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WILL BRITAIN END UP LIKE NORWAY?
BPS is pleased to invite its members and friends to a panel discussion on Britain's future in Europe.
|Britain is often identified as an "awkward" and
"reluctant" EU member state. Now, the relationship is at a
crossroads: David Cameron has promised to renegotiate the terms
for Britain's EU membership, and hold a national referendum. |
What are the British alternatives to full membership? What are the reactions from Brussels and from key member states such as Germany? And what are the implications of a Brexit - for the European integration project and for other outsiders such as Norway?
The seminar is is organized in cooperation with ARENA, Centre for European Studies.
It is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Europamidler.
|Kindly note that this seminar will be held in English.|
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Still with Europe,
but not of it?
Will Britain still be a member of the EU in three years’ time? To address that question fully, we first need to look beyond the political limelight.
How did British politics get here in the first place? Which constitutional issues are raised by the possibility of a Brexit? What are the central arguments in the debate, and what will characterise the run-up to a referendum on this issue? Finally, how is the process now engendered by Britain seen from the perspective of its European partners?
These are some of the issues discussed in the current issue of British Politics Review-
Aticle contributors include Vernon Bogdanor, Isabelle Hertner, Kristin Haugevik, Christopher Lord, Petros Fassoulas, John Todd, Henry Allen and John-Ivar S. Olsen.
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This year's rather impressive AGM cake,
prepared by BPS leader Atle Wold!
The tenth Annual General Meeting of the British Politics Society Norway was held on Tuesday 26 May.
Participants were briefed about BPS activities in 2014, and plans for 2015. Other posts on the program included a presentation of the accounts for 2014 and the budget for 2015. The AGM also re-elected Řivind Bratberg and Kristin Haugevik as board members for a two-year period.
As part of the discussion under any other business, the AGM discussed possible future topics for British Politics Review, as well as events organized by the society.
Read more about this year's AGM here.
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Join the BPS!
Membership in the British Politics Society is open to everyone with an interest in British politics, culture, and society.
BPS membership for one year costs NOK 100,- and gives the following benefits:
Established in June 2006, the overall objective of the BPS is to raise the general interest and knowledge about Britain and British politics in Norway and to maintain a scholarly network for people with an interest in such matters.
The current board consists of four people, all based in the academic community in Oslo.
Send us an e-mail to learn more!
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At the page, BPS members and others can also engage in discussions on questions related to British politics, culture and society.
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Where to, Labour?
Since its devastating loss at the general election in May, the Labour Party has been going through a difficult period, marked by intense internal debate. On 12 September, the process of electing a new party leader will finally come to a conclusion. Whichever of the four candidates wins, he or she will have to hit the ground running.
Labour is facing sharply different challenges across Britain, with the Conservatives, UKIP, SNP and the Green Party all picking voters among former Labour supporters. Moreover,
the new leader will embark upon a difficult spell in opposition. Where is Labour heading from here? What kind of visions for the future does the party represent, and to what extent can it meet the challenges of 21st-century Britain?
The autumn edition of British Politics Review is due to arrive in November 2015.. Please contact us if you would like to contribute!
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