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Dr Sarah von Billerbeck – new journal article

Dr Sarah von Billerbeck has co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding (vol. 11, issue 3, 2017) published by Taylor & Francis Online, entitled ‘Legitimacy in Conflict’ with Birte Julia Gippert. It examines a variety of aspects of legitimacy … 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 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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Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and influence

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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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How do we decide what is in the national interest?

Dr Adam Humphreys David Cameron recently described Jeremy Corbyn’s support for nuclear disarmament as a threat to national security. During his premiership, Gordon Brown argued for sweeping reforms to tackle global challenges such as climate change, poverty and the failing banking system, all in the name of … Continue reading

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What Does Eurovision 2015 Tell Us about Voting Systems?

Would a different voting system have produced a different result in Eurovision 2015? And what are the implications for our understanding of the merits of different electoral rules? In this post, Dr Alan Renwick investigates. The Eurovision Song Contest is … Continue reading

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