Three Myths about Business Lobbying in the European Union Busted

In this post, David Coen, Professor of Public Policy at UCL, Dr. Alexander Katsaitis, Fellow in Public Policy & Administration at the LSE, Dr. Matia Vannoni, Lecturer in Public Policy at KCL, dispel three myths around business lobbying in the EU to reveal how it’s instead based on a nuanced and layered interaction. Continue reading Three Myths about Business Lobbying in the European Union Busted

Leaving behind the EU’s deadly addiction to deregulation

Patrick ten Brink is Head of Green Economy Programme and Director of Brussels Office at the Institute of European Environmental Policy. He purports that the EU’s deadly addiction to deregulation has created challenges for protecting the environment, and argues for more and better regulation instead. Continue reading Leaving behind the EU’s deadly addiction to deregulation

‘They explode with gayness’: Polish queer migration and self-realisation

This LGBT+ History Month, Richard C.M. Mole, Professor of Political Sociology (UCL SSEES), researches identity, sexuality, and migration, particularly of queer individuals in Eastern Europe. In this piece, he looks at the experiences of queer Poles leaving their home towns and migrating to Warsaw or elsewhere in Europe, where they can more freely explore or express their sexuality. Continue reading ‘They explode with gayness’: Polish queer migration and self-realisation

Why we must go beyond the “backsliding paradigm”

Seán Hanley, Associate Professor in Comparative Central and East European Politics, UCL SSEES and Licia Cianetti, Research Fellow at the Royal Holloway University of London, argue why we must move beyond the “backsliding paradigm” by demonstrating how it can lead to reproducing, in reverse, the transition paradigm. They draw on lessons from East-Central Europe to propose a broader focus. Continue reading Why we must go beyond the “backsliding paradigm”