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The truth about John Bercow’s comments at the University of Reading

Dr Mark Shanahan (Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Reading) There was a point when I turned to the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, during a public discussion event at the University of Reading, and asked him if … Continue reading

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What is new and what is nationalist about the ‘new nationalism’?

The success of several new parties with a broadly nationalist agenda has prompted some authors to speak of the rise of a ‘new nationalism’ in European politics. But what is new and what is nationalist about Europe’s ‘new nationalism’? Daphne … Continue reading

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Dr Long’s recent book named best book of 2016 by Foreign Affairs!

Dr Tom Long’s recent book entitled “Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence” was named a Best Book of 2016 by Foreign Affairs.

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Politics student Chris Imms to represent University of Reading on University Challenge

Politics and Economics student Chris Imms has been chosen to represent University of Reading on University Challenge. Chris, who was selected from a pool of sixty student applicants joins four other UoR students to form the University’s team on the … Continue reading

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Peter Campbell Memorial Lecture

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Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and influence

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Why the Golden Dawn is a Neo-Nazi Party

Daphne Halikiopoulou (University of Reading) and Sofia Vasilopoulou (University of York), first posted on Huffington Post With the on-going Golden Dawn trial in Greece there has been much debate as to whether the Golden Dawn is a neo-Nazi group. The … Continue reading

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Anti-immigrant attitudes in the UK are among the strongest in Europe

Dr Tim Vlandas, First posted at LSE Brexit blog The vote for Brexit took place. I had hoped that this would have been the end of the obsession with immigration. Brexit would allow the UK to ‘take back control’ of … Continue reading

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GEOPOLITICS AND TRADE – What Sir Halford Mackinder would have said about the Referendum

A singular failure of the current referendum campaign that can be attributed equally to both sides has been an absence of any attempt to articulate the nature of Britain’s geopolitical relationship to Europe. By geopolitics I do not mean its … Continue reading

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‘Once more unto the breach’

‘Once more unto the breach’ – On Hillary Benn and Fighting Wars with Words Dr Nadya Ali Shadow Home Secretary Hillary Benn has emerged as the unlikely oratory hero through his speech to the House of Commons during the debate … Continue reading

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