance Studies at the College of Europe, presents his vision of EU cross-border rail, Europatakt, in response to the need for an overarching aim of rail policy in the EU. Continue reading Europatakt – a vision for EU-wide rail?
Marc Moore, Chair in Corporate and Financial Law, UCL Faculty of Laws, unpacks the GameStop saga, discussing its legal and practical implications, and what it means for finance capitalism. Continue reading GameStop: A Death Blow for Finance Capitalism?
Dr. Nicholas Wright, Lecturer in EU Politics, Department of Political Science UCL, discusses the implications arising from the Commission’s U-turn on triggering Article 16 in the vaccine supply row and highlights the lessons that can be learnt from this debacle. Continue reading The European Commission and the Article 16 Debacle