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28
Jan

Dr Elias Dinas comments on new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

Posted: 28/01/2015

Elias Dinas was interviewed for the Spanish radio network Cadena SER (25 January) on the recent election of the Greek SYRIZA party and its leader, Alexis Tsipras.

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23
Jan

Paper by Dr Petra Schleiter and Valerie Belu makes front page of the Guardian online news

Posted: 23/01/2015

An article based primarily on research by Petra Schleiter and Valerie Belu and entitled 'Parties warned over repercussions of hung parliament after general election' has been published in the Guardian (19 January).

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22
Jan

Dr Gwendolyn Sasse comments on whether Russia will escalate its conflict with Ukraine

Posted: 22/01/2015

Gwendolyn Sasse has written for 'Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe' (21 January) as part of Carnegie Europe online, in a piece asking the question: Will Russia Escalate in Ukraine and Beyond?

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20
Jan

Dr Nic Cheeseman on the world's richest 1% being set to overtake the rest

Posted: 20/01/2015

Yesterday, Nic Cheeseman co-hosted the Rising Inequality in the Global South: Practice and Solutions Symposium with Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford (organized by OXFAM and Dr Miles Larmer of St Antony's).

The conclusions of this symposium, such as the fact that the world's richest 1% are set to own more than the other 99% combined, have caused headlines around the world.  (You can read examples in the Guardian and the Daily Mail.)

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12
Jan

Professor Walter Mattli receives John Fell OUP Research Fund award

Posted: 12/01/2015

Congratulations to Walter Mattli, who has received a generous John Fell OUP Research Fund award in support of a major new research project on the infrastructure (or plumbing) and governance of international capital markets.

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09
Jan

Professor Archie Brown writes on how much we vote for the Party leader

Posted: 09/01/2015

Archie Brown has written an article for BBC News Online (7 January) on the extent to which the performance of a political party leader influences how the public votes for their party.

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06
Jan

International Journal of Press/Politics moves to DPIR

Posted: 06/01/2015

The International Journal of Press/Politics, the premier academic journal of comparative research on news media and political communication, has moved to the Department of Politics and International Relations this January, as Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Director of Research Rasmus Kleis Nielsen has taken over as editor.

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18
Dec

Research Excellence Framework results published

Posted: 18/12/2014

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results have now been published. We are delighted to report that our submission to the Politics and International Studies Unit of Assessment has achieved top scores, confirming the excellence of our research.

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16
Dec

Professor Desmond King elected to Royal Irish Academy

Posted: 16/12/2014

Congratulations to Desmond King, who has been given the singular honour of being elected to the Royal Irish Academy.

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15
Dec

Sarah Glatte and Catherine De Vries win the 2014 MPSA Sophonisba Breckinridge Award

Posted: 15/12/2014

Congratulations to DPhil student Sarah Glatte and her supervisor Professor Catherine De Vries for their paper on "Women and Men from Different sides of the Wall:  Gender Attitudes, Institutions, and Political Participation in Unified Germany", which has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Sophonisba Breckinridge Award by the Midwest Political Science Association.

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