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The Department of Politics and International Studies seeks to appoint a full-time Executive Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to support the effective running of the department and provide comprehensive executive support to the Head of Department (HoD), Deputy HoDs and the Senior Management team.

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Thu 16 November 2017, 10:43 | Tags: Front, Staff

Stuart Elden’s Foucault books reviewed and discussed

fld.jpgStuart Elden two books Foucault’s Last Decade (Polity 2016) and Foucault: The Birth of Power (Polity 2017) have recently been reviewed and discussed in a number of places.

A review of both books can be found in The Nation by Bruce Robbins and in 3am Magazine by Peter Gratton (along with Foucault’s The Punitive Society).

A review of Foucault’s Last Decade by Kurt Borg is in Foucault Studies; and one of Foucault: the Birth of Power at the LSE Review of Books by Syamala Roberts.

He has also taken part in discussions with Dave O’Brien for the New Books in Critical Theory series on both books – Foucault’s Last Decade here and Foucault: The Birth of Power here.

Foucault: The Birth of PowerAmong earlier discussions of the books there is one with Peter Gratton, Eduardo Mendieta and Dianna Taylor in Symposium; and with Antoinette Koleva in Foucault Studies, also in Bulgarian translation in Sociological Problems [Социологически проблеми]. There is also a longer piece about the writing of the books at Berfrois. All the above links are open access.

Stuart is currently writing a book on The Early Foucault, and updates on its research and writing can be found at his blog, Progressive Geographies.

Thu 09 November 2017, 12:57 | Tags: Staff, PhD, Political Theory, Research

New PSA Prize named in recognition of PAIS Professor

shirin.jpgWe are delighted to announce that the UK Political Studies Association has launched a new prize in recognition of Professor Shirin Rai’s "significant contributions to the discipline of feminist International Relations and International Political Economy."

The Shirin M. Rai dissertation prize, for the best dissertation in International Relations, has now officially been launched. A blog announcing the PSA’s new framework for prizes and awards, and further information about the application process, can be accessed here:

While many professional associations name prizes after those who have retired, the PSA’s new framework is designed to acknowledge active and leading scholars in the discipline; very many congratulations to Shirin on this hugely impressive accolade, which is yet further recognition of her leading status in the discipline and an important projection of PAIS’ standing in the field.

Wed 08 November 2017, 11:56 | Tags: Front Staff PhD MA UG Faculty of Social Sciences Research

Warwick Politics Society talk with Baroness D'Souza

The Politics Society recently hosted Baroness D'Souza, former Lord Speaker, who discussed her vision for the House of Lords.

The event was filmed by RaW and is available to view below:

After her talk, she also was interviewed by RaW, you can find the link for the interview here.

Thu 02 November 2017, 13:53 | Tags: Staff, PhD, MA, UG

Annual IPE Lecture: Both Sides, Now: Paradigms, Power, Psychology, and Pragmatism at the Midpoint of Crisis

Annual IPE Lecture: Both Sides, Now: Paradigms, Power, Psychology, and Pragmatism at the Midpoint of Crisis

Wesley Widmaier, Griffith University, Australia

2nd November, 17:00-18:30, MS.04 (Zeeman Building)

This year's Annual IPE Lecture offers an overview of IPE and IR debates on ideas, crises and change from a social psychological constructivist perspective. Wes Widmaier is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University. His research interests include International Political Economy, International Relations Theory, in particular constructivist thought, and the specific role of wars and crises as mechanisms of large-scale change. Wes is also the editor-in-chief of the Review of International Political Economy.

Thu 19 October 2017, 11:55 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA, UG, Research Events, International Political Economy

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