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Breezes picking up: six months into a presidency like no other

I’ve just been scanning the latest headlines on President Trump and a presidency that history may well record as the car crash to end all car crashes. In the past few days he has publicly humiliated his Attorney General, while … Continue reading

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Yanos Soubieski – new publication

Yanos’ paper has now been published in ‘Language Studies Working Papers’ (LSWP) titled ‘Language and Loneliness in Althusserian Thought’.  This paper outlines how Althusserian thought accounts for power dynamics within language. It aims to reconcile loneliness and Althusser’s theory of interpellation … Continue reading

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Dr Adam Humphreys – new publication

Dr Adam Humphreys’ new book, The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects, has just been published by Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-anarchical-society-at-40-9780198805144?cc=gb&lang=en&# The book re-examines Hedley Bull’s classic text The Anarchical Society, forty years after it was first published … Continue reading

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What is wrong with Donald Trump’s denial of climate change?

By Professor Catriona McKinnon (Director, Leverhulme Programme in Climate Justice) Later this week, a climate denier will become the President of the United States. Donald Trump claims that ‘nobody really knows’ whether climate change is happening, and has asserted in … Continue reading

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What is new and what is nationalist about Europe’s ‘new nationalism’?

By Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou (Associate Professor in Comparative Politics) 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 … Continue reading

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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. FacebookEmail

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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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