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Alan Finlayson

Espen Aas

U P C O M I N G  E V E N T:

Brexit, crisis and leadership

Alan Finlayson in conversation with Espen Aas

Time: Monday 4 December 2017, at 18:00-19:30
Venue: Litteraturhuset, Oslo (room: Nedjma)

Britain has gone through a turbulent time since the referendum last year. The question of which route Britain should take out of the EU remains controversial, and continues to divide both the major political parties. 

Prime Minister Theresa May’s reputation has taken a battering, particularly as a consequence of the decision to hold a snap general election in June this year, while Jeremy Corbyn – the controversial Labour leader – rose to unprecedented heights through a solid campaign performance. Both leaders are, however, struggling to take command over the Brexit-strategy of their respective parties.

Professor Alan Finlayson is one of the foremost academics in the UK working in the cross-section of political science, philosophy and rhetoric. In his introduction, he will discuss crisis and political leadership in Britain per 2017. Espen Aas, London-correspondent for the NRK from 2013 to 2017, will engage in a conversation with Finlayson.

Free entrance. All welcome!

Please sign up to this event by sending an e-mail to mail@britishpoliticssociety.no


New issue of British Politics Review!

Britain entered the 20th century with enormous political and economic power in its hands, but experienced a continuous decline thereafter. Essential to that decline was the fall in productivity, with manufacturing at its heart. British industry changed from being the engine of economic growth to the very symptom of a British disease.

This year's last issue of British Politics Review takes stock of developments in British industry today. As a pertinent point of departure, Emma Griffin reminds us of where it all started: the monumental historical development that was the Industrial Revolution. Other articles discuss the virtues and flaws of government strategies to renew British industry and the fate of particular sectors.

Contributors include Emma Griffin, Eric Evans, Paul Stewart, Hugh Pemberton, Anja McCarthy & John Tomaney, and Greg Clark, MP.

You can download & read the entire issue here.


Introducing the new
BPS newsletter!

The BPS is immensely proud to present the very first edition of our brand new newsletter!

This time, we present a carefully selected collection of useful readings in preparation for the upcoming General Election on 8 June 2017.

The newsletter will be sent out to subscribers on a regular basis, and is intended as a supplement to our well-established quarterly journal 
British Politics Review.

Editor of the newsletter is BPS member Henry Allen.

Interested? You can subscribe to our newsletter here, please write "subscribe" in the subject field.


Join BPS in 2018!

Membership in the British Politics Society is open to everyone with an interest in British politics, culture, and society.

BPS membership for one year costs NOK 200,- and gives the following benefits:
  • The right to vote at our Annual General Meeting 

Established in June 2006, the overall objective of the BPS is to raise the general interest and knowledge about Britain and British politics in Norway and to maintain a scholarly network for people with an interest in such matters. 

Our core activities include the staging of occasional events and the publication of the quarterly journal British Politics Review.

The current board consists of four people, all based in the academic community in Oslo. 

Send us an e-mail to learn more!

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