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
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
Meg Russell, Director of the UCL Constitution Unit and Professor of British and Comparative Politics at UCL, discusses the past, present and future of Parliament’s role in Brexit. This article is a chapter from the Brexit and Beyond Report published by UK in a Changing Europe. Continue reading Brexit and Beyond Report: Parliament
With reference to the impact of Brexit, Kirsty Hughes, Director of the Scottish Centre of European Relations, investigates why a mature debate on Union and Scottish independence is not on the horizon for the UK. Continue reading England’s Scotland Panic – What is to be Done?
Ronan McCrea, Professor of Constitutional and European Law, UCL, illustrates how the choke points in the British constitutional system led a Conservative minority to sideline majority preferences over the form of Brexit. Continue reading How Empowering Party Members Produced a Brexit the Voters Didn’t Want