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NSS Now Open For PAIS Finalists

NSS LogoThe National Student Survey (NSS) is now open at the link below. In partnership with our students, we have built the department together. Thank you! We’d love your feedback on the three or four years you have spent with us.


Why else complete the survey?

  • Treat Yourself – each online participant will receive £5 Eating at Warwick credit, as a thank you
  •  Help Someone Else – for each response, PAIS will donate £5 to the Warwick Cancer Research Centre, our finalists chosen charity
  • Shape the Department - your feedback will help shape the future of the PAIS department

It will take just 5 minutes to complete. Your feedback matters and makes a huge difference as shown on our You Said We Did page.

Please remember the £5 credit only applies to those who complete online so please complete early to ensure you do not lose out.

Simply send your confirmation email – after completing the survey - to to receive your £5.

The results are highly visible, often reported in the media and used by prospective students to help make their university choices. Their high profile has delivered positive, progressive change for PAIS students.

Last year PAIS achieved 94% for overall satisfaction. In recent years PAIS has often had the highest participation rate across the University.

Mon 05 February 2018, 10:47 | Tags: Front, UG

Call for Papers for BISA Workshop: Governing Transit Migration: Varieties of Approaches in International Politics

Dr. Maria Koinova is co-organizing a workshop within the British International Studies Association's working group on the "International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diasporas."

British International Studies Association

Working Group on the “International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diasporas”

Call for Papers for a Workshop: Governing Transit Migration: Varieties of Approaches in International Politics

Organised by Dr. Maria Koinova and Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas

17 September 2018 at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Migration has emerged as one of the major challenges of our time, from the Syrian refugee crisis to the sub-Saharan refugees seeking to reach European shores via the Mediterranean to the mobilisation of the Turkish diaspora across Europe for the 2017 constitutional referendum, and the debates on immigration reforms in Europe and the United States. While researchers and policy-makers have examined both emigration and immigration, transit migration remains underexplored in migration studies, even more so from the perspectives of International Relations and Political Studies.

This workshop seeks to bring this conversation to the attention of BISA members and other scholars worldwide who would like to join this workshop. We seek to attract a range of researchers working on transit migration and its connection to sending and destination states and international organizations, and would welcome abstracts from doctoral students, early-career scholars and senior academics.

The workshop seeks to structure the discussion along two main axes: firstly, we are interested in institutional politics. What types of institutional responses do sending, transit and receiving states issue to regulate transit migration? How do international organisations, non-governmental organisations and think-tanks respond to the phenomenon of transit? How could we explain such responses, and how could we assess them about their adequateness and shortcomings? Secondly, we are interested in the migrants and refugees and their experiences with transit. How do migrants and refugees engage with existing institutions and societal structures during their migration journeys? How do they respond to various institutional obstacles preventing migration, and what kind of coping strategies do they develop? How do they mobilize during and in the aftermath of their transit migration?

This one-day workshop aims to address these questions, within the broader perspective of migration governance. It will take place on 17 September 2018 at the University of Warwick. We welcome applications from junior and senior scholars in international politics, as well as those with particular regional expertise in the Middle East, Eurasia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

If you are interested to participate, please send a paper abstract of 300 words maximum to Dr. Gerasimos Tsourapas ( and Dr. Maria Koinova ( by 10 June 2018.

The organisers will decide about accepted abstracts by 15 June 2018. The organisers may consider the submission of select papers as a special issue in an ISI-ranked journal. Limited financial support will be available for BISA members. We welcome new BISA members at

Thu 19 April 2018, 14:02 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, Research

Annual IPE Debate

You are invited to the Annual Debate on the Future of IPE, which is taking place on Wednesday, 2nd May, at 17:00 - 18:30 in Room S0.21 (Social Sciences Building). For directions/map see here.

We have a really great topic, Decolonising International Political Economy: Challenges & Ways Forward, and 3 excellent speakers lined up: Professor Robbie Shilliam (Queen Mary), Dr Lisa Tilley (Queen Mary) and Sara Salem (Warwick).

Please join us for what should be a lively and engaging debate, a drinks reception follows the debate - ALL WELCOME.

Tue 17 April 2018, 13:42 | Tags: Front, Staff, PhD, MA, UG, Research Events, International Political Economy

PSA Thesis Prize awarded to Dr Muireann O’Dwyer

PAIS is delighted to announce that Dr Muireann O’Dwyer has been awarded the Political Studies Association (PSA) Walter Bagehot Prize for the best dissertation in Government and Public Administration.

Dr O’Dwyer received this prestigious award for her PhD thesis entitled ‘Gendered Ideas of Economic Policy: An inquiry into the role of gender in European economic governance’. This outcome was announced at the Annual PSA Conference dinner on Tuesday 27th March 2018.

Very many congratulations, Muireann!

Mon 09 April 2018, 10:50 | Tags: Front, Staff

Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert Speaks at Two Events

Dr Jennifer Philippa Eggert has spoken at two events in London recently.

Dr Eggert was invited to speak at roundtable at the LSE ( where she shared her experience of being a woman, mother and Muslim in academia.

She then attended an event at the ICSR at King's College London, where she spoke on communities-focused and gender-sensitive counterextremism strategies (

Tue 27 March 2018, 13:59 | Tags: Staff, PhD

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