Post Tagged with: "UK"

Counter-terrorism: The Liberal Biopolitics of Securing Life

Counter-terrorism: The Liberal Biopolitics of Securing Life

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 does not undermine liberal values and principles, because is in line with classical liberal thought on securing life.

Why National Parliaments in the EU Should Be Empowered

Why National Parliaments in the EU Should Be Empowered

Enhancing the role of parliaments in EU decision-making offers a way to reconnect the integration process with the communal self-rule of the states and their citizens.

The UK after the 2015 General Election: Doomed to Be a ‘Failed State’?

The UK after the 2015 General Election: Doomed to Be a ‘Failed State’?

Brexit is not an inevitability. In the absence of charismatic pro-European voices, the pro-EU camp will struggle to make its voice heard against eurosceptic voices.

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act: World-leading or a Timid Start?

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act: World-leading or a Timid Start?

It has become clear that both the scale of modern slavery is much larger than presumed, and that its scope is much wider. New forms of slavery are becoming apparent.

Scotland: If Not Independence Then a Federacy?

Scotland: If Not Independence Then a Federacy?

If Scotland were to go down the federacy route, the old-age debate of whether or not Europe can be viewed as a part of its domestic competences would return.

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 2

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 2

The UK’s major parties and international partners, especially the USA, do not want the kind of security or defence posture that has been discussed in Scotland in recent months.

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

The UK public have an appetite for change but not for unpredictability. That makes the whole process a political minefield running up to the 2015 General Election.

Drowning Migrants Is Not the Answer

Drowning Migrants Is Not the Answer

Criminalization is not the answer to the movement of people across the Mediterranean. We have to recognize that it is this act of criminalization which is killing people, not the desire to migrate.

What Would a Brexit Mean for the EU?

What Would a Brexit Mean for the EU?

The amount of leverage the threat of Brexit has for the UK depends not so much on what the UK contributes to the EU but about how valued that contribution is by the EU.

The Meaning of a British Exit from the European Union

The Meaning of a British Exit from the European Union

Britain may have a reputation as a reluctant member of the EU, but its absence would be deeply felt. The merits of a referendum on a ‘Brexit’ need to be questioned.

Can the EU Afford to Lose the UK?

Can the EU Afford to Lose the UK?

With a ‘Brexit’ on the agenda, and the EU’s vision questioned, it should be kept in mind that integration is chiefly about managing divergence and difference.

Getting Away With It: How Governments Sew Up Foreign Policies in Advance

Getting Away With It: How Governments Sew Up Foreign Policies in Advance

All foreign policies are stitched together in order to appease the greatest number of potential stakeholders while limiting the number of potential opponents.

Obstacles to the Oversight of the UK Intelligence Community

Obstacles to the Oversight of the UK Intelligence Community

Effective oversight of state intelligence activities matters: agencies exist to protect public safety and security, but can infringe on privacy and, if unchecked, their actions may be damaging.

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