Post Tagged with: "Britain"

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.

How to Create British Values

How to Create British Values

There is nothing wrong with endorsing freedom, tolerance and respect for the law as values. But claiming that they emerge from a particular national identity is divisive.

Tensions Between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar

Tensions Between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar

In the modern era, sovereignty disputes such as those over Gibraltar have become commonplace, and have proved an area ripe for academic deconstruction.

British Memory of Colonial Brutality in Kenya and Elsewhere

British Memory of Colonial Brutality in Kenya and Elsewhere

British elite’s are slowly agreeing that Britain’s colonial history needs to be debated as the testimonies and documentary evidence challenge “long-cherished views” of this period of British colonial exploits.

The Conservative Party and Euroscepticism

The Conservative Party and Euroscepticism

The past couple of years have seen a succession of policy stances by the British Conservative party that would appear to confirm its popular image as a eurosceptic actor.

To What Extent is Britain Post-Colonial?

To What Extent is Britain Post-Colonial?

The British majority is anti-colonial rather than post-colonial, while the elites remain dangerously wedded to colonial era values and appear to believe that with this outlook Britain can be made great again.

Review – How Institutions Evolve

Review – How Institutions Evolve

Thelen uses institutional theory within a varieties of capitalism framework to explain the causes for variation in vocational training and skill formation amongst Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States.

Patterns, Challenges, and Strategic Choices in the Euro Crisis

Patterns, Challenges, and Strategic Choices in the Euro Crisis

The crisis in the Euro Area is enmeshed in an evolving global, and European, financial and economic crisis. Its dimensions are profound, historical, and structural. It raises the stakes in European integration to new heights.

Britain and the Eurozone: What Next?

Britain and the Eurozone: What Next?

There has been much sound and fury but little progress in Euroland in the days following David Cameron’s veto at the meeting of the EU heads of government in Brussels on 11 December. Far from them saving the Euro, they agreed to differ on some things, and agreed to delay on others.

The Merkel Gambit

The Merkel Gambit

Merkel’s actions over the EU fiscal pact have been likened to a game of chicken. They are more akin to tightrope walking while composing an opera. Lurking in the background is the threat that the markets will lose faith and tear the whole edifice down. Either way, this pact will not be the last word.

Greed and Democracy

Greed and Democracy

When making sense of the weird things currently happening in the northern hemisphere, such as the London riots, one trend should not escape our notice: a deepening crisis caused by bankers’ greed is beginning to rip the guts out of democracy. Four years into the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression, governments of vital parts of the capitalist world are running on empty.

Transatlantic Relations: A Case for Optimism

Transatlantic Relations: A Case for Optimism

In the coming weeks as the Libya drama comes to a climax and as the debate on Afghanistan sharpens on what happens next, the European nations will have to make a decision on what kind of transatlantic relationship they want, or need, or value. The option of grumbling dependency is over, an era of shared responsibility and mutual contribution is about to dawn.

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