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Cardiff Senedd

On Wednesday December 6, 14 Politics & IR students, mostly from our Parliamentary Studies modules traveled to Cardiff to see devolved government in action. This was the department’s third visit to the Welsh Assembly and again, the welcome was warm, … Continue reading

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Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou – new article

Daphne’s article with Sofia Vasilopoulou ‘Breaching the Social Contract: Crises of Democratic Representation and Patterns of Extreme Right Party Support’ will be published in print in Government and Opposition’s next print issue this coming January. Government and Opposition, vol. 53, … Continue reading

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Dr Georgina Holmes – research paper

Dr Georgina Holmes presented a research paper on the pre-deployment training experience of Ghanaian tactical-level military peacekeepers at a two-day workshop on Preventing Sexual Exploitation & Abuse in Humanitarian Settings, hosted by the LSE Centre for Women, Peace & Security, on 30th … Continue reading

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Daphne Halikiopoulou – new article

Daphne’s article The Paradox of Nationalism: The common denominator of radical right and radical left euroscepticism’, originally published in the European Journal of Political Research (EJPR) in 2012, has just been included in an EJPR virtual special issue on Populism. … Continue reading

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European Trade Union Institute – Monthly Forum – December 2017

On Thursday, December 14th, Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou and Dr Tim Vlandas will be in Brussels, discussing the electoral success of far right parties in Europe at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) Monthly Forum. Click below for info: https://www.etui.org/Events/Monthly-forum-The-rise-of-far-right-parties-and-the-future-of-the-European-Union FacebookEmail

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Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou – new article

Daphne’s article ‘Breaching the Social Contract: Crises of Democratic Representation and Patterns of Extreme Right Party Support’ has been included in Government and Opposition’s special collection of free articles across the subject of populism. It can be accessed for free here: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/government-and-opposition/information/populism-in-europe-a-government-and-opposition-collection#articles FacebookEmail

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Campbell talks Campbell

The writer and broadcaster Alastair Campbell spent more than four hours in the department talking to students, staff and our local community on Monday, as he delivered the Peter Campbell Memorial Lecture, named in honour of the first Head of … Continue reading

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Inspirations: Jess Phillips MP at the University of Reading (16th November 2017)

By Dr Madeleine Davies (Department of English Literature) Jess Phillips MP gave a talk at the University of Reading on 16th November and reminded everyone present of the need to fight for social justice, fairness, and equality. The event was … Continue reading

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Consent and Deception

Dr Rob Jubb has published a discussion note entitled ‘Consent and Deception’ in the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. It is now available here: http://jesp.org/index.php/jesp/issue/view/36. FacebookEmail

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SeNSS Pathway Leads

The main 2018 ESRC SeNSS PhD studentship competition is now open.  The attached ‘Information for UoR staff’ sheet sets out broad competition details for supervisors and I’d be grateful if you could now disseminate this information by forwarding to all … Continue reading

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