British Politics 2011

British Politics 2011: A New Opening?

Workshop

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.

WORKSHOP  AGENDA

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)

  • Mr Gareth Chappell (Analyst, the Polish Institute of Foreign Affairs): The First year of the Conservative-Liberal Coalition Government and the 2011 referendum campaign.
  • Dr Małgorzata Kaczorowska (The Institute of Political Science, The University of Warsaw): Assessment of the referendum campaign and its results from the UK-wide perspective.
  • Dr Malgorzata Kułakowska (an expert in Ethnicity Studies): 2011 Census – What is new? Changes in ethnic categories. Introduction of the question on national identity.
  • Dr Przemysław Biskup (The Chair of European Studies, The University of Warsaw): Monarchy and British identity in the age of crisis.

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)

  • Dr Małgorzata Kaczorowska (The Institute of Political Science, the University if Warsaw): Election and referendum campaign in England, Wales and Scotland.
  • Mr Adam Dąbrowski (PhD Candidate, The Faculty of Journalism and Political Science, The University of Warsaw): Election and referendum campaign in the Northern Ireland.
  • Dr Izabela Kuligowska (The College of Management and Finance, Warsaw School of Economics): Distribution model concerning financial grants from the UK government to the devolved governments in the light of the 2010-2011 Scotland Bill.

For more information please see the Workshop Report.