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Scott Lucas, Professor of American Studies writes in defence of experts for the new Social Sciences Blog.
Posted 09 April 2018
Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas, Lecturer in Middle East Politics at POLSIS, has been awarded a competitive 2018 British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award on 'The International Politics of Middle East Migration: Problems, Policy, Practice.'
Posted 27 March 2018
Dr Laura Jenkins writes for the LSE. It is too simplistic to argue that current heated debates about politics, especially in the context of Brexit and Trump, are due to the fact that our emotions about politics matter more now than before. Laura Jenkins argues that our feelings about politics have always mattered. In fact, these recent unexpected political outcomes could prove to be an example of what happens when people's feelings about politics are neglected for too long.
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