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In the run-up to the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) this roundtable will discuss the very topical issue of the relationship between the Britain and the EU.
A panel of expert speakers will examine the Government’s attempt to re-negotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership, the alternatives for the UK to ‘full’ EU membership, and the implications of a potential British exit (‘Brexit’) from the EU for the UK and the rest of the EU.
The event will focus on selected policy areas: trade, finance, investment and labour market, which are key for the British economy. What are the costs and benefits of EU membership for the UK? What are the alternatives? Should the UK leave the EU?
This interactive event will provide opportunities to question the panel of speakers, who are academic experts on EU and British politics from the University of York and other North of England universities.
Dr Jim Buller’s (University of York) research and teaching interests are in British politics, especially British political economy; British foreign policy, particularly Britain’s relations with the European Union; and the depoliticisation of public policy and its relationship to democracy.
Professor Tony Heron (University of York) is the Deputy Head of the Department of Politics. His main research and teaching interests relate to the theory and practice of international relations and international and comparative political economy, especially the politics of international trade, production and development.
Dr Nicole Lindstrom’s (University of York) research and teaching interests lie in comparative and international political economy and public policy, with a particular focus on political economic transformations in the enlarged European Union.
Dr Owen Parker (University of Sheffield) is the author of Cosmopolitan Government in Europe: Citizens and Entrepreneurs in Postnational Politics (Routledge 2013) and co-author of the textbook Politics in the European Union (OUP 2014). His recent work has focused on EU citizenship and questions of free movement in the EU.
Professor Lucia Quaglia (University of York) is the author of The Political Economy of Banking Union (Oxford University Press 2016) and The European Union and Global Financial Regulation (Oxford University Press 2014). She is an expert on Banking Union; Economic and Monetary Union; financial regulation and central banking in the EU; European economic governance.