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Reading Centre for Climate and Justice to help protect vulnerable communities

A new research centre that will support communities threatened by climate change was launched at the University of Reading on Thursday 18th January 2018 by former Irish President and UN human rights high commissioner Mary Robinson. The Reading Centre for … Continue reading

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Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons visit to PolIR Department

Students staged their own ‘Second Referendum on Brexit’ as the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons and leading light of the Leave Campaign joined Politics and IR students for a Parliamentary Studies class at the … Continue reading

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Dr Sarah von Billerbeck – ESRC and FBA Grant Awards

Sarah and Oisín Tansey (King’s College London) were recently awarded an ESRC Standard Grant to support a three-year project entitled ‘Enabling Authoritarianism? United Nations Peacebuilding and Authoritarian Rule.’ The project, due to start in June 2018, will examine the ways … Continue reading

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The End of a Dream and the Risk of Global Chaos

Please join us for the following event, hosted by the UN and Global Order Programme (UNGOP) at the University of Reading: A book presentation and discussion by Michael von der Schulenburg: The End of a Dream and the Risk of Global Chaos.  Will … Continue reading

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Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou and Dr Tim Vlandas – new article

Daphne and Tim’s article ‘Does unemployment matter? Economic insecurity, labour market policies and the far right vote in Europe’ has been accepted for publication and is forthcoming in European Political Science (EPS) as a part of a symposium on the … Continue reading

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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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