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Keep up to date with the latest news and events from around the school and the wide-ranging projects our staff and students get involved with.
Raquel Da Silva has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for her work: Torn between the West and ISIS: the interplay between narratives of intervention and statebuilding and the life stories of former foreign fighters
Dr Catherine Durose writes for Social Sciences Birmingham blog: Citizens UK bring together locally-rooted member institutions, in the fields of education, community, trade union and faith-based organisations, and uses community organising to generate collective power for social change. Citizens UK have pioneered the use of pledges within their local campaigns on issues of social justice, where those with formal power are invited to commit publicly to action for community benefit.
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.
We're delighted to announce that an IDD graduate from 2017 has been awarded one of two dissertation prizes by the UK Development Studies Association. Bushra Rehman undertook the MSc International Development (Conflict, Security and Development) and produced a dissertation on 'The intersection of gender and disability in exacerbating poverty in displacement settings: Jordan as a case study'.
In this seminar, leading scholars from POLIS, IDD and INLOGOV asked whether democracy can withstand the challenges it faces from disengagement, illiberal populism, and the growing influence of autocratic states.
Professor Stefan Wolff co-authors an article for the Washington Post on the re-emergence of Russia as a destabilizing international force. As Russia headed to the polls Sunday to reelect President Vladimir Putin, there was one policy that they were implicitly reviewing. Many remember Russia's Cold War strategy of invading, destabilizing and intervening in other countries' governance. Putin has apparently once again made this his policy.
Professor Nic Cheeseman writes for The Conversation: Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated. In the last few days, Cambridge Analytica, which claims to use data to change behaviour including that of voters, has been accused of breaching Facebook rules in its efforts to collect personal data.
How do armed conflicts influence crime? While previous studies have identified a mutually reinforcing "cycle" between armed conflict and crime, our knowledge about the precise conditions under which rebellion shapes criminal behaviour during conflict remains limited.
POLSIS Lecturer Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas has been awarded the 2017 School of Government & Society Prize for Outstanding Early-Career Researcher.
On 15 March 2018, the inaugural POLSIS first-year PhDs Conference took place at Westmere house on campus.
Professor Paul Schulte, leading expert and practitioner in the field of conflict and cooperation to offer the keynote address at the Training Programme on Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation
Dr. Karin Bottom, Director of Teaching and Learning, discusses her role and provides valuable information for prospective students by outlining the range of courses that INLOGOV has to offer.