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Untamed and Close to Power: How Europe's Populist Parties Are Navigating Coronavirus

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Daniele Albertazzi introduces an EA Worldview series which focuses on the strategies adopted by populist parties within certain countries either to challenge their governments' responses to the pandemic or support them.
Date:
Tuesday 12th May 2020

Gerasimos Tsourapas wins award to research transnational authoritarianism

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Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas, Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics at the School of Government, has won a competitive research grant to study transnational authoritarianism in the Middle East.
Date:
Friday 1st May 2020

Gerasimos Tsourapas Awarded Prestigious Book Prize

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Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas, Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics at the School of Government, has won the 2020 ENMISA Distinguished Book Award by the International Studies Association.
Date:
Tuesday 7th April 2020

Special Seminar examines US Politics after Super Tuesday

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In a special seminar, experts from POLSIS/School of Government provided analysis of the state of the race for the Democratic nomination after Super Tuesday.
Date:
Monday 9th March 2020

The School of Government receives Athena SWAN accreditation

The School of Government receives Athena SWAN accreditation
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The award is in recognition of the School's continuing commitment towards the advancement of gender equality including representation, progression, and success for all.
Date:
Monday 27th January 2020

POLSIS Academics provide Election Post-Mortem

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Several members of staff spoke at a special seminar on the morning after the British general election to discuss the results and their implications.
Date:
Friday 13th December 2019

Will Boris Johnson get the majority he needs to finish Brexit at last?

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Professor David Cutts and Dr Tim Haughton in The Washington Post: These four things could determine this week's U.K. election.
Date:
Wednesday 11th December 2019

Where are Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn visiting – and what do their travel plans tell us about the election?

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Professor David Cutts in The Conversation: Corbyn can't get enough of Scotland while Johnson is playing it safe with strategic stop offs.
Date:
Thursday 21st November 2019

The Italian right sweeps to victory in Umbria: What now for the second Conte government?

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Daniele Albertazzi and Mattia Zulianello and argue that the Italian right's victory in Umbria casts doubt on how long Italy's current government can survive.
Date:
Thursday 31st October 2019

Matteo Salvini is down, but here's why he isn't out for the count just yet

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Daniele Albertazzi published an article in The Independent on the new Italian government.
Date:
Friday 20th September 2019

POLSIS academic selected as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University's Center for European Studies

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Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas has been selected for Harvard University's Center for European Studies 2019-20 Visiting Fellowship programme.
Date:
Wednesday 4th September 2019

Matteo Salvini sidelined, Conte forms new coalition in Italy

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Daniele Albertazzi was interviewed by Global News (Canada) on the formation of a new Italian government.
Date:
Wednesday 4th September 2019

Italy's Coalition Woes

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28 August 2019. Daniele Albertazzi was interviewed by TRT World on the formation of a new Italian government
Date:
Thursday 29th August 2019

Salvini calls for new election as Italy's coalition government falls apart

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Daniele Albertazzi was quoted extensively by The Independent in an article titled: "Salvini calls for new election as Italy's coalition government falls apart"
Date:
Friday 16th August 2019

Italy's Rival Parties Look to Block Salvini's Bid for Power

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Daniele Albertazzi was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, for an article titled: "Italy's Rival Parties Look to Block Salvini's Bid for Power"
Date:
Friday 16th August 2019

Conference Presentation

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On 22 June Daniele Albertazzi presented the paper "The dynamics of party competition: A typology" (written with Donatella Bonansinga and Davide Vampa) to the Council for European Studies Annual Conference.
Date:
Wednesday 17th July 2019

Italy's far-right leader salvini will survive russia money scandal.

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Daniele Albertazzi was quoted by Newsweek in an article focusing on an investigation on the Italian party the League trying to secure oil money from Russia to finance its activities.
Date:
Monday 15th July 2019

Populism and Liberal Democracy

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Daniele Albertazzi opened the Summer School for PhD students of The Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence in European Governance at De Montfort University (Leicester).
Date:
Tuesday 2nd July 2019

How Matteo Salvini steals the show

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Daniele Albertazzi quoted by Izvestia in a piece on Italian politics "How Matteo Salvini steals the show. The success of the League in the elections to the European Parliament may entail early elections in Italy"
Date:
Monday 10th June 2019

Italy's new government: why a political novice is a strategic choice for prime minister

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Daniele Albertazzi writes for The Conversation: After a confusing election and months of negotiations, Italy has a government once again. But don't be surprised if it gets a new one before too long.
Date:
Monday 3rd June 2019
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