I am a Research Associate at the University of Kent, working as part of the NORFACE research project entitled 'Welfare State Futures: Our Children’s Europe' (WelfSOC). My research interests include Euroscepticism, differentiated integration in the European Union and comparative party politics in Europe.
I hold a PhD in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, a LL.M. in European Law from the University of Kent and a BA in Political Science from the University of Namur (Belgium). Prior to joining Kent, I worked as a Teaching Fellow in Politics at the University of Bath, and as a guest researcher at the ARENA Centre for European Studies (University of Oslo). I tweet @BenLeruth.
The release of the Panama Papers will have a huge impact around the world. But Iceland deserves some particular attention. According to documents leaked from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, several Icelandic...