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31
Oct

Professor Gwendolyn Sasse writes on deepening divisions in Ukraine

Posted: 31/10/2014

Gwen Sasse has published a further piece for Carnegie Europe (22 October) on how the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine might only deepen existing divisions.

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30
Oct

Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen to become new Director of Research and Development at RISJ

Posted: 30/10/2014

In January, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen will start work as Director of Research and Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (a research centre that is part of the Department of Politics and International Relations).

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30
Oct

William J. Burns named as next Carnegie President

Posted: 30/10/2014

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today that the Honorable William J. Burns, U.S. deputy secretary of state, will become its next president on February 4, 2015. Ambassador Burns will be Carnegie’s ninth president in its 105-year history.

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29
Oct

Professor Neil MacFarlane comments on how the threat of terrorism might change Canada's "rainbow of multiculturalism"

Posted: 29/10/2014

Neil MacFarlane was interviewed by Deutsche Welle (24 October) for an article entitled 'Terror attacks threaten Canada’s multicultural project', which explored the possible cultural ramifications of the recent shootings in Montreal and Ottowa.

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21
Oct

Professor Catherine de Vries presented with APSA's Emerging Scholar Award

Posted: 21/10/2014

Congratulations to Catherine de Vries, who has been given the 2014 Emerging Scholar Award by the Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior section of the American Political Science Association.  She shares this award with Dan Hopkins of Georgetown University.

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20
Oct

Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh on the legend of Napoleon for 'Start The Week'

Posted: 20/10/2014

Sudhir Hazareesingh appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Start The Week' (20 October) in a programme on Napoleon Bonaparte that asks: what was Napoleon's impact during his lifetime, in France and across Europe and how much of this can we see today?

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20
Oct

'When the Party's Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective'

Posted: 20/10/2014

The politics of cutting public spending or raising taxes (or both) has dominated politics in many democracies in recent years. A new era of conflict has developed, with old political alignments being tested and new battles emerging over whose expectations are to be disappointed and who should be blamed for fiscal squeeze.

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14
Oct

Professor Rana Mitter comments on protests in Hong Kong

Posted: 14/10/2014

Rana Mitter was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's 'PM' programme (29 September) about the current protests in Hong Kong.

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14
Oct

Dr Stephen Fisher interviewed on the next General Election

Posted: 14/10/2014

Stephen Fisher appeared on BBC2's 'Daily Politics' programme (10 October) to talk about his projections for the outcome of the 2015 General Election.

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09
Oct

'International Arbitration and Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence'

Posted: 09/10/2014

This book offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date analytical overview of arguments in a vigorous nascent interdisciplinary debate about arbitration courts and their exercise of private governance power in the transnational realm. This debate is generating fascinating new insights into such central topics as legitimacy, constitutional order and justice beyond classical nation state institutions.

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