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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.
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Monday 27th January 2020

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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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"
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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"
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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.
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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.
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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

Order! Order! Commons Speaker lifts the lid on Brexit at the University of Birmingham

Order! Order! Commons Speaker lifts the lid on Brexit at the University of Birmingham
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The man at the centre of this week's historic and highly-charged Brexit ruling hot-footed it to the University of Birmingham to urge students to play a more active role in politics.
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Wednesday 17th April 2019

Ukraine presidential election: young comedian leads polls, but country's dangerous divisions are no jok

Ukraine presidential election: young comedian leads polls, but country's dangerous divisions are no jok
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Ukraine's presidential election campaign is a tragic indictment of the country's current political state.
Date:
Friday 22nd March 2019

Analysis of Slovak Presidential Elections in the Washington Post

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POLSIS/G&S academic Dr Tim Haughton analysed the results of the Slovak Presidential Elections in the Washington Post
Date:
Thursday 21st March 2019

POLSIS Students Participate in U21 Module in Delhi

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A group of MA students from POLSIS participated in a special module in Dehli and also enjoyed Sunrise at the Taj Mahal.
Date:
Wednesday 20th March 2019

Will populism destroy the European Union?

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Daniele Albertazzi was interviewed on opposition to the Euro and the future of the EU by BBC World Service – 'The Inquiry' programme
Date:
Friday 15th March 2019
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