Tech Policy

UK tech start-ups are doing well. Now let’s help them become big businesses

13 Nov , 2013  

Growing tech companies - Eddie Copeland

This blog first appeared on Policy Exchange’s PolicyBytes. It was pleasing to hear David Cameron use his Lord Mayor’s Banquet speech to reiterate the need to support UK start-ups. He cited progress in “opening up government procurement to start-ups, spending hundreds of millions to stimulate venture capital investment and getting behind technology clusters wherever they […]

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International Relations

Challenges faced by EU Citizenship policy

18 Apr , 2013  

EU flag

‘Citizenship of the Union is hereby established.  Every person holding the nationality of a Member State shall be a citizen of the Union.’ (Article 2, Treaty of Maastricht, 1992). It was with this short – and apparently simple – statement that Citizenship of the European Union (EU) was first formally established by the Treaty on […]

International Relations

The Effectiveness of the European Neighbourhood Policy

18 Apr , 2013  

EU Neighbourhood Policy

Launched by the European Union (EU) in 2004, the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) has provoked a vast array of academic enquiry and commentary.  Amongst the various contributors to this literature, there is widespread acknowledgement that the ENP has at best been only partially effective (Freyburg et al., 2009; Belchev and Nicolaides, 2010).  The point of […]

International Relations

The effects of 9/11 on US Foreign Policy

18 Apr , 2013  

Effects of 9/11 on US foreign policy - Eddie Copeland

An essay exploring the short, medium and long term effects of the events of 9/11 on American foreign policy. ‘In the context of US politics, 9/11 was so far-reaching and catastrophic that it flipped the political world upside down; put new issues on the agenda; and changed the political, cultural and economic climate… overnight’. This […]

International Relations

Four Competing Conceptions of Indian Identity

18 Apr , 2013  

Indian National Identity - Eddie Copeland

‘There is not, and never was an India… possessing according to European ideas, any sort of unity… political, social or religious; no nation, no “people of India”.’ John Strachey, 1885 The opinion expressed above by former Labour MP, John Strachey, may well have accorded with the attitudes of many of his countrymen during the period of […]