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Does the process of European integration help foment a party cartel in young democracies?

The concept of the ‘party cartel’ first devised by Katz and Mair in their seminal 1995 article Changing Models of Party Organization and Party Democracy: The Emergence of the Cartel Party has been one of the most influential pieces of … Continue reading

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The Second EUEve Workshop, Canterbury Christ Church University, 20-21 September 2017

The second EUEve workshop (UACES CRN Europe and the Everyday) took place on the 20 and 21 of September at Canterbury Christ Church University. The workshop, entitled ‘Democratic Recession and Europe in Flux’, offered an interdisciplinary analysis of some of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshop: ‘Democratic Recession and Europe In Flux’

The second UACES CRN ‘Europe and the Everyday’ Workshop will take place on the 20 and 21 of September at Canterbury Christ Church University. Detailed below is the workshop programme. Attendance is free and open to all. If you are … Continue reading

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Leicester and the CRN ‘Europe and the Everyday’ (UACES CRN EUEve) go to Sarajevo

On Friday 7 July 2017, while moving towards the second workshop at Canterbury Christ Church University in September, addressing democratic recession and social and political changes in Europe, the UACES CRN ‘Europe and the Everyday’, with the support of the … Continue reading

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Strong UACES CRN ‘Europe and the Everyday’ Presence at 2017 IPSA Colloquium on ‘Democratisation and Constitutional Design in Divided Societies’

The UACES CRN ‘Europe and the Everyday’ team was strongly represented at the 2017 IPSA Colloquium held in Nicosia, Cyprus from 24 to 27 June. The conference brought together three International Political Science Association (IPSA) research committees (13, 14 and … Continue reading

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“The UK political situation – not so strong and stable!”

(This pre-election comment was originally published in La Razon, on Thursday 8 June. Read the original article here ) On April 18, the British Prime Minister Theresa May dissolved the Parliament and called snap elections for June 8, supported by the required two-thirds … Continue reading

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Catalonia’s independence referendum: The stage is set for yet another political and legal battle

On 1 October 2017, Catalans will vote in an historic referendum on the secession of Catalonia from the Spanish State. After several years of constitutional wrangling, including a previous attempt to hold an independence referendum, Catalans will be asked ‘Do … Continue reading

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