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About Uta Staiger

Uta Staiger is the co-founder and Executive Director of the UCL European Institute. Her research examines the relationship between culture and politics, drawing together insights from modern European thought, the arts, and the history of European integration. She is particularly interested in mid-twentieth-century German theory and philosophy that seeks to straddle aesthetics and the idea of the political. Uta also holds the position of Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe), a strategic role shaping UCL's engagement with Europe, and acting as advocate for UCL's work on the continent.

Articles by Uta Staiger

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Brexit debate at home and abroad

This policy brief, exploring the pan-European phenomena that prepared the ground for Brexit, is an introduction to the authors’ new co-edited anthology, free to download here, Brexit and Beyond: The Future of Europe.

Introducing this week's theme: UK business and trade after Brexit

The economy will be centre stage when Brexit negotiations begin in 2017. All week we’re looking at the possible consequences of different types of Brexit on specific sectors and the economy as a whole.

The heart of the matter: passion, politics and the EU referendum

Both Leave and Remain have appealed to voters’ guts to the extent that reason itself has become suspicious. Emotions will rule the day on 23 June, but at what cost?

Migration, the lightning rod of the EU referendum

The EU-Turkey deal should have no role in the Brexit debate, yet it brings the crucial question of the European Union and migration into focus at an inopportune time.

The high stakes of the EU referendum

Four weeks ago we launched the Brexit Divisions project to explore the strategies and stakes of the upcoming EU referendum. Looking back, this is what we’ve learned.

Brexit Divisions II: the mother of all migration debates

Migration will play a central role in the June EU referendum. Which arguments, facts, and strategies will the campaigns deploy to swing the vote in their favour?

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