Jean Monnet Debate on ‘The British Elections and the future of EU/UK relations’

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Clerici Learning Studio - CLC.1.12, Clerici Building, Headington Campus


The event is focused on the forthcoming British elections. This session is a conversation between Dr. Alan Wager (Research Associate, King’s College London / UK in a Changing Europe) and Dr. Jon Wheatley (Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Oxford Brookes University). The two experts will discuss the ongoing debate on the elections and analyse possible scenarios in regards to EU/UK relations in the future. 

The initiative is sponsored by the EU - Jean Monnet Module ‘Challenges to European Integration: multidisciplinary perspectives’ Grant Number: 611349-EPP-1-2019-1-UK-EPPJMO-MODULE. It is organised in collaboration with the Global Politics, Economy and Society (GPES) research centre at Oxford Brookes University.  

This event is free. However,  as seating is limited please book a place.

The debate is introduced by Dr Cristiano Bee (Senior Lecturer in Politics, Oxford Brookes University).

Dr. Alan Wager is a Research Associate at the UK in a Changing Europe initiative at King's College London. Previously, Alan was By-Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge and a researcher at the London School of Economics and the University of Manchester. His PhD thesis - concerning inter-party and operation in British politics - was completed at Queen Mary, University of London, where he taught undergraduate modules on British politics.

Dr. Jon Wheatley is a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Oxford Brookes University. He holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. His research focuses on parties, party systems and political cleavages in both established and developing democracies, on democratization in post-communist countries, and on the use and application of voting advice applications (VAAs). Specifically, he has recently been exploring the dimensionality of the political space in Europe, highlighting the growing influence of the cultural dimension of political competition as evidenced by the rise of populist right political parties.

Dr. Cristiano Bee is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at Oxford Brookes University (UK), where he holds the Jean Monnet Module: 'Challenges to European Integration: multidisciplinary perspectives'. Previously he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Kadir Has University in Istanbul, a Marie Curie Fellow at the European Institute of Istanbul Bilgi University and a Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Surrey. His area of expertise focuses on civil society studies, with a particular interest on the role played by active citizens at the EU level but also comparatively in a number of countries (such as the UK, Italy, and Turkey). He is author of 'Active Citizenship in Europe. Practices and demands in the EU, Italy, Turkey and the UK' published by Palgrave in 2017.