British Politics 2011: A New Opening?
The Chair of European Studies and the Institute of Political Science, The University of Warsaw
June 20, 2011, 10.00–15.00,
Stefan Czarnowski Lecture Hall
Principal building of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Studies
3 Krakowskie Przedmieście
The aim of the workshop was to discuss political developments in the United Kingdom which had occurred since the General Election of May 2010. The discussion was devoted to (1) the role of monarchy in the shaping of contemporary British national identity, to (2) the referendum on parliamentary electoral reform and the first year of the Coalition Government’s rule, and to (3) the local and regional election campaigns and results in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, with special focus on Scottish National Party’s unprecedented victory.
Workshop was held in English.
10.15–10.20 Workshop Inauguration led by Professor Janusz Adamowski, the Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, The University of Warsaw
10.20–10.35 Presentation of research projects conducted by the Research Group BRITANNIA
10.35–12.30 Part 1: THE FIRST YEAR OF THE CONSERVATIVE-LIBERAL COALITION GOVERNMENT IN THE LIGHT OF THE 2011 REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN
Chair: Dr Wojciech Lewandowski (The Chair of European Studies, The University of Warsaw)
12.30–13.00 Lunch Break
13.00–14.00 and 14.15–15.15 Part 2: ELECTION AND REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN IN THE NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: CASES OF ENGLAND, WALES, SCOTLAND AND THE NORTHERN IRELAND
Chair: Dr Krzysztof Winkler (British Socio-Political Studies Research Group Britannia)
For more information please see the Workshop Report.