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

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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 Politics and International Relations at the University of Reading. 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 very well attended and students, colleagues and members of the local community listened carefully as the MP explained her beliefs and her work. The event was live-streamed and a Twitter feed supplied a steady flow of sound-bites from the talk: ‘women pay the price [of government cuts] and men reap the benefits’ was one of the re-tweeted comments. 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.

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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 relevant staff in your pathway area.

Key deadlines to note are:

  • 15 January 2018 – Deadline for candidates to submit their SeNSS applications by email to esrcdtp@reading.ac.uk (UoR Graduate School) for Reading’s institutional shortlisting process.
  • 21 January 2018 – Deadline for candidates to apply for admission – however earlier applications are strongly encouraged.
  • 1 February 2018 – shortlisted candidates + reserves will be invited to upload final applications to FluidReview.
  • April 2018 – decisions

Student-facing advertising is live at www.reading.ac.uk/graduateschool/funding-and-fees/gs-senss-info.aspx (Reading) and http://senss-dtp.ac.uk/apply-1 (overall consortium).

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The New Nationalism

Dr Daphne Halikiopoulou will be participating in this event on nationalism and the populist right.  For tickets click here.

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Professor Dominik Zaum – new article

Dominik Zaum’s most recent article, “International Transitional Administrations and the Politics of Authority Building” has been published in the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.

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Dr Geoff Sloan – new book

Geoff’s new book ‘Geopolitics, Geography and Strategic History’ has now been published by Routledge.

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Campbell talks Campbell

Alastair Campbell will be joining us on November 20th to deliver the Peter Campbell Memorial Lecture as part of our Political Voices initiative. Tickets are free – and are bound to go quickly. Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/political-voices-campbell-talks-campbell-tickets-38936076854

Alastair Campbell, author and former director of communications for U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, poses for a photograph before a Bloomberg Television interview in Hong Kong, China, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. A former journalist, Campbell was Blair’s official spokesman and director of communications and strategy from 1994 to 2003. Photographer: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Transatlantic Social Dialogue

Dr Tim Vlandas was invited to give a talk on the Political Economy of far right party support at the 2017 Transatlantic Social Dialogue in New York. The event, which took place on the 15th of September, was hosted by the Worker institute (Cornell University). The audience included American and European academics as well as trade union leaders.

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